Saturday, March 05, 2016

crying at the cross

crying at the cross
holding onto Mary
my mother now with me
staring up at Jesus
wondering how long
His pain would last
holding onto Mary
her uncontrollable sobbing
watching her first-born
become our sacrifice
wanting to be with her
in her moment of anguish
honored that my Savior
had chosen me to care for her

edited March 5, 2016
crying at the cross – v2
edited March 5, 2016
crying with Mary – v3
edited March 5, 2016
crying with Mary – v2
March 5, 2016
crying with Mary
March 5, 2016
crying at the cross
edited March 5, 2016
Yes, Lord – v4
edited March 5, 2016
Yes, Lord – v3
edited March 5, 2016
Yes, Lord – v2
March 4, 2016
Yes, Lord
April 6, 2013
Good Friday
Seven Last Words Service
Opening prayer
Father forgive them, for they know not what they do (Elisha Burns)
(Luke 23:34).
Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise (Marshall Burns)
(Luke 23:43)
Woman, behold your son: behold your mother (Richard Fleury)
(John 19:26-27).
My God, My God, why have you forsaken me? (Mark Cioffi)
(Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34).
I thirst (Ray Foss)
(John 19:28).
It is finished (Kathy Akerman)
 (John 19:30).
Father, into your hands I commit my spirit (Pastor Ruth Foss)
(Luke 23:46).
The Voice of God. . . Mary, The Mother of Jesus
This Lenten Season, we are doing something a little different. We are doing Lenten Dramas from: It is called "The Voice of God". We are hearing conversations between God and some of the characters that took part in Passion Week. It has been a "moving experience" for all. . . 
February 13 2013 Ash Wednesday – James  (portrayed by Diane Mitchell)
February 17, 2013 – Judas  (portrayal by Ray Foss)
February 24, 2013 – Peter  (portrayal by Marshall Burns)
March 3, 2013 – Pilate  (portrayed by Richard Fleury)
March 10, 2013 – Barabbas  (portrayed by Mark Cioffi)
March 17, 2013 - Dysmas (Thief on the cross)  (portrayed by Ray Foss)
March 24, 2013 Palm Sunday
March 28, 2013 Maundy Thursday – The Centurion  (portrayed by Mark Cioffi)
March 29, 2013 Good Friday - Mary Mother of Jesus (portrayed by Kathy Akerman)
March 31, 2013 Easter Sunday! - The Gardner (portrayed by Mary Ann Cioffi)
service led by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
Good Friday
March 29, 2013

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