Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Strangely Warmed – v2

Wesley’s description, his conversion
an appropriate thought on Pentecost morn’

Strangely warmed, so they must have been
flames of fire, resting on them, alive

Changing their ways, the path of their days
the lives evermore, guided by the Spirit within

Living within them, their beating hearts
the embers of that day, ever indwelling within

Our days like them, like him, the founders of our faith
the fire of the Spirit warming us still, in our hearts

edited May 24, 2017
Strangely Warmed – v2

June 2, 2009
Strangely Warmed
Call to Worship: Psalm 104:31-33 (NIV)
Unison Prayer,
“Almighty God, Giver of knowledge and might, we come
before your throne to worship You in Spirit and truth. We
pray that your Spirit of illumination would fall upon us
gathered here today so that we may hear your still small
voice, guiding us as we sojourn through this world. May we
feel Your presence with us here today. Come Spirit, fill our
hearts this day. Amen”
Epistle Reading: Romans 8:26-27 (New King James Version)
children’s time message
by Reverend Huntley Halvorson
Gospel Reading: Acts 2:1-21 (New Living Translation)
and sermon, “A Fire Within!”
by Pastor Ruth L. Foss
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
May 31, 2009
Pentecost Sunday
Acts 2:1-11
Matthew 28:19
Upper Room daily devotional for 5/31/09
Acts 2:1-21
Alive Now for 5/31/09
Acts 2:12-21
Upper Room Disciplines 2009 for 5/31/09
1 Corinthians 3:5-9
sign in front of church
“Are You
Come in and
Get All Fired Up!”
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
edited December 30, 2016
the epiphany of John Wesley- v5
editing original
edited January 10, 2016
the epiphany of John Wesley – v4
(merging edits to original and version 3)
edited January 16, 2015
the epiphany of John Wesley – v3
(merging edits to version 1 and version 2)
edited January 8, 2015
the epiphany of John Wesley – v2
January 6, 2015
the epiphany of John Wesley
“I felt my heart strangely warmed.”
John Wesley’s Journal
May 24, 1738,
describing what happened to him at Aldersgate
about Martin Luther’s response to reading Romans
June 16, 2013
Annual Conference
New England United Methodist Church
2013 Theme: Strangely Warmed; Formed by God
“Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening scripture to us?”
--Luke 24:13-35 led by Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar
-          “Recognizing the Holy”, 6/13/2013 (by Reverend Hand),
o   reflection on Luke 24:13-35, the Walk to Emmaus
-          “Episcopal Address, 6/13/2013 (by Bishop Devadhar)
-          “A Word about Work” , 6/14/2013 (by Reverend Hand)
o   reflection on Luke 10:25-37
-          “Do you see . . . ?”, 6/14/2013 (by Bishop Devadhar)
o   reflection on Luke 7:36-50
Conference Preacher – Rev. Stephanie Moore Hand –
June 12, 2013 to June 15, 2015

All of my poems, photographs, and videos are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. All rights are reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss ( for usage. See all 44,110 of my poems at Poetry Where You Live.

Christ, Faith, God, grace, love, Savior, Methodist, Suncook United Methodist Church, Spirit, Father, Son, NEUMC, justice, inclusion, Luke 24, Emmaus, mercy, Luke 10, Luke 7, joy,

#faith #God #Christ #love #grace #Savior #servant #witness #Spirit #NEUMC #justice #Luke24 #Emmaus #Luke10 #Luke7


Aldersgate, Christ, Epiphany, Faith, God, grace, John Wesley, love, UMC, Pastor Ruth Foss, prayer, Methodist, savior, Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church, strangely warmed, works, Spirit, Martin Luther, Romans,

#Christ #God #grace #works #love #UMC #Savior #Matthew2 #Magi #Luke2 #Epiphany #JohnWesley #Methodist #AldersgateDay #justified #Spirit

No comments: