For some of us, this weekend is World Communion Sunday. Our text for Sunday is from Exodus. It is our first dip into the waters of this book, having finished Genesis last week, and we are dropped right into the instructions for the Passover.

Will you do some interpretation to get people from A to B? Or just let the text stand on its own?

Exodus 12:1-13 and 13:1-8

Working Preacher’s resources are here.  The Text this Week is here.

As we’ve been hearing the story of the people of Israel, I keep thinking about which stories in our lives we lift up for posterity. Moses instructs people in this text to “remember”. We never just remember something from the past. We always remember it and interpret it in light of where we are now.

The other place Christians often use the word “remember” liturgically is at the Table, when we remember Jesus, the night he was betrayed…. And at the Font, we tell people to remember their baptisms.

I was an infant at my baptism, so I don’t remember it, exactly. And I wasn’t there the night Jesus was betrayed. I wasn’t there in Egypt either. And yet, I can remember, I can connect those stories to my story today.

Where does the text speak to you today? Where are you leaning?

Please share ideas for Children’s messages. And if you celebrate World Communion, those ideas may be helpful for others too

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