Proper 5 C
1 Kings 17-18 (Elijah)
We see Elijah calling on the name of God, _
responding to the forces of evil with an appeal to a higher power.
May we be a people of faith.
We see Elijah caring for the most vulnerable, _
offering bread to the widow and a healing touch to her child.
May we be a people of compassion.
We see Elijah speaking truth to power, _
daring to deliver words of judgment to the King.
May we be a people of justice.
We see Elijah ascend in the whirlwind, _
offering the promise of the still unfolding future.
May we be a people of hope.
Call to Worship - 1995
Holy God of wind and fire;
Dance through this room today.
Holy God of earthquakes and illness;
Share our tears of sadness and pain.
Holy God of creation and new beginnings;
Show us again your vision of healing and wholeness.