August 2, 2015 Sarah and Hagar- Another Look

The book of Genesis tells us that Abraham’s wife Sarah, barren and desperate, provided her slave Hagar to Abraham to start a family.  Once Hagar became pregnant with Ishmael, the female rivalry started; Hagar and her son Ishmael were cast out and left in the wilderness without water.  Last week we learned that the Islamic tradition picks up the story there and makes Hagar a hero.  In our own tradition, how do we reclaim the story and find God at work here?  This Sunday, August 2, at 9:30 a.m., we welcome back Lora East, our Pastoral Intern 2014-15, to bring us a new vantage point on the stories of Sarah and Hagar.  The SHPC Singers will sing a beautiful anthem for us!