Sunday, December 13, 2009

Masters over the Garden

We were created, mankind
in the image of God
given dominion over the earth
masters over the garden
created by God

Ours to tend and nurture
to care and to keep
not to abuse and to ravage
with no sense of what is to come
stewards, servants only
under the watchful eye of God
consequences for our actions
seen in the changes in the world

Rest he commanded, sabbath
for people and the land
to recover and to renew
to remember the place of man

God created, all we see and know
the earth and all that is in it
in six days, as the story goes
we are here, a brief candle
so our lives are set to be
to walk humbly as stewards
to leave a better world behind

December 13, 2009
Philippians 4:4-7
Exodus 23:10-12
Isaiah 12:2-6 (Call to Worship)
Psalm 150, United Methodist Hymnal #862 (Responsive Prayer)
Genesis 1:26-30
Worship Theme: “Advent Conspiracy: Thou Shalt Rest”
sermon, “And I Will Give You Rest”
by Pastor Ruth Foss
A Handmaiden of the Lord
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
December 13, 2009
Third Sunday of Advent
part of a series of sermons,
using the Advent Conspiracy
Pastoral Letter of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church
“God’s Renewed Creation: Call to Hope and Action”, at:
& more worship resources at:
Bill McKibben,
December 10, 2009
“The Moral Math of Climate Change”
Speaking of Faith
15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15)

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