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Joseph Reveals Himself To His Brothers
Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20

from the book
In the Beginning Was the Word
Scriptures For The Lectionary Speaking Choir, Cycle A

Dallas A. Brauninger

Genesis 45:1-15


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Use as an anthem.
2 readers - mature person as storyteller, young man

1 = storyteller
2 = Joseph

1: Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried out,

2: "Send everyone away from me."

1: So no one stayed with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers. And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard it. Joseph said to his brothers,

2: "I am Joseph. Is my father still alive?"

1: But his brothers could not answer him, so dismayed were they at his presence. Then Joseph said to his brothers,

2: "Come closer to me."

1: And they came closer. He said,

2: "I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. And now do not be distressed, or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life.

(2:) For the famine has been in the land these two years; and there ...

This Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 worship resource, Joseph Reveals Himself To His Brothers, is based on Genesis 45:1-15 and relates to Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 of Cycle A of the lectionary. This worship resource is excerpted from the book In the Beginning Was the Word. SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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