Thursday, August 08, 2013

when she offered the cup – v5

the words we share
the same, ancient
in gathering for the supper
for Holy Communion,
one body together

blessing, joy, humbly
sharing the words together
coming forward to receive
the gifts from Christ
His sacrifice for us

accepting the bread,
“the body of Christ broken for you”
expecting the cup,
“the blood of Christ shed for you”
each time the same

instead, something different,
when she offered the cup,
not the gift of Christ’s sacrifice
her words unfamiliar:
“the blessings of Christ”

these words she spoke to us
these words giving me pause
imparting that gift, from God,
the wine tasting different
not of sacrifice, a gift

as we received the cup
blessings of our Savior
the blessings of Christ
the gift of His love
poured out for us

Edited August 8, 2013
“when she offered the cup – v5”
Edited August 5, 2013
“when she offered the cup – v4”

Edited August 5, 2013
“when she offered the cup – v3”
(after helping to serve Communion)
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
August 4, 2013
Edited July 30, 2013
“when she offered the cup – v2”
Edited July 6, 2013
“when she offered the cup”
email to Harriet Bean
“when you offered the cup. Usually is it
"the blood of Christ shed for you";
but you focused on the blessings.”
typed July 2, 2013
“The Blessings of Christ”
June 7, 2013
Call to Worship
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
June 2, 2013
Second Sunday after Pentecost

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