Monday, December 20, 2010

One Candle Not Yet Burning

One candle in the circle
the center, the Christ
all the others burning
waiting for that night

The Eve of His coming
his humble stable birth
waiting for the Christ-child
to descend to the earth

Our hope, our joy
any peace we feel
all in the Christ
before Him do we kneel

Love come down
washing over us
God’s grace for us
restoring us to Him

Only through the Christ
through the gate of Jesus
bringing us to God
at the end of the ages



December 20, 2010
Matthew 2:1-5
Hebrews 12:28-13.3
Advent Candle Liturgy, by Dean McIntyre (with Matthew 1:18-25)
Worship Theme: “You never know where you will encounter God.”
Unison Prayer
and sermon, “Meeting Angels”
by Reverend Huntley Halvorson
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Suncook United Methodist Church
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Suncook, NH
December 19, 2010
Fourth Sunday of Advent
&
Isaiah 35:1-10
James 5:7-8
Call to Worship
church sign: “Uncontainable Joy”
Worship Theme: “Joy”
and sermon, “Uncontrollable”
by Pastor Ruth Foss
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http://www.ahandmaidenofthelord.blogspot.com
http://pastorruth.posterous.com/
A Handmaiden of the Lord
http://www.suncookumc.org
Suncook United Methodist Church
http://www.suncookumc.org
http://facebook.com/groups/136632035559/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Suncook-United-Methodist-Church/102221356487965
Suncook, NH
December 12, 2010
Third Sunday of Advent
&
2 Corinthians 4:1-10 (NRSV)
Isaiah 11:1-9 (TEV)
Luke 2:22-32 (TEV)
Luke 2:14 (bulletin cover)
Luke 2:8-14
Luke 19:41 (worship theme)
Responsive Prayer
(“Call to Worship #3”,
Year B, Second Sunday of Advent,
December 7, 2008, Order of service written by
the Rev. Nancy Townley, Abingdon author.)
http://www.worshipconnection.cokesbury.com/content.aspx?dyn=1705
Advent Candle Liturgy, by Dean McIntyre (with Psalm 72:1-7)
Children’s Message based on Matthew 1:21-23
Worship Theme: “If only you knew the way to peace”
and sermon, “Blessed Are the Peacemakers”
by Reverend Huntley Halvorson
http://www.suncookumc.org
Suncook United Methodist Church
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http://facebook.com/groups/136632035559/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Suncook-United-Methodist-Church/102221356487965
Suncook, NH
December 5, 2010
Second Sunday of Advent
&
Romans 13:11-14
Isaiah 2:1-5
Worship Theme: “Hope”
and sermon, “The Reason for the Season”
by Pastor Ruth Foss
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http://www.facebook.com/pastorruthfoss
http://www.ahandmaidenofthelord.blogspot.com
http://pastorruth.posterous.com/
A Handmaiden of the Lord
http://www.suncookumc.org
Suncook United Methodist Church
http://www.suncookumc.org
http://facebook.com/groups/136632035559/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Suncook-United-Methodist-Church/102221356487965
Suncook, NH
November 28, 2010
First Sunday of Advent

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1 comment:

Ray Foss said...

This is the 10,000th poem posted to my blog. Thank you God for this gift.