Friday, April 02, 2010

Centuries of Tradition - edited

In the rote of the ritual
centuries of tradition
following the words
of the story long ago

The story of this people
chosen by the creator
delivered from the pharaoh
led to the promised land

All of this changed
a new people created
in the words of the Christ
in the upper room that night

Symbols changing
gaining new meaning
the bread his broken body
and the wine the blood of the lamb

Joining the Christ-child
the man who would suffer
the disciples who would betray,
deny and desert him

So we, just as unworthy
to the table he offers
salvation, his body, his blood
that we may live again

Remembering ever
a new people united
together in worship, all of us
at the table he set

edited April 2, 2010
February 28, 2010
Mark 14:12, 22-25
Isaiah 11:1-5
Isaiah 52:7 (Call to Worship)
Deuteronomy 16:1-8
Exodus 12:1-28
Deuteronomy 11:16-21
and sermon, “A Last Meal”
by Pastor Ruth L. Foss
the first in a series of sermons, based in part on the book,
“24 Hours That Changed the World”, by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
February 28, 2010

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