Thursday, January 31, 2013

adopted in, grafted in

cut off from our old roots
put into living water
drinking of the nutrients
the soil of the word
leaving the world behind us
adopted in love
grafted in, new life to begin
in the vine of the Lord

grafted in, from our past
like a living shoot,
a new branch,
grafted in, entering
into the body of Christ
a shoot added to the vine
that give us new life
grafted in, included

adopted into the family of God
our old roots replaced
with love divine
the soil of God’s grace
grafted in, growing
into the body of Christ
each one together
growing in new life

Edited January 31, 2013
“adopted in, grafted in ”
January 30 2013
“grafted in”
Luke 4:14-21 (Common English Bible)
Nehemiah 8:1-3 (Common English Bible)
1 Corinthians 12:21-31a (Common English Bible)
Psalm 27
(and Ezekiel 37:1-14, not included by Pastor Ruth)
Worship Theme: “The People of God Unite”
Call to Worship (Psalm 27:1, 4-5, & 13-14 NIV Bible)
Unison Prayer
Prayer of Dedication (GBOD © 2013 Psalm 27)
and sermon – “Like a Hand in a Glove”
by Pastor Ruth Foss
A Handmaiden of the Lord
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
January 27, 2013
Third Sunday after Epiphany

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