Saturday, June 21, 2014

Apricot and Periwinkle – v2

Apricot and periwinkle
Robin’s egg and salmon.
Moments, seconds, of
Yesterday’s sunset
Frozen in my mind
Captured forever.

No Nikon or Kodak,
No disposable or instamatic.
Images captured on
Rods and cones this time,
Not on emulsion.
Fine grained
And enduring.
Synapses growing.

Soft shadows
And wispy clouds.
Bands of color and mood
Share the sky
With small birds
And a damselfly,
Before the dark.

Stars create a canopy
After the light fails.
The sunset now
A part of my
Memory.
To cherish
forever.




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edited May 5, 2018
Apricot and Periwinkle – v5
(editing version 4, adding 1st stanza)
edited September 28, 2017
Apricot and Periwinkle – v4
edited January 18, 2016
Apricot and Periwinkle – v3
(merging edits to version 2 and original)
edited June 21, 2014
Apricot and Periwinkle – v2
Apricot and Periwinkle
Written 8/28/00 at 10:20 at night 
Swain’s Lake, Barrington, NH

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An Individual Sarcophagus of Snow – v2

Entombed in the driveway
Like whales beached on the sand
covered in the dunes, the drifts
each car, like an archaeological dig
ancient Egypt, layers to cut through
a treasure discovered
found buried alive
as if forgotten by time
an individual sarcophagus of snow
the layer of sand, of time
pushed away, carefully, gently
markings of make, model
vanity plates, some kind of code
all giving way, slowly,
to the shovel, the brush
the rays of the sun, warming,
falling on the part of the world
melting the snow of yesterday’s storm
exposing the bodies, lying, waiting,
from inside the sarcophagi of snow


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edited June 21, 2014
An Individual Sarcophagus of Snow – v2
January 13, 2011
An Individual Sarcophagus of Snow

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A Thread in the Web – v2

Not separate, alone
each of us woven
a thread in the web
connected to all life
from the beginning

All of creation
part of the same order
all of us connected
the universe, the world
all part of God’s plan

The rules of the cosmos
the intricate design
all woven together
into the Creator’s
web of life


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edited June 21, 2014
A Thread in the Web – v2
April 18, 2010
A Thread in the Web
Matthew 7:24-27
Psalm 19:1-14
Responsive Call to Worship
Worship Theme: “God has given us the care of the earth”
and sermon, “One Small Change Makes a Big Difference”
by Reverend Huntley Halvorson
Genesis 1:1-31 (KJV)
with introduction about Apollo 8
reading of part of this passage
from around the Moon, Christmas 1968
and reference to experiments of Dr. Edward N. Lorenz
who counted the phrase “butterfly effect”,
in his research on chaos theory, studying the behavior of
dynamical systems that are highly sensitive to initial conditions.
the second in a series of sermons, based in part on the pastoral letter from the Council of Bishops, “God’s Renewed Creation: Call to Hope and Action,”
and the study guide, etc., based on this letter:  
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
April 18, 2010
Second Sunday After Easter

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A Soul Set Free – v2

A new and perfect body
has entered into paradise
a soul has left this struggle
and entered eternal rest

A life has ceases its moral beating
and heaven has gained a saint
for soul has been set free
and has joined eternity


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edited June 21, 2014
A Soul Set Free – v2
March 1, 2008
A Soul Set Free

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A Silent Squadron – v2

A formation of geese
coming out of the fog
flying low over the playground
silently flying, hushed,
seemingly without effort
hand signals not honking
to savor the stillness
the world encased in fog
as if preserved in ice


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edited June 21, 2014
A Silent Squadron – v2
October 15, 2010 (corrected 10/18/10)
A Silent Squadron
Pembroke Village School
Pembroke, NH
October 13, 2010

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A Rain of Color – v2

A rain of color, the leaves of the maples,
different kinds, red, sugar, swamp,
all torquing, canting, twisting,
inexorably, falling
to the warming, the change
the frost and the sun, conspiring
to create a dance of leaves
meandering, lingering in the still air
not so much a fall as a dance to earth
each a balsa glider,
caught on thermals, on breezes
wet leaves, clear crisp morning
a bright sky, polarized light
a rain of red, yellow, orange,
a remnant of green,
showering down from heaven


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edited June 21, 2014
A Rain of Color – v2
October 18, 2008
A Rain of Color

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a piece of himself – v2

unable to find the words
the truth of God’s love
putting a piece of himself
within us, His breath,
His spark, His mark
His Spirit within us
part of the Creator, the universe
captured and placed
within us, in our cells
in our lives, to be shared
crying out, calling, urging,
reaching others, the piece of God
within them too


edited June 21, 2014
a piece of himself – v2
August 16, 2013
a piece of himself
Worship Service in the Park – 8/11/2013
Habakkuk 3:17-19 (NIV)
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Habakkuk+3%3A17-19&version=NIV
17 
Though the fig tree does not bud
    and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
    and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
    and no cattle in the stalls,
18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
    I will be joyful in God my Savior.
19 The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
    he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
    he enables me to tread on the heights.”
and sermon “There Is Hope In Community”
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
&
Habakkuk 3:17-19 (rewritten by me, one version)
17 Though the mills may be shuttered
and the forests are empty,
though the fields do not provide
their bounty, their harvest,
though the young are departing
for greener pastures,
18 yet I rejoice in my God
I will be joyful in Christ my Savior.
19 The Creator of the universe is my rock
I am like the deer, its hooves
steady on the Mountain.
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
August 11, 2013
&
Jeremiah’s Corner
Jeremiah 29:11
led by Ellen Alward Dickinson
presentation:
“The Power of Making Good Choices”
by Lois Flewelling
from Empowering Life Ministries
&
opening prayer by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
August 5, 2013

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A Field of Ferns – v2

Above the bluff, the scar,
the clear-cut of the power lines,
where the deer come to graze
a forest of pine opens
to the north, an expanse
Surrounded by conifers,
a field of ferns, rising on sturdy
erect stalks, broad leaves
to drink the shafts of light
falling briefly, through the canopy
The tall mast pines, straight and true
red-brown needles, a carpet between
the ferns, the regal trees, an evenness
of surface, a short pile rug
across the whole expanse;
Green ferns, red-brown needles,
green-brown trunks, bright green needles
above, reaching to blue sky
the arc of the dome.


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edited June 21, 2014
A Field of Ferns – v2
August 31, 2006 9:30am
A Field of Ferns

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A Cup of Berries – v2

Hand-picked, small
blackberries
each one fully-ripe,
cool in the take-out coffee cup,
sitting in the dark fridge.

Open and inviting,
calling me to pick,
crimson stain on my fingers
ripe berry past my lips

August fruit,
ripe summer fruit
kept from spoiling,
enticing me again
to reach in for more.


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edited June 21, 2014
A Cup of Berries – v2
August 10, 2008
A Cup of Berries

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you harvest what you sow – v2

sow your seeds wisely
walking on the earth
scatter your seeds richly
a harvest for God

sow to the Spirit
not to the world
sow wisely all of you
sow to the Lord

sow seeds carefully
you harvest what you sow.
if you sow to the flesh
you will harvest thorns.
                  

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edited June 21, 2014
you harvest what you sow – v2
February 14, 2014
you harvest what you sow
Galatians 6:10
Galatians 6:7-10
“Life Is like Planting a Field”
Upper Room Daily Devotional
“Sanctuary”
by Roland Peter Rink (Gauteng, South Africa)
for February 13, 2014
read February 13, 2014
for January and February 2014

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leaving family, comfort

leaving family, comfort
to follow the Gospel
to share the Good News
the story of Jesus
hearing His challenge
to truly follow
choosing the way of Christ
over family.


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June 21, 2014
leaving family, comfort
Matthew 10:34-39
Matthew 10:24-39
Micah 7:6
Upper Room Disciplines for 2014
for June 21, 2014
read June 21, 2014
&
June 16, 2014 to June 22, 2014
“Letting Go”
by Missy Buchanan
&
overview page
Genesis 21:8-21
Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17
Romans 6:1b-11
“Dead to Sin but Alive in Christ” (NCV)
Matthew 10:24-39

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the door may have closed

the door may have closed
at a fork on my path
venturing forward
but able to look back
to remember in love
the path I have journeyed
the door may be closed
but the memory goes with me.


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June 21, 2014
the door may have closed
Isaiah 43:19 (NIV)
Isaiah 43:16-21
“God Will Save His People Again”
Upper Room Daily Devotional
“New Strength for a New Day”
by Laila Karen Geitz
for June 21, 2014
read June 21, 2014
Upper Room Daily Devotional
for March and April 2014

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 30,580+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

venturing forward

safe within the walls
the pews of the sanctuary
but venturing forward
beyond the church walls
an artificial divide
an imaginary boundary
the church extending far beyond
its place on the map.


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June 21, 2014
venturing forward
“Boundaries Weekend”
“Boundaries can…”
-          “create space or build walls”
devotion by Wesley Overhults
-          “Hold Us Back”
devotion by Keri Pappas
for June 21, 2014
read June 21, 2014
Devozine for June 16, 2014 to June 22, 2014
“+boundaries”
&
Patten Methodist Youth Group
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME

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room to grow

room to grow
space to breath
within walls
yet open, ready
not cages to wall out
to divide God’s people;
boundaries to build
a connection, attachment
held within the arms
of our loving Savior


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June 21, 2014
room to grow
“Boundaries Weekend”
“Boundaries can…”
-          “create space or build walls”
devotion by Wesley Overhults
-          “Hold Us Back”
devotion by Keri Pappas
for June 21, 2014
read June 21, 2014
Devozine for June 16, 2014 to June 22, 2014
“+boundaries”
&
Patten Methodist Youth Group
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 30,580+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

our hope in the Lord

our hope in the Lord
to rise on wings like eagles
to rise above the firmament
the troubled waters
our hope in the Lord
never to grow tired
weary in the world
but sure of God’s presence


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June 21, 2014
Isaiah 40:28-31
“God’s Renewable Energy”
devotion by Si Robertson
for June 21, 2014
read June 21, 2014
Duck Commander Daily Devotional
compiled by Alan Robertson

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seeing our father

seeing our Dad for the first time
our adoption at the cross
maybe that way truly
for so many of us
looking up into Christ’s face
on the cross, at Calvary

coming face to face
with God, our Redeemer
standing there with Mary
at the foot of the cross
seeing our Father
in the face of Christ


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edited June 21, 2014
seeing our father
June 21, 2014
coming face to face
Sermon 23 of “What’s In A Name…”
Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Luke 15:11-24 Common English Bible
Romans 8:14-17 Common English Bible
Galatians 4:4-7 NIV
Names of God Bible (with direct verse lookup), The Baker Publishing Group
Spangler, Ann: Praying the Names of God: A Daily Guide
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-        Abba à Father
children’s message
by Pastor Ruth Foss
and sermon “Hello My Name is. . . Abba”
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
June 15, 2014
Trinity Sunday
Peace with Justice Sunday
Father’s Day
&
Sermon 22 of “What’s In A Name…”
Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Joel 2:28-29 Names of God Bible
Genesis 2:7 Names of God Bible
Acts 2:1-18 Gods Word Translation
Names of God Bible (with direct verse lookup), The Baker Publishing Group
Spangler, Ann: Praying the Names of God: A Daily Guide
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-        Ruach (Breath), Ruach Elohim (Spirit of God), Ruach Qodesh (Holy Spirit)
children’s message
-          Adding Air to the Balloon
by Pastor Ruth Foss
and sermon “Hello My Name is. . . Ruach”
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
June 8, 2014
Pentecost Sunday
&
Sermon 21 of “What’s In A Name…”
Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Genesis 17:1-2 (Names of God Bible)
1 Samuel 17:45-47 (Names of God Bible)
Ephesians 1:15-23 (Common English Bible)
Spangler, Ann: Praying the Names of God: A Daily Guide
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-        El Shadday, Yahweh Tsebaoth  à Almighty God, the Lord of Hosts
children’s message
-          We can defeat our giants,
in the strength God gives us
by Pastor Ruth Foss
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . El Shadday”
June 1, 2014
&
Sermon 20 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
1 Peter 3:13-22 (CEB)
Acts 17:22-31 (CEB)
Sirach 34:19-20 (CEB)
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-        Yahweh Ropheka  à the Lord Who Heals
children’s message
-          When we are sick,
God is our Healer
by Pastor Ruth Foss
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . Yahweh Rophekah”
May 25, 2014
&
Sermon 19 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Psalm 23 (King James Version)
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-        Yahweh Roi and Yahweh Shammah  à
 the Lord is my Shepherd and the Lord is there
children’s message
-          God takes care of His children
by Pastor Ruth Foss
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . Yahweh Roi/ Yahweh Shammah”
May 18, 2014
&
Sermon 18 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Nehemiah 1:5 (English Standard Version)
Isaiah 35:1-2 (The Message Bible)
Deuteronomy 7:21 (English Standard Version)
John 4:7-15 (The Message) (MSG)
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-          El Hannora à Awesome God
children’s message by Ellen Dickinson – Amen and Bow Wow!
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . El Hannora”
May 11, 2014
&
Sermon 17 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Exodus 34:10-14 NIV Bible
Deuteronomy 4:23-24 NIV Bible
1 John 3:1-7 Common English Bible
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-          El Kanna à Jealous God
children’s message
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . El Kanna”
May 4, 2014
&
Sermon 16 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Genesis 21:1-21 (The Message Bible)
Acts 4:32-35 (The Message Bible)
Psalm 139
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-          El Roi à God watches over us
children’s message
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . El Roi”
April 27, 2014
&
Easter Sunday
Sermon 15 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Jeremiah 23:5-6 (GODs Word Translation)
Jeremiah 31:33 (GODs Word Translation)
Matthew 28:1-10 (English Standard Version)
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-          Yahweh Tsidqenu à The Lord Our Righteousness
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . Yahweh Tsidqenu”
April 20, 2014
&
Palm Sunday
Sermon 14 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Isaiah 53:7-12 (The Message)
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Matthew 20:26-27
(Matthew 21:1-11)
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-          Ish Makaboth à Man of Sorrows
song and sacred dance by Erica Berberena
to “Hosanna” by Kirk Franklin
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . Ish Makaboth”
April 13, 2014
&
Fifth Sunday in Lent
Sermon 13 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Psalm 94:2-15 (Living Bible)(TLB)
Ezekiel 37:1-14 (The Message Bible)
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-          Shopet à Judge
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . Shopet”
April 6, 2014
&
Fourth Sunday in Lent
Sermon 12 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Isaiah 53:1-9 (The Message)
“The Suffering Servant”
1 Samuel 16:1-13
“God Looks into the Heart”
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-          Ebed Yahweh à Servant of God
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . Ebed Yahweh”
March 30, 2014
&
Third Sunday in Lent
reading of poem, “Lent”
by Ann Weems
from her book, Kneeling in Jerusalem
Sermon 11 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Psalm 31:1-5 (Names of God bible)
John 13:12-17 (GOD’S WORD Translation)
(John 20:16 – in the garden)
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-          Rabbouni/ El Emet à Teacher/God of Truth
children’s sermon by Regina Goode about Johnny Appleseed
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . Rabbouni/El Emet”
March 23, 2014
&
Second Sunday in Lent
Sermon 10 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Psalm 121
John 3:1-17 (not read)
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-          Yahweh/Yahweh Yireh (ya-WEH yir-EH)à The Lord will supply
Prayers of the People by Ray Foss
children’s sermon by Kelly Curtis
-          Mark 1:12-13 – story about Lent and waiting
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . Yahweh”
March 16, 2014
&
First Sunday in Lent
Sermon 9 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Job 19:25-27 New International Version (NIV)
Romans 5:12-19 New International Version (NIV)
Isaiah 49:7
Leviticus 25:48-49
Numbers 35:9-30
Jeremiah 50:33-34
Mark 10:54
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-          Go’el (go’EL)à Redeemer
Opening Prayer
children’s sermon
-          Why are You Sad?
and sermon “Our Redeemer Lives”
by Raymond A. Foss
filling in for Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
March 9, 2014
&
Transfiguration Sunday
Sermon 8 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Psalm 46
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-          El Olam (EL o-LAM)à Everlasting/Eternal God
and sermon “Hello My Name El Olam”
by Ellen Alward Dickinson
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
March 2, 2014
&
Sermon 7 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Daniel 4:19, 24-35 (The Names of God Bible)
1 Kings 19 (The Names of God Bible)
Psalm 91:1-2 (NIV)
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-          El Elyon (EL el-YOHN)à God Most High
children’s sermon, “God Rocks!”
by Pastor Ruth Foss
and sermon ““Hello My Name El Elyon”
February 23, 2014
&
Sermon 6 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-          Ishà Bridegroom
Hosea 2:16, 19-20
Revelations 19:6-9
Worship Songs: “Bless His Holy Name”
children’s sermon, Scouting Sunday,
by Jean Howes
-          God’s promise
and sermon “Hello My Name Is… Ish/ Bridegroom”
February 9, 2014
&
Sermon 5 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-          Adonay (Adonai)à Lord
Daniel 9:9-16
Daniel 9:17-19
Daniel 9:9-19
children’s sermon
-          a servant is someone who serves the Lord,
using all of their talents to bring His kingdom on earth,
serving our Master in everything they say and do.
by Pastor Ruth Foss
and sermon “Hello My Name Adonay”
February 2, 2014
&
Sermon 4 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-          El Chayà Living God
Joshua 3:7-13
2 Kings 19:14-16
Jeremiah 10:3-5
2 Corinthians 6:15-16
children’s sermon
“We have a living and breathing God who is always there for us.
He answers us when we call. Our God is not dead…He surely alive…“
by Pastor Ruth
and sermon “Hello My Name is …El Chay”
January 26, 2014
&
Sermon 3 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-          El à God
-          Elohimà God
-          EloahàGod
Genesis 1:2-2:3
Deuteronomy 28:2-6
children’s sermon
-          “and God Created. . . “
by Pastor Ruth
and sermon “Hello My Name is …El, Elohim, and Eloah”
January 19, 2014
&
Baptism of the Lord Sunday
Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-          Yeshua --> Jesus
-          Mashiach --> Christ, Messiah
Matthew 1:18-21
Psalm 2
Mark 1:14-20
Matthew 3:13-17
children’s sermon
-          There is only One who can save us, Jesus, the one Savior
and sermon “Hello My Name is …Yeshua/Mashiach”
January 12, 2014
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Epiphany Sunday
Epiphany of the Lord Sunday
Sermon Series on “The Names of God”
Sermon 1 of “What’s In A Name…”
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-          Ha-Shem -> the Name
-          Ehyeh -> I Am
Exodus 3:13-14
Leviticus 24:10-16 (All Scripture is from The Names of God Bible)
children’s sermon - different names, different meaning – one person; many names for God, all one God
and sermon “Our Many Faceted God”
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
January 5, 2014

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