Thursday, January 31, 2013

But this was Jesus – v2

I sat transfixed, in the synagogue
watching him read
from the ancient scroll
I heard Jesus’ words
my friend in the pulpit
someone I had known
I had lived beside, all of my life
He rose to read scripture
but what was he saying
I know this man, this neighbor
how could he claim Isaiah
that the prophecy was fulfilled
in our hearing, this time
in this moment as we heard it
read aloud by Jesus
our neighbor, known to us
how could this be, fulfilled
we were hanging on every word
all eyes upon him, anxious,
what was he saying, blasphemy
soon our hands upon him

Edited January 31, 2013
January 27, 2013
Luke 4:14-21 (Common English Bible)
as it must have sounded to his neighbors
Isaiah 61:1-2
and see Luke 4:22-30
Luke 4:14-21 (Common English Bible)
Nehemiah 8:1-3 (Common English Bible)
1 Corinthians 12:21-31a (Common English Bible)
Psalm 27
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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