Saturday, March 15, 2014

the anger of the fire – v2

the anger of the fire
wicking the celebration
consuming our joy
hosannas burning
becoming dust

the anger of the fire
the mob of Friday
producing ashes
joy burned away
only sorrow remaining

the anger of the fire
the chaos of that week
the palms burning
a witness, a mirror
for a people of dust

edited March 15, 2014
the anger of the fire – v2
March 5, 2014
the anger of the fire
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
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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