Friday, March 07, 2014

breathing in Sorrow

sensing Sorrow’s presence
in the fire’s progress
breathing in the smoke
deeply , deeply
that transformation
drawn into the pit

the palms of Sunday
covered with our hosannas!
their burning so quickly
in becoming smoke, ashes

breathing in Sorrow
a cloak, a presence
the ashes drawn within
into my lungs, onto my heart
hidden, in secret, within
within my body, upon my life

my walk different
after the smoke, the ashes
sensing Sorrow’s presence
in life, in memory

edited, new poem March 7, 2014
breathing in Sorrow
edited March 6, 2014
the ashes drawn within – v2
March 6, 2014
the ashes drawn within
Ash Wednesday worship service at
Mountain Heights Healthcare Facility
Patten, ME
March 6, 2014
burning last year’s palms
hymn, “Sunday’s Palms Are Wednesday’s Ashes” TFWS #2138
Worship Theme – “Ash Wednesday
Unison Prayer
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 (CEB)
Joel 2:12-17a (CEB)
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Imposition of Ashes
Communion liturgy – “The Great Thanksgiving for Early Lent”
Lenten poem:”Changer: A Lenten Poem”
by Adrienne Sparrow Trevathan
my earlier poem, “within the sweetness of the smoke”
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
March 5, 2014
Ash Wednesday

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