Wednesday, December 13, 2017

treasures of Advent – v2


ancient words of scripture
memories that we carry
these and so much more
treasures of Advent
the season of waiting

rereading the story
of the babe in the manger
slowing our steps
to journey with them
with Mary, with Joseph,
with the shepherds, the wise men

coming together, a community,
all who seek to bow down
by His manger-bed
all who seek to follow
to heed the call of our Master

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edited December 13, 2017
treasures of Advent – v2

edited December 13, 2017
memories of Advent – v2
December 13, 2017
a time of waiting and preparation – v2
December 12, 2017
memories of Advent
December 12, 2017
treasures of Advent
edited December 12, 2017
treasures of the season – v2
December 12, 2017
treasures of the season
edited/new name December 12, 2017
making room for Advent
December 12, 2017
room for Advent
December 12, 2017
souvenirs of Advent
December 10, 2017
leaving the script
Christ changing the words of the Passover Seder,
which was already 1400 years old at that time
December 10, 2017
God makes an invitation
December 10, 2017
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Second Sunday in Advent - Peace
Advent Sermon Series – “The Invitation…”
Lighting of the Advent Wreath – the candle of Peace
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
Isaiah 11:1-9
Isaiah 9:6-7
Romans 14:17-19
Great Thanksgiving and prayer before communion

and sermon “An Invitation to Peace…”
text

video
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Children’s Message
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Second Sunday in Advent
December 10, 2017
&
edited December 9, 2017
a journey of hope – v2
edited December 9, 2017
an invitation to the stable – v2
&
December 9, 2017
God will return
2 Peter 3:8-15a
The Upper Room Disciplines for 2017
“Faithful Wilderness Waiting”
December 4, 2017 to December 10, 2017
by Frank Rogers, Jr.
devotion for December 8, 2017
read December 9, 2017
&
December 9, 2017
a time of waiting and preparation
December 8, 2017
Breathe Deeply of Advent
December 8, 2017
Breathe in the Season
December 5, 2017
even in the wilderness
December 4, 2017
the Hope of the invitation
December 4, 2017
there is hope in the manger
December 4, 2017
things we gather
December 4, 2017
gather all you can
December 4, 2017
welcome to Advent
December 4, 2017
the invitation to the manger
December 4, 2017
Faith and Hope
edited December 4, 2017
Faith for each step – v2
December 4, 2017
Faith for each step
edited December 3, 2017
hope above all else – v2
December 3, 2017
hope above all else
December 3, 2017
the ones dressed in white
December 3, 2017
riding into battle
edited December 3, 2017
they don’t come – v2
December 3, 2017
invite them
December 3, 2017
carrying our treasure
December 3, 2017
we wait, we hope
edited December 3, 2017
A journey of Hope – 2 – v2
December 3, 2017
A journey of Hope - 2
edited/new name December 3, 2017
an invitation to hope
December 3, 2017
a journey of hope
December 3, 2017
the invitation of Advent
December 3, 2017
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
First Sunday in Advent - Hope
Advent Sermon Series – “The Invitation…”
Lighting of the Advent Wreath – the candle of Hope
Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19
Isaiah 57:7-12
Isaiah 9:1-3
Romans 5:1-5
Great Thanksgiving and prayer before communion
Testimony of Shyanne Foss about her Type 1 Diabetes
and sermon “An Invitation to Hope”
text
video
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Children’s Message
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
First Sunday in Advent
December 3, 2017
&
edited November 22, 2017
A Journey of Treasure – v5
(editing original again)
edited January 13, 2015
A Journey of Treasure – v4
(editing original again)
Edited January 5, 2013
“A Journey of Treasure – v3”
edited September 1, 2011
“A Journey of Treasure – v2”
1/1/06 14:38
“A Journey of Treasure”
Matthew 2:1-12 and the sermon “Time Passages”
by Pastor Lori Eldredge
Wesley United Methodist Church
Concord, NH
&
edited December 3, 2017
they are not invited – v2
December 2, 2017
they are not invited
December 2, 2017
they don’t come
December 2, 2017
we must invite them
December 2, 2017
we don’t invite them
December 2, 2017
come into God’s presence
edited December 2, 2017
Will we join that congregation – v2
edited/new title December 2, 2017
will we join that congregation
December 2, 2017
will we be gathered up to heaven
edited December 2, 2017
will we be raptured – v2
December 2, 2017
will we be raptured
December 2, 2017
an invitation to the stable
December 2, 2017
Jesus won salvation
edited December 2, 2017
where will we stand on Judgment Day – v2
edited December 1, 2017
The King is coming – v2
edited December 1, 2017
will we be ready – v2
December 1, 2017
will we be ready
December 1, 2017
where will we stand on Judgment Day
December 1, 2017
The King is coming
edited December 1, 2017
Does the Judgment convict us
December 1, 2017
does the judgement convict us
edited November 30, 2017
we live out our faith – v2
(with truthful weasel words added…)
edited/new name November 30, 2017
we live out our faith
edited November 30, 2017
do we live out our faith? – v2
November 30, 2017
do we live out our faith?
November 30, 2017
do we believe the scripture?
November 29, 2017
Christ will return soon
edited November 29, 2017
I believe in Jesus – 2 – v2
November 29, 2017
I believe in Jesus - 2
November 28, 2017
when I say I am a Christian
edited/new name November 28, 2017
I say I am a Christian
edited/new name November 28, 2017
We say we are Christians
November 28, 2017
They say they are Christians
edited/new name November 28, 2017
Christ will come down from heaven
edited November 28, 2017
Christ will judge us – v2
November 28, 2017
Christ will judge us
November 28, 2017
God will see our heart
November 27, 2017
whitewashed Christians
Matthew 23:27-28 (The Message)
““You’re hopeless, you religion scholars and Pharisees! Frauds!
You’re like manicured grave plots, grass clipped and the flowers bright,
but six feet down it’s all rotting bones and worm-eaten flesh.
People look at you and think you’re saints, but beneath the skin
you’re total frauds.”
November 27, 2017
false Christians - 2
edited November 27, 2017
lumped in with the others – v2
November 27, 2017
lumped in with the others
edited November 26, 2017
Why would I want to be a Christian – v2
November 26, 2017
why would I want to be a “Christian”
November 26, 2017
the name Christian spit from their lips
November 26, 2017
the name Christian spit from their lips
edited November 26, 2017
I saw heaven open – v2
edited to fit Twitter 280 characters
November 26, 2017
I saw heaven open
November 26, 2017
Ladies of scripture
November 26, 2017
Christ the King Sunday
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Psalm 95:1-7 (The Voice
Matthew 25:31-46 (The Voice)
The Final Judgement
The Sheep and the Goats
Revelations 19:11-16 (The Voice)
The Rider
and sermon “The King is coming…”
text
video
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Children’s Message
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Christ the King Sunday
November 26, 2017

All of my poems, photographs, and videos are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. All rights are reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss (raymondafoss@gmail.com) for usage. See all 45,650 of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

Christ, Spirit, God, Faith, love, grace, Pastor Ruth Foss, Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church, poem, Matthew 25, Psalm 95, prayer, Christ the King Sunday, Revelation 19, sheep, goats, judgement, Christian, second coming, Advent, rapture, invitation,

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Christ, Spirit, God, Faith, love, grace, Pastor Ruth Foss, Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church, poem, prayer, Advent, invitation, hope, manger, journey, treasure, Magi, peace, joy,

#Christ #God #Spirit #Faith #love #grace #poem #Psalm80 #Romans5 #Isaiah7 #Isaiah57 #pray #praying #prayer #hope #secondcoming #Advent #invitation #salvation #manger #cross #sacrifice  #journey #treasure #Magi #peace #joy

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Christ, Spirit, God, Faith, love, grace, Pastor Ruth Foss, Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church, poem, prayer, Advent, invitation, hope, manger, journey, treasure, Magi, peace, joy,

#Christ #God #Spirit #Faith #grace #poem #Psalm85 #Romans14 #Isaiah9 #Isaiah11 #prayer #secondcoming #Advent #invitation #salvation #manger #cross #sacrifice  #journey #treasure #Magi #hope #peace #love #joy

memories of Advent – v2


memories of Advent
of the first Christmas
the journey of the couple
the quest of the Magi
the ancient words
holy scripture, the Word,
coming alive before us.

memories of Advent
each year repeating
the season of waiting
revealed in God’s time
striving to be faithful
walking the path
to Christ’s manger-bed.

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edited December 13, 2017
memories of Advent – v2

December 13, 2017
a time of waiting and preparation – v2
December 12, 2017
memories of Advent
December 12, 2017
treasures of Advent
edited December 12, 2017
treasures of the season – v2
December 12, 2017
treasures of the season
edited/new name December 12, 2017
making room for Advent
December 12, 2017
room for Advent
December 12, 2017
souvenirs of Advent
December 10, 2017
leaving the script
Christ changing the words of the Passover Seder,
which was already 1400 years old at that time
December 10, 2017
God makes an invitation
December 10, 2017
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Second Sunday in Advent - Peace
Advent Sermon Series – “The Invitation…”
Lighting of the Advent Wreath – the candle of Peace
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
Isaiah 11:1-9
Isaiah 9:6-7
Romans 14:17-19
Great Thanksgiving and prayer before communion

and sermon “An Invitation to Peace…”
text

video
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Children’s Message
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Second Sunday in Advent
December 10, 2017
&
edited December 9, 2017
a journey of hope – v2
edited December 9, 2017
an invitation to the stable – v2
&
December 9, 2017
God will return
2 Peter 3:8-15a
The Upper Room Disciplines for 2017
“Faithful Wilderness Waiting”
December 4, 2017 to December 10, 2017
by Frank Rogers, Jr.
devotion for December 8, 2017
read December 9, 2017
&
December 9, 2017
a time of waiting and preparation
December 8, 2017
Breathe Deeply of Advent
December 8, 2017
Breathe in the Season
December 5, 2017
even in the wilderness
December 4, 2017
the Hope of the invitation
December 4, 2017
there is hope in the manger
December 4, 2017
things we gather
December 4, 2017
gather all you can
December 4, 2017
welcome to Advent
December 4, 2017
the invitation to the manger
December 4, 2017
Faith and Hope
edited December 4, 2017
Faith for each step – v2
December 4, 2017
Faith for each step
edited December 3, 2017
hope above all else – v2
December 3, 2017
hope above all else
December 3, 2017
the ones dressed in white
December 3, 2017
riding into battle
edited December 3, 2017
they don’t come – v2
December 3, 2017
invite them
December 3, 2017
carrying our treasure
December 3, 2017
we wait, we hope
edited December 3, 2017
A journey of Hope – 2 – v2
December 3, 2017
A journey of Hope - 2
edited/new name December 3, 2017
an invitation to hope
December 3, 2017
a journey of hope
December 3, 2017
the invitation of Advent
December 3, 2017
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
First Sunday in Advent - Hope
Advent Sermon Series – “The Invitation…”
Lighting of the Advent Wreath – the candle of Hope
Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19
Isaiah 57:7-12
Isaiah 9:1-3
Romans 5:1-5
Great Thanksgiving and prayer before communion
Testimony of Shyanne Foss about her Type 1 Diabetes
and sermon “An Invitation to Hope”
text
video
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Children’s Message
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
First Sunday in Advent
December 3, 2017
&
edited November 22, 2017
A Journey of Treasure – v5
(editing original again)
edited January 13, 2015
A Journey of Treasure – v4
(editing original again)
Edited January 5, 2013
“A Journey of Treasure – v3”
edited September 1, 2011
“A Journey of Treasure – v2”
1/1/06 14:38
“A Journey of Treasure”
Matthew 2:1-12 and the sermon “Time Passages”
by Pastor Lori Eldredge
Wesley United Methodist Church
Concord, NH
&
edited December 3, 2017
they are not invited – v2
December 2, 2017
they are not invited
December 2, 2017
they don’t come
December 2, 2017
we must invite them
December 2, 2017
we don’t invite them
December 2, 2017
come into God’s presence
edited December 2, 2017
Will we join that congregation – v2
edited/new title December 2, 2017
will we join that congregation
December 2, 2017
will we be gathered up to heaven
edited December 2, 2017
will we be raptured – v2
December 2, 2017
will we be raptured
December 2, 2017
an invitation to the stable
December 2, 2017
Jesus won salvation
edited December 2, 2017
where will we stand on Judgment Day – v2
edited December 1, 2017
The King is coming – v2
edited December 1, 2017
will we be ready – v2
December 1, 2017
will we be ready
December 1, 2017
where will we stand on Judgment Day
December 1, 2017
The King is coming
edited December 1, 2017
Does the Judgment convict us
December 1, 2017
does the judgement convict us
edited November 30, 2017
we live out our faith – v2
(with truthful weasel words added…)
edited/new name November 30, 2017
we live out our faith
edited November 30, 2017
do we live out our faith? – v2
November 30, 2017
do we live out our faith?
November 30, 2017
do we believe the scripture?
November 29, 2017
Christ will return soon
edited November 29, 2017
I believe in Jesus – 2 – v2
November 29, 2017
I believe in Jesus - 2
November 28, 2017
when I say I am a Christian
edited/new name November 28, 2017
I say I am a Christian
edited/new name November 28, 2017
We say we are Christians
November 28, 2017
They say they are Christians
edited/new name November 28, 2017
Christ will come down from heaven
edited November 28, 2017
Christ will judge us – v2
November 28, 2017
Christ will judge us
November 28, 2017
God will see our heart
November 27, 2017
whitewashed Christians
Matthew 23:27-28 (The Message)
““You’re hopeless, you religion scholars and Pharisees! Frauds!
You’re like manicured grave plots, grass clipped and the flowers bright,
but six feet down it’s all rotting bones and worm-eaten flesh.
People look at you and think you’re saints, but beneath the skin
you’re total frauds.”
November 27, 2017
false Christians - 2
edited November 27, 2017
lumped in with the others – v2
November 27, 2017
lumped in with the others
edited November 26, 2017
Why would I want to be a Christian – v2
November 26, 2017
why would I want to be a “Christian”
November 26, 2017
the name Christian spit from their lips
November 26, 2017
the name Christian spit from their lips
edited November 26, 2017
I saw heaven open – v2
edited to fit Twitter 280 characters
November 26, 2017
I saw heaven open
November 26, 2017
Ladies of scripture
November 26, 2017
Christ the King Sunday
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Psalm 95:1-7 (The Voice
Matthew 25:31-46 (The Voice)
The Final Judgement
The Sheep and the Goats
Revelations 19:11-16 (The Voice)
The Rider
and sermon “The King is coming…”
text
video
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Children’s Message
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Christ the King Sunday
November 26, 2017

All of my poems, photographs, and videos are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. All rights are reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss (raymondafoss@gmail.com) for usage. See all 45,650 of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

Christ, Spirit, God, Faith, love, grace, Pastor Ruth Foss, Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church, poem, Matthew 25, Psalm 95, prayer, Christ the King Sunday, Revelation 19, sheep, goats, judgement, Christian, second coming, Advent, rapture, invitation,

#Christ #God #Spirit #Faith #love #grace #poem #Psalm95 #Matthew25 #pray #praying #prayer #hope #ChristtheKingSunday #Revelation19 #sheep #goats #judgement #Christian #Esther #rider #secondcoming #Advent #rapture #invitation #salvation

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Christ, Spirit, God, Faith, love, grace, Pastor Ruth Foss, Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church, poem, prayer, Advent, invitation, hope, manger, journey, treasure, Magi, peace, joy,

#Christ #God #Spirit #Faith #love #grace #poem #Psalm80 #Romans5 #Isaiah7 #Isaiah57 #pray #praying #prayer #hope #secondcoming #Advent #invitation #salvation #manger #cross #sacrifice  #journey #treasure #Magi #peace #joy

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Christ, Spirit, God, Faith, love, grace, Pastor Ruth Foss, Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church, poem, prayer, Advent, invitation, hope, manger, journey, treasure, Magi, peace, joy,

#Christ #God #Spirit #Faith #grace #poem #Psalm85 #Romans14 #Isaiah9 #Isaiah11 #prayer #secondcoming #Advent #invitation #salvation #manger #cross #sacrifice  #journey #treasure #Magi #hope #peace #love #joy