Saturday, January 17, 2009

Baptismal Fire

The waters of baptism, the fire of Pentecost
the rushing winds, racing across the waters
the firmament, before the separation of the waters
Baptismal fire, pouring onto us, burning but not consuming
filling us with your Spirit, your essence, your love
emboldening, empowering, changing your people
Making us more than followers, disciples now,
shepherds of the flock, a priesthood
charged by the creator, to be the savior,
to be John crying into that wilderness
out of our souls, the Spirit within
bringing your light into the darkness

January 17, 2009
Genesis 1:1-5
Mark 1:4-11
Mark 1:12-13
Acts 2:1-21
Acts 19:1-7
and sermon, “Child of God”,
by Pastor Ruth L. Foss, January 11, 2009
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
and sermon, “Come, Holy Spirit”,
by Reverend Lori Eldredge
North Kingstown United Methodist Church,
North Kingstown, RI
and sermon, “Beginnings”, by Reverend Peter Hey,
Wesley United Methodist Church,
Concord, NH

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