Friday, March 18, 2011

Behind Your Closed Door

In the silence of your room
in time set apart
behind your closed door
that is the place to start
Falling to our knees
lifting our prayers up
emptying ourselves out
that God may fill us
knowing he hears us
and answers our petitions
if we would listen
to his voice speaking to us

March 18, 2011
1 Kings 19:11-13
Matthew 6:5-6 (God’s Word Translation)
Psalm 95:1-3 (God’s Word Translation)(Call to Worship)
Prayer of Adoration
Prayer of Dedication
Psalm 86:12
(hymn “Glorify Thy Name”, The Faith We Sing, #2016)
John 12:21 and Ephesians 1:17-18
(hymn “Open My Eyes”, The Faith We Sing, #2086)
(hymn “Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying”, The Faith We Sing, #2193)
(hymn “Come and Find the Quiet Center”, The Faith We Sing, #2128)
Worship Theme: “The Fruit of Silence is Prayer”
(1st in 5 part Lenten Worship Theme series on Mother Teresa’s quote:
“The fruit of Silence is Prayer,
The fruit of Prayer is Faith
The Fruit of Faith is Love
The fruit of Love is Service
The Fruit of Service is Peace”)
and sermon: “Silence is Golden”

by Pastor Ruth Foss
A Handmaiden of the Lord
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH

March 13, 2011
First Sunday in Lent
Joel 2:12-17a
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
John 20:11-18
(“In the Garden”, United Methodist Hymnal, #314)
Call to Worship
Prayer for Peace
Distribution of Ashes
and Ash Wednesday Meditation

by Pastor Ruth Foss
A Handmaiden of the Lord
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH

March 9, 2011
Ash Wednesday
Facebook message
by Barack Obama
March 9, 2011!/barackobama/
“Michelle and I join with millions of Christians
here and across the world to mark Ash Wednesday.
As we observe the season of Lent, we receive
with thanksgiving this opportunity for grace and repentance,
recommit ourselves to our faith, and
remember our obligations to one another.”!/barackobama/posts/10150107573326749

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1 comment:

Hayden Andrews said...

Wise words in a well written poem.

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