Wednesday, September 28, 2016

share joys


share tears, sorrow
with your sisters and brothers
share joys, triumphs
with your neighbors, others
share hope, enduring
on your journey, light
share Christ, Jesus
the balm to heal our brokenness
salvation to redeem the world

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September 28, 2016
share joys

editing “share tears”
September 28, 2016
what really matters – v2
September 28, 2016
seek to do the will of God
edited September 28, 2016
seek to share the word – v2
September 28, 2016
seek to share the word
September 28, 2016
discover beauty
September 28, 2016
if you see your enemy hungry
September 28, 2016
keep burning
September 27, 2016
keep aflame
September 27, 2016
pray all the harder
September 27, 2016
make friends
September 27, 2016
share tears
September 27, 2016
God can use us in each season
September 27, 2016
come along beside them
edited September 27, 2016
Church is family – v3
September 27, 2016
imperfect love - 2
September 27, 2016
we need to stand together
Proverbs 27:17
September 26, 2016
run for dear life
September 26, 2016
don’t fake it
September 26, 2016
no one seems to care
September 26, 2016
we have our own set of rules
edited September 26, 2016
an earthly family – v2
September 26, 2016
the same truth
September 26, 2016
we are called to speak
September 26, 2016
It is about Jesus
September 26, 2016
that is the real truth
September 26, 2016
the Holy Spirit leads us - 2
September 26, 2016
in perfect love
September 26, 2016
as one family
September 26, 2016
we need to do this together
September 26, 2016
His definition of family
September 26, 2016
Do we question God
September 26, 2016
a broken family
September 26, 2016
an earthly family
September 25, 2016
a perfect family
September 25, 2016
how are we fulfilling our covenant
September 25, 2016
our sworn duty
September 25, 2016
we have made a divine oath
September 25, 2016
Are we working for the Kingdom
September 25, 2016
if we were not here
September 25, 2016
what difference did I make
September 25, 2016
how often have I been faithful
September 25, 2016
whose life have I changed
September 25, 2016
who have I brought to Christ
edited September 25, 2016
we acknowledge our differences
edited September 25, 2016
acknowledging our differences – v2
September 25, 2016
acknowledging our differences
September 25, 2016
cultivating a life in common
September 25, 2016
God can use us too
edited September 25, 2016
Church is family – v2
different name September 25, 2016
Church is family
September 25, 2016
an authentic family
September 25, 2016
with one common purpose
September 25, 2016
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Sermon Series:
“The Body of Christ…?”
“Is There A Higher Purpose?”
Psalm 147:1-11
Isaiah 1:11-17 (The Message)
1 Corinthians 1:10-12 (The Message)
Luke 14:15-24 (The Message)
Romans 12:9-21 (The Message)
and message: “Is This All There Is…?”
text:
video:
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
and Children’s Message
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
September 25, 2016
&
September 24, 2016
what really matters
September 24, 2016
a collective vision
September 24, 2016
family loves
September 24, 2016
where they are
edited September 23, 2016
Satan stalks us
edited September 23, 2016
Evil stalks us – v2
edited September 23, 2016
Evil stalks us – v2
edited September 23, 2016
broken, shattered – v4
 (editing version 2)
September 23, 2016
evil stalks us
September 23, 2016
we are not perfect
September 23, 2016
we must be transparent
September 23, 2016
no secrets
edited September 23, 2016
we are called to another way – v2
September 22, 2016
we are called to another way
edited September 22, 2016
feeling God at work – v2
edited September 22, 2016
in community with one another – v3
edited September 22, 2016
in community with one another – v2
September 22, 2016
in community with one another
September 21, 2016
less I statements
edited September 21, 2016
broken, shattered – v3
September 21, 2016
seeing ourselves - 2
September 21, 2016
welcoming the others
September 21, 2016
as the body of Christ
edited September 21, 2016
we are stronger together – v2
edited September 20, 2016
gathering the broken people
September 20, 2016
gathering the broken pieces
September 20, 2016
gathering the other threads
September 20, 2016
we are stronger together
edited September 20, 2016
broken, shattered – v2
September 20, 2016
we are called, we are summoned
September 20, 2016
broken, shattered
September 20, 2016
serving others
September 20, 2016
loving others
September 20, 2016
helping one another
September 20, 2016
a way of living
September 20, 2016
in bondage
September 20, 2016
aching, hurting
September 20, 2016
clothed in righteousness
September 19, 2016
clothed in love - 4
September 19, 2016
robed in Christ
September 19, 2016
she was all alone
edited September 19, 2016
I was crying in the back pew – v3
edited September 19, 2016
I was crying in the back pew – v2
September 19, 2016
I was crying in the back pew
edited September 19, 2016
you welcomed me in – v2
September 19, 2016
you welcomed me in
September 19, 2016
I was a stranger
edited September 19, 2016
parched souls – v2
September 19, 2016
parched souls
September 19, 2016
living water - 2
September 19, 2016
feed their spirits
September 19, 2016
hungry for Jesus - 2
September 18, 2016
welcome them in – 2
September 18, 2016
anew each day
September 18, 2016
lead them to grace
September 18, 2016
as much as we are
September 18, 2016
defining what He has created
September 18, 2016
God defines family
September 18, 2016
we leave people out
September 18, 2016
perfect love
September 18, 2016
family, the body
September 18, 2016
clay in His hand
September 18, 2016
feeling God at work
September 18, 2016
A right relationship with God
September 18, 2016
deep in love with God
September 18, 2016
love, unconditional love
September 18, 2016
the chink in our armor
September 18, 2016
we love them, we hate them
September 18, 2016
we need them
September 18, 2016
welcome the family
edited September 18, 2016
each act of kindness – v2
September 18, 2016
each act of kindness
September 18, 2016
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Sermon Series:
“The Body of Christ…?”
“What really matters?”
Psalm 150
Matthew 25:34-46
bulletin cover
message: “What Is Most Important…?”
text:
video:
by Pastor Ruth Foss
and Children’s Message
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
September 18, 2016
&
forgive us, Lord
September 18, 2016
family – haiku - 2
September 18, 2016
family – haiku
September 18, 2016
will I go and do likewise
edited September 18, 2016
will I extend grace – v2
edited September 18, 2016
do I see Jesus
edited September 18, 2016
do we see Jesus – 3
September 18, 2016
do you see Jesus
September 18, 2016
will I extend grace
September 18, 2016
stick closer together
September 18, 2016
family - 2
edited September 18, 2016
open our hearts – 2 – v2
September 18, 2016
open our hearts - 2
September 18, 2016
open our minds - 2
September 18, 2016
open our doors - 2
September 18, 2016
we hurt our sisters
September 18, 2016
the church is wrong
September 18, 2016
we leave the family
September 18, 2016
we have been asleep
September 18, 2016
we must awake from our slumber
September 18, 2016
grab their hand
September 18, 2016
as we wake up
September 18, 2016
Are you awake
September 18, 2016
if we go numb
September 18, 2016
we miss God’s blessings
edited September 17, 2016
it can’t be fake – v2
edited September 16, 2016
alive again – v2
edited September 16, 2016
in our lives – 2 – v2
edited September 16, 2016
as the body - v2
edited September 16, 2016
we need that joy – v2
edited September 16, 2016
there is hope in that light – v2
edited September 16, 2016
be the light of Jesus – v2
September 16, 2016
alive again
September 16, 2016
it can’t be fake
September 16, 2016
in our lives – 2
September 16, 2016
as the body
September 15, 2016
we need that joy
September 15, 2016
there is hope in that light
edited September 15, 2016
shine the light of Jesus – v2
edited September 15, 2016
be the light of Jesus
September 15, 2016
shine the light of Jesus
edited September 15, 2016
we must stay connected
September 15, 2016
stay connected
September 15, 2016
we must draw together
edited September 15, 2016
I pray for the light – v2
September 15, 2016
I pray for the light
September 12, 2016
outside our walls
September 12, 2016
to change the tide
September 12, 2016
family means
September 12, 2016
like family
September 12, 2016
within our family
September 12, 2016
Yes, I am asleep
September 12, 2016
to be Christ-like
September 12, 2016
sleeping
edited September 12, 2016
we have forgotten family – v2
September 11, 2016
we have forgotten family
September 11, 2016
with God’s help
September 11, 2016
Are you asleep
September 11, 2016
we need to wake up
September 11, 2016
did he miss the message
September 11, 2016
we are all broken
September 11, 2016
expand
September 11, 2016
asleep during the sermon
September 11, 2016
waking up
September 11, 2016
no one is left behind
September 11, 2016
we leave out people
September 11, 2016
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Sermon Series:
“The Body of Christ…?”
Wake Up!
Galatians 6:1-5
Acts 20:7-12
Eutychus
message: “Hey, Are You Asleep…?”
text:
video:
by Pastor Ruth Foss
and Children’s Message
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
September 11, 2016
&
and 15th anniversary of the attack of September 11, 2001
&
September 10, 2016
a gathering together
September 10, 2016
a Godly community
Pastor Ruth Foss
weblog - “A Pastor’s Meditations”
“What is worship?”
September 10, 2016
&
September 10, 2016
we must be the body of Christ
edited September 10, 2016
Are we the body of Christ – v3
September 10, 2016
changing the picture
September 10, 2016
pulling at the threads
September 10, 2016
grieving God’s Spirit
September 10, 2016
denying the welcome of God
September 10, 2016
we don’t define family
September 10, 2016
as the family of Christ
edited/new name September 10, 2016
we must close our eyes
September 10, 2016
draw wide the circle
September 10, 2016
Do I see the face of Jesus
September 10, 2016
close our eyes
September 10, 2016
draw the circle wider
September 10, 2016
love the family of believers
September 10, 2016
stand firm in the faith
September 10, 2016
what would we have to do
September 10, 2016
Resist Satan
September 10, 2016
do good to all people
September 10, 2016
connected - 2
September 9, 2016
we come to worship
edited September 9, 2016
surrender to Jesus – v3
edited September 9, 2016
Are we the body of Christ – v2
edited September 9, 2016
those who game the system – v2
edited September 9, 2016
Do we lack a vision – v2
edited September 8, 2016
bring bandages – v2
edited September 8, 2016
family – v2
edited September 8, 2016
family – v2
September 8, 2016
family
September 8, 2016
bring bandages
edited September 5, 2016
needing the Savior – v2
edited September 5, 2016
do we know our siblings – v3
edited September 5, 2016
do we know our siblings – v2
September 5, 2016
do we know our siblings
edited September 5, 2016
If Jesus was here with us – v3
September 5, 2016
we have distorted the image
September 5, 2016
what would it look like
September 5, 2016
powerful questions
September 5, 2016
if we are the body
September 5, 2016
Are we the body of Christ
September 5, 2016
Are we the family of God
September 5, 2016
what family is
September 5, 2016
Are we family
September 4, 2016
I lay down my life – 3
edited September 5, 2016
we are blood, we are family – v2
edited September 5, 2016
the meaning of family – v2
September 5, 2016
those on his right
September 4, 2016
we are blood, we are family
September 4, 2016
the meaning of family
September 4, 2016
Yes, we are
September 4, 2016
empty seats
September 4, 2016
ache in the tearing
September 4, 2016
brothers and sisters - 2
September 4, 2016
We Are Family
September 4, 2016
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Sermon Series:
“The Body of Christ…?”
Family
Psalm 150
Matthew 25:34-46
Galatians 6:10
1 Peter 2:17
1 Peter 5:9
message: “We Are Family…”
(in the printed bulletin as, “We Are Family…?”)
video:
text:
by Pastor Ruth Foss
and Children’s Message
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
September 4, 2016
&
edited September 5, 2016
easily recognized – v2
September 4, 2016
I pray for a common purpose
September 3, 2016
offer them love
edited September 3, 2016
love the cheats – v2
edited/ new name September 3, 2016
love the cheats
September 3, 2016
those who game the system
September 3, 2016
we need to unite
September 3, 2016
how can we capture
September 3, 2016
Do we lack a vision
September 2, 2016
How can everyone win
thinking about the National Monument designation,
the moving forward on a comprehensive plan,
and the presidential election during
the Patten Lumbermen’s Museum
board meeting
September 1, 2016
&
September 2, 2016
remember the mission
September 2, 2016
simple - 2
September 1, 2016
share
September 1, 2016
shine - 2
September 1, 2016
who we are called to be
September 1, 2016
they are waiting for us to change
September 1, 2016
season the world
September 1, 2016
an embarrassment to Jesus
September 1, 2016
visible in us
edited August 31, 2016
surrender to Jesus – v2
August 31, 2016
easily recognized
August 30, 2016
a likeness of Jesus
August 30, 2016
surrender to Jesus
August 30, 2016
let Christ lead
August 30, 2016
burn away the darkness
August 30, 2016
bring His light
August 30, 2016
declare Christ’s name
August 30, 2016
uncomfortable
August 30, 2016
be the edge of the robe
August 29, 2016
needing the Savior
August 29, 2016
unclean souls
August 29, 2016
joining the outcasts
August 29, 2016
using our gifts together
August 29, 2016
Do this together
August 29, 2016
we need the Spirit
August 29, 2016
we need Jesus
August 29, 2016
touch the leper
merged August 29, 2016
living by our laws, by Christ
August 29, 2016
living by Christ
August 29, 2016
living by our laws
August 29, 2016
taking the news out there
August 29, 2016
what if Christ had played it safe
August 28, 2016
what do we lose
August 28, 2016
are we willing to risk
August 28, 2016
our light source
August 28, 2016
my little candle
August 28, 2016
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Sermon Series:
Risky Business
Psalm 139:14-18
Mark 8
Mark 9
message: “A Glowing Response”
video:
text:
by Pastor Ruth Foss
and Children’s Message
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
August 28, 2016
&
August 25, 2016
what price do we pay
August 25, 2016
willing to take risks
edited August 24, 2016
If Jesus was here with us
August 24, 2016
not matching up
edited/ renamed August 23, 2016
If Jesus was here with us
August 23, 2016
If Jesus was alive today
August 23, 2016
speaking truth to their power
August 23, 2016
their words become lies
August 23, 2016
shattering what they believe
edited/merged August 22, 2016
in the shattering, something new emerges
something new emerges
edited/new August 22, 2016
in the shattering, in the breaking
August 22, 2016
in the shattering
edited August 22, 2016
Love above all else – v2
edited August 22, 2016
Truth to change us – v2
August 21, 2016
love to set them free
August 21, 2016
Love to set us free
August 21, 2016
Truth to change us
August 21, 2016
Love above all else
August 21, 2016
you bless us
August 21, 2016
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Sermon Series:
Risky Business
“Risking It All”
Psalm 103:1-6
Mark 5:21-43
Mark 6:1-29
message: “Risking It All”
video:
text:
by Pastor Ruth Foss
and Children’s Message
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
August 21, 2016
&
edited August 21, 2016
in the face of adversity – 2 – v2
August 21, 2016
we judge, we divide
edited August 21, 2016
How can we love – v2
August 21, 2016
How can we love
August 21, 2016
How can the light shine
August 21, 2016
we must pull together
August 21, 2016
We judge our neighbor
edited August 21, 2016
We damage the fabric – v3
August 20, 2016
in the face of adversity - 2
August 20, 2016
in community we find hope
August 20, 2016
we repair the breach – 2
August 20, 2016
binding the cords
August 20, 2016
stitching the wounds
edited August 20, 2016
We damage  the fabric – v2
August 20, 2016
We damage the fabric
We damage the fabric #2
We damage the fabric #1
August 14, 2016
Worship in the Park (indoors)
Scripture:
Habakkuk 3:17-19
message: “Worship in the Park”
video:
text:
by Pastor Ruth Foss
praise music led by
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church Praise Team
Director, Chuck Loucka
opening prayer
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
prayer over the offering
by Pastor Franklin Randall, Jr.
Patten Pentecostal Church
&
August 7, 2016
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Sermon Series:
Risky Business
Psalm 146
Mark 1:21-45
Mark 2:1-22
sermon “Nothing Held Back”
text
video
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Children’s Message from Mystery Box
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
August 7, 2016
&
August 9, 2015
Worship in the Park
Scripture:
1 Corinthians 13:1-3
John 13:34-35
John 15:1-17
Lord’s Prayer
message: “Community”
by Raymond A. Foss
&
praise music led by
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church Praise Team
Director, Chuck Loucka
&
opening prayer
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
&
prayer before the offering
and songs of praise over the offering
by Pastor Franklin Randall, Jr.
Patten Pentecostal Church
&
Pastor Rodney Lord’s sermon, 2014
Worship in the Park
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Psalm 133
Psalm 84:5
Revelations 4:11
Revelations 5
Deuteronomy 5:16
Leviticus 19
John 4
1 Peter 3:15
Jeremiah 29:11
Hebrews
Romans 15:13
&
message by Pastor Rodney Lord
August 10, 2014
Patten Academy Park
Patten, ME
&
Pastor Ruth Foss
Habakkuk 3:17-19 NIV
sermon
“There is Hope in Community”
Worship in the Park
Patten Pioneer Days
August 11, 2013

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