Saturday, December 28, 2013

An Affirmation – v2

Joy welled up, filled our cups
our lives to overflowing
a day long sought after,
Being affirmed by our family of faith
in the sanctuary, in community
together hearing their words
feeling their love, their certainty

Hearing their support, their faith
in her call, to ministry, their belief
She is called by God to the pulpit,
to service, to care for a flock
to bring God’s message, as an elder
a shepherd for the Savior
His messenger of love

Edited December 28, 2013
An Affirmation – v2
April 21, 2008
An Affirmation
Results of the Church Charge Conference,
Wesley United Methodist Church,
Concord, NH
40 to nothing, saying yes, Ruth is ready
called for ordained ministry

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