Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Sabbath for the Earth

Under the words of the commandments
a sabbath day of rest
stopping to commune with our creator
to worship God with our neighbors
to remember his holiness

A Sabbath for the earth
to rest from our toils, demands
to recover from the excesses of man
renewing on that day, as the creator planned
a cycle of life in his command

A balance of work and rest
peace in trusting in the creator
our part in the heavenly plan
we and all of creation
held in his loving hands

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
and sermon – “All You Need Is Love. . . ”
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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