Topic

Veronica Dyck spoke about two miracles: Elijah raising a widow’s boy from the dead and Jesus calling a man to arise from his coffin. Elijah’s role as a prophet was to encourage people’s faithfulness to God (rather than to Baal), to keep the people unified, and to call people back to God. Conflict between the king and the prophet was common and King Ahab did not make thing easy for Elijah; he married Jezebel, served Baal and did evil in the sight of God. When Elijah restores the widow’s son to life, she changes her tune from blaming Elijah for the boy’s death to acknowledging him as a prophet. Similarly, when Jesus brought the widow’s son back to life in the small village of Nain, he was recognized as a prophet. Jesus is a Messiah who provides escape – not from the Romans, but from death. In these two stories, life is restored, based on compassion, and exemplified best by the widow and Jesus. [HN]

Service Details

Passage: lectionary, 1 Kings 17

Communion: Yes

Ecumenical or Event:

Potluck Lunch: No

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: Veronica Dyck

Worship Leader: Karl Brown

Song Leader: Erna Friesen

Pianist: Andre Pekovich

Usher: Henry Neufeld

Childrens Feature Leader:

Hospitality

Bring Flowers: Tena & Henry

Coffee Helper:

Sound Helper:

Sunday School Team

Child Care Volunteer: