Sunday, December 13, 2009

Rest for the Land

Within the commandments
the call from God to rest
an understanding more than man
rest for the land as well
our animals, our servants
the land all needing to rest
our duty as stewards
to follow the master’s will

To care for the land and the people
the animals and plants as well
all of creation is waiting
for us to follow his call
to treat the planet with care
in keeping with our charge
masters over creation
not as creators, gardeners
only for our time on the earth

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 L. Foss,
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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