Thursday, March 10, 2011

During this season

Staring at our lives
where we are failing
how we walk away
each of us the Prodigal
During this season looking
drawing within
to prepare ourselves more fully
for the day of our joy
our lives beginning anew
when Christ rose from the dead

Each of us on a journey
more focused in this season
spending time studying his word
and spending time in silence
denying our bodies sins of the flesh
our focus more on God
standing in your temple
or falling to our knees

All of this worthy
part of our spirit of repentance
trying in our own way
to respond to the joy inside
to go where we are called
to offer a balm of hope
spreading that the joy we fee
to everyone on earth

March 10, 2011
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 L. Foss!/pastorruthfoss
A Handmaiden of the Lord
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
March 9, 2011
Ash Wednesday
article, “When did United Methodists start the "imposition of ashes" on Ash Wednesday?”
Season of Lent
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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