Monday, February 07, 2011

Melting the Ice

The metaphor profound
yet there before us
the ice giving way
to the salt of the earth

Spreading salt
on the path to your temple
the sand mixed in
to make the path clear

Melting ice
the darkness receding
our witness revealing
the love of the Christ

All of us worthy
salt of the earth
worthy of the message
to share our new birth

We are to go
to be a light to the nations
sharing God’s love
to the ends of the earth

The salt of the earth
not some prestigious group
each of us able
to be light to the world

February 7, 2011
Matthew 5:13-20 (NRSV)
(and Matthew 5:1-12, Beatitudes)
John 6:51 (Call to Worship)
Isaiah 58.6-12 (NRSV)
John 13:34-35 and Ephesians 4:4-6
(“They'll Know We Are Christians by Our Love”, The Faith We Sing #2223)
Micah 6:8
(“We Are Called”, The Faith We Sing #2172)
Call to Worship (John 6:51)
Prayer of Confession
Prayer of Dedication
Worship Theme: “A Meal for All People”
and sermon, “Salty Christians”
by Reverend Huntley Halvorson
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
February 6, 2011
Fifth Sunday after Epiphany¬oc=1
Scout Sunday

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