Dr. Veronica Dyck (Ph.D., Religious Social Ethics) spoke on the story of Hannah, who prayed so fervently for a son that the priest Eli mistook her for being intoxicated. Her bargain with God was that if she bore a male child, he would become a nazirite in the Lord’s service. After enduring taunting for barrenness from her co-wife Peninnah with husband Elkanah, Hannah gave birth to Samuel, who would go on to lead the Hebrew people through the transition to rule by kings. Hannah’s song in 1 Samuel 2 expressed praise to God for communal and personal blessings. Like other barren matriarch stories in the Bible, this counter-testimony shows us a way to praise God for faithfulness in the midst of pain. [KH]

Service Details

Passage: 1Sa 1:1-20; 1 Samuel 2:1-10; Heb 10:11-14 (15-18), 19-25; Mk 13:1-8

Communion: No

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Worship Team

Speaker: Veronica Dyck

Worship Leader: Janice Kreider

Song Leader: Andre Pekovich

Pianist: Andre Pekovich

Usher: Ed Epp

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