Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Not Our Clothes

Rent our hearts
not our clothes
hidden from the world
known to God

Open our hearts
ripped from the world
entering in
to hear his word

His message for us
spoken in the silence
heard by our hearts
not by our ears

Only in silence
in entering in
able to hear his message
our life to begin

Answering his call
by our words and our feet
raising ourselves up
going where he leads

March 9, 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
earlier poem:
“Rend Your Heart”

Not in ashes or sack cloth
not in torn garments only
God calling to us
to rend our hearts
to turn from our ways
repent and turn to Him
walking in His ways
drenched in His love
all the rest of our days.

October 11, 2010
Joel 2:12
Joel 2:12-14
Hosea 10-14
Joel 1:1-2:17
Heartlight’s Straight Through Bible Study
for September 28, 2010,
read October 11, 2010

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