In a past post I’ve called attention to Pamela Yoder, one of the pastors of the College Mennonite Church. Susan Dengler is another pastor. This coming Sunday morning she will introduce another series of sermons. She wrote in this week’s newsletter:
This Sunday we begin a new worship series, “A Line of Women,” in which we will explore the stories of Old Testament women as we continue in our quest to live God’s story. This series title comes from a hymn by John Bell, which begins, “There is a line of women, extending back to Eve, whose role in shaping history God only could conceive.”
I have visualized this concept as an actual line, or procession, of women, composed initially of those who are part of the biblical narrative and finally of all women throughout history—including us—who have done their part to move God’s story along. As we move through the summer, these stories will not follow chronologically. Rather, it will be as if each woman in this line will “step forward” to tell her story and then will rejoin the procession. By the end of the summer we should be able to see how these lives connect with each other and with us.
The woman who steps up to tell her story this week is Miriam—sister of Moses and Aaron. We will discover that, although Miriam did not lead a perfect life, she was an important part of God’s continuing story. —Susan Dengle
If you would like to hear this Sunday morning’s sermon you may hear it at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday morning over the internet.
Or better still you may go to http://www.collegemennonite.org/ and find the way to watch the service on your computer at 9:15 on Sunday mornng.