Tuesday, February 19, 2013

prince of the earth

the tempter, the Devil calling
seeking to ensnare Jesus
the prince of the earth offering
the kingdoms of dust
Christ responding boldly
with words of ancient scripture
discounting the gifts offered
standing on the word
the prince of earth empty
bereft of his power
with Christ he was a failure
unable to change his path

February 19, 2013

First Sunday in Lent
Luke 4:1-13 (God’s Word Bible)
Deuteronomy 26:1-11 (NIV Bible)
Worship Theme – “The Voice of God . . . Judas”
Call to Worship (Lectionary Worship Aids /Series IX, Cycle C ©2013)
Unison Prayer: Lent, United Methodist Hymnal, #268
Prayer of Dedication (GBOD 2013, Luke 4:1-13)
This Lenten Season, we are doing something a little different. We are doing Lenten Dramas from:   http://www.sermonsfromseattle.com/home.htm It is called "The Voice of God". We are hearing conversations between God and some of the characters that took part in Passion Week. It has been a "moving experience" for all. . . 
February 13 2013 Ash Wednesday – James  (portrayed by Diane Mitchell)
February 17, 2013 – Judas  (portrayal by Ray Foss)
February 24, 2013 – Peter  (portrayal by Marshall Burns)
March 3, 2013 – Pilate  (portrayed by Richard Fleury)
March 10, 2013 – Barabbas  (portrayed by Mark Cioffi)
March 17, 2013 - Dysmas (Thief on the cross)  (portrayed by Ray Foss)
March 24, 2013 Palm Sunday
March 28, 2013 Maundy Thursday – The Centurion  (portrayed by Mark Cioffi)
March 29, 2013 Good Friday - Mary Mother of Jesus (portrayed by Kathy Akerman)
March 31, 2013 Easter Sunday! - The Gardner (portrayed by Mary Ann Cioffi)
and Lenten Drama:                              
(a conversation with Judas and God
after the Christ was dead, before Judas died)
I was Judas in the drama
by Pastor Ruth Foss
A Handmaiden of the Lord
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
February 17, 2013
First Sunday in Lent

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