Saturday, March 31, 2018

I drove the nails


I swung the hammer
I held the mallet
I swung the sledge
that crucified Christ
I drove the nails
the thick, heavy spikes
I drove the nails
that crucified Christ

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March 31, 2018
I drove the nails

March 30, 2018
Good Friday
Good Friday service
John 19:30
Luke 23:46
Good Friday Sermonette
video:
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Opening prayer
Prayer of confession and
Assurance of Forgiveness
Invitation to Prayer
and Prayer of Thanksgiving
and
Service of Tenebrae –
The Service of Shadows
(with 7 candles)
1. THE SHADOW OF BETRAYAL
Matthew 26:20-25
2. THE SHADOW OF INNER AGONY
Luke 22:40-44
3. THE SHADOW OF LONELINESS
 Matthew 26:40-45
4. THE SHADOW OF DESERTION
Matthew 26:47-50, 55, 56
5. THE SHADOW OF ACCUSATION
Matthew 26:59-67
6. THE SHADOW OF MOCKERY
Mark 15:12-20
7. THE SHADOW OF DEATH
Luke 23:33-46
Hymn: Were You There… (United Methodist Hymnal #288)
FINAL READING
John 1:1-4
led by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
Good Friday
March 30, 2018
&
March 31, 2018
Lenten Rejection
March 31, 2018
still anointed
March 31, 2018
remembering is important
edited March 31, 2018
the cross calls us – v2
March 31, 2018
the cross call us
edited March 31, 2018
can we skip Friday – v2
March 31, 2018
can we skip Friday
March 31, 2018
praying over them - 2
March 31, 2018
a foreboding, a presence
(started 3/29/18 during worship)
March 31, 2018
a way through the trial
(started 3/29/18 during worship)
March 31, 2018
a spotless lamb of God
(written 3/29/18 during worship)
March 31, 2018
a meal of remembrance
(written 3/29/18 during worship)
March 31, 2018
how can we deny them
(written 3/29/18 during worship)
March 31, 2018
the food sweeter
(written 3/29/18 during worship)
March 31, 2018
so far from Sunday
(written 3/29/18 during worship)
March 29, 2018
Maundy Thursday
Seven Last Words of Christ
Maundy Thursday Service
Communion
Food Washing
Lenten Meditation
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Maundy Thursday
March 29, 2018
&
March 31, 2018
Christ is not rushed
March 31, 2018
Here at the table
March 30, 2018
edited March 30, 2018
The Ashes and the Cup – v7
(editing version 2 again)
drafted March 29, 2018 (Maundy Thursday)
March 30, 2018 (Good Friday)
March 30, 2018
a table calls to us
March 29, 2018
we all were hushed, silent
edited March 29, 2018
a hush fell over the room – v2
March 29, 2018
a hush fell over the room
March 29, 2018
can we focus on Thursday
March 29, 2018
bowing before each one of them
edited March 29, 2018
linger with Christ at the table – v2
March 29, 2018
linger with Christ at the table
John 14, John 15, John 16, and John 17
“The Final Discourse”
&
March 29, 2018
note posted to Blog, Twitter, and Facebook
“The word servanthood is not a typo.
The word servanthood is seen as a typo for Blogger, Twitter, and Facebook.
This is part of what is wrong with the world...”
&
March 29, 2018
pausing to wash their feet
edited March 29, 2018
the crescendo of those moments – v2
March 29, 2018
the crescendo of those moments
March 29, 2018
past the tipping point
March 28, 2018
glorified in betrayal - 2
John 13:1-17, 31b-35
“Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet” (NIV)
& “Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial” (NIV)
“A New Command” (The Message)
The Upper Room Disciplines for 2018
“In the Leaving, Love”
March 26, 2018 to April 1, 2018
Jan Richardson
devotion for March 29, 2018
Maundy Thursday
read March 28, 2018
&
edited March 28, 2018
the adoption at the cross – v2
edited March 28, 2018
more than words of a mortal – v3
edited/ new March 27, 2018
we deny the hungry
March 26, 2018
A Week of Victory
March 26, 2018
Seven Last Sermons
March 26, 2018
A Week of Sacrifice
March 26, 2018
A Week of Sorrow
March 26, 2018
A Week of Celebration
Holy Week 2018
March 26, 2018
Pray for Revival
about Good Friday Prayer Vigil
March 25, 2018
In prayer, in worship
March 25, 2018
Palm Sunday
Seven Last Words of Christ
a service of worship and song
Children’s Message
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Palm Sunday
March 25, 2018
&
March 25, 2018
we ignore the thirsty
March 25, 2018
we can care for Christ
March 25, 2018
we can serve Christ
March 25, 2018
each one is Christ
March 25, 2018
They are Christ
March 25, 2018
we can offer Christ water
March 25, 2018
who do we know that thirsts
March 25, 2018
others who thirst
March 25, 2018
all on our own
March 25, 2018
if we need help
March 25, 2018
I thirst - 2
March 25, 2018
denying that we need help
March 25, 2018
storm clouds building - 2
March 25, 2018
say the words, “I thirst”
March 25, 2018
the body yet thirsts
March 25, 2018
they thirst
March 25, 2018
They still thirst
Matthew 25:31-46
“The Sheep and the Goats” (NIV)
“The Final Judgment” (ESV)
Palm Sunday
&
March 25, 2018
rushing to Jesus when He cried in thirst
March 25, 2018
proving the connection
March 25, 2018
A final reminder
March 25, 2018
A plea from the cross
March 25, 2018
no condemnation, no judgment – v2
Palm Sunday
edited March 24, 2018
have patience, listen – v2
March 24, 2018
our need for a Savior
March 24, 2018
denying our needs
March 24, 2018
more than physical suffering
March 24, 2018
in the beauty of these last words
March 24, 2018
we are truly thirsty
edited March 24, 2018
Christ was still teaching – 2
March 24, 2018
still teaching
March 24, 2018
choosing to remain silent
March 24, 2018
why didn’t Christ speak
March 23, 2018
more than words of a mortal – v2
March 20, 2018
silent in trial, in torture
March 18, 2018
more than words of a mortal
March 18, 2018
praying the words of the Psalms
March 18, 2018
to fulfill every letter
March 18, 2018
5th Sunday of Lent
“When the Saints Go Marching In” – closing song – flash mob…
Seven Last Words of Christ
Psalm 119:9-16
John 19:28-29
“The Death of Jesus” (NIV)
“I Am Thirsty”
Psalm 22:15
Psalm 69:21
sermon ,“Thirsty…”
video
by Cristy Ann Tremblay
Children’s Message
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
5th Sunday of Lent
March 18, 2018
&
March 13, 2018
Lord have you left me
edited March 13, 2018
Jesus’ why question – v3
(editing original)
edited/name change March 13, 2018
Christ’s cry of desperation
edited March 12, 2018
Jesus’ why questions – v2
March 12, 2018
perhaps no more human
March 11, 2018
Jesus’ why question
March 11, 2018
Questions, especially why
March 11, 2018
thank you for listening
March 11, 2018
have patience, listen
March 11, 2018
stop talking, listen
March 11, 2018
why questions
March 11, 2018
feeling that pain
March 11, 2018
a broken heart - 2
March 11, 2018
A cry of desperation
March 11, 2018
Have you forgotten me, Lord
edited/merged March 11, 2018
Lord, do not leave me – v2
March 11, 2018
Lord, stay with me
March 11, 2018
Lord, do not leave me
March 10, 2018
we are not forsaken – 2
March 10, 2018
we are not abandoned - 2
March 10, 2018
in the darkness, the shadows
March 10, 2018
Lost, abandoned
March 11, 2018
4th Sunday of Lent
Seven Last Words of Christ
Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22
Psalm 22:1
Mark 15:29-36a
Mark 15:34
“My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?”
sermon , “Forsaken…? ” (as in bulletin)
sermon, “Questions” (as written)
video
by Chrissy McCarthy
Children’s Message
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
4th Sunday of Lent
March 11, 2018
&
March 8, 2018
bring every care to God
March 8, 2018
hearing the pain of his breathing
March 8, 2018
looking up into Christ’s face
March 8, 2018
pure, raw emotion
March 8, 2018
the depth of God’s love
edited March 8, 2018
He rose by grace – v2
(Dismas, the Penitent Thief,
the Good Thief crucified beside Christ)
edited March 7, 2018
an adoption process – v2
March 6, 2018
an adoption process
March 6, 2018
knowing that he would protect her
March 6, 2018
the need of this widow
March 5, 2018
connecting John to Mary
edited March 5, 2018
more important than the flesh – v2
March 5, 2018
more important than the flesh
March 5, 2018
in compassion, in tenderness
March 5, 2018
in the moment of his suffering
March 5, 2018
the weight of our sin
March 5, 2018
the adoption at the cross
2 Corinthians 5:21
March 5, 2018
a distance between them
edited/ new name March 5, 2018
this pain of separation
March 5, 2018
sin divided them
March 5, 2018
stained by sin
March 5, 2018
mocked, exposed
edited/change name March 4, 2018
in the midst of Christ’s agony
March 4, 2018
collapsing, rising
March 4, 2018
held by the spikes
March 4, 2018
pausing to love them
March 4, 2018
in the midst of his agony
March 4, 2018
entrusting her to him
March 4, 2018
stitching them together
March 4, 2018
his cry
March 4, 2018
pouring out forgiveness
March 4, 2018
at the cross we find adoption
edited March 3, 2018
at the cross, adoption – v2
March 3, 2018
at the cross, adoption
March 4, 2018
3rd Sunday of Lent
Seven Last Words of Christ
Psalm 19
John 19:26-27
“Behold your mother; behold your son”
sermon , “Adoption”
text

video
by Cristy Ann Tremblay
Children’s Message
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
3rd Sunday of Lent
March 4, 2018
&
February 25, 2018
he died under the Law
February 25, 2018
He rose by grace
edited February 25, 2018
Remember Me, Lord – v2
February 25, 2018
you will join me in paradise
Luke 23:42
Then he (Dismas, the Good Thief) said,
“Jesus, remember me when you enter your kingdom.” (The Message)
Luke 23:43
He (Jesus) said,
“Don’t worry, I will. Today you will join me in paradise.” (The Message)
February 25, 2018
Today - 3
February 24, 2018
The offer of Paradise
February 24, 2018
Remember Me, Lord
edited February 24, 2018
Christ promised Paradise – v2
February 24, 2018
the Good Thief walking with Jesus
edited February 24, 2018
was he a witness – v2
February 24, 2018
was he a witness
1 Peter 3:19-20
edited February 24, 2018
Forgive Me, Lord – v2
February 24, 2018
Forgive Me, Lord
February 22, 2018
Christ promised paradise
February 25, 2018
2nd Sunday of Lent
Seven Last Words of Christ
Psalm 22:23-31
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
Romans 4:13-25
Luke 23:39-43
“Today You Will be With Me In Paradise”
church sign: “The Offer of Paradise”
sermon , “Forgive Me Lord, Remember Me”
text
(as preached)
(as drafted original)
video
by Raymond A. Foss
Children’s Message
(an apple in the mystery box)
by Chrissy McCarthy
Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
&
February 19, 2018
the palms burning
edited February 19, 2018
spending time with God – v3
edited February 19, 2018
spending time with God – v2
February 19, 2018
spending time with God
February 19, 2018
giving up something
February 19, 2018
deeply personal
February 19, 2018
something to give up
February 19, 2018
A time of preparation - 2
February 19, 2018
staring at our mortality
edited February 19, 2018
only so much time – v2
February 19, 2018
only so much time
February 19, 2018
Days of Rest, of Sabbath
Six (6) Sundays within the time of Lent
Ash Wednesday Service
&
February 19, 2018
Knowingly, recklessly, unwittingly
February 19, 2018
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
February 19, 2018
only through God’s mercy
February 19, 2018
Dead to Rights
February 19, 2018
omission, commission
February 19, 2018
a speaking indictment
February 19, 2018
wittingly unwittingly
February 19, 2018
we are guilty
edited February 19, 2018
an unwitting accomplice – v2
February 19, 2018
an unwitting accomplice
February 18, 2018
at Your mercy
February 18, 2018
pleading guilty
February 18, 2018
Christ died with love on His lips
February 18, 2018
Christ died to forgive our sin
edited February 18, 2018
when we fail to do good – v2
February 18, 2018
when we fail to do good
February 18, 2018
wipe away our sin
February 18, 2018
Lord, in Your Mercy
February 18, 2018
while they ripped off His clothes
February 18, 2018
as little children
February 18, 2018
1st Sunday of Lent
Seven Last Words of Christ
Psalm 25:1-10
Luke 23:23, 33-34
sermon, “Father Forgive Them”
by Sally Drew
Children’s Message

by Julia Hills Stites
Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
&
1st Sunday in Lent
February 22, 2015
edited February 18, 2018
metanoia – 2 – v2
February 18, 2018
metanoia - 2
(written 2/14/18)
Ash Wednesday
Isaiah 58:1-12
The Upper Room Disciplines for 2018
Lenten Metanoia
February 12, 2018 to February 18, 2018
Tommie Watkins, Jr.
devotion for February 14, 2018
read February 12, 2018
&
February 17, 2018
Burning of the Palms
Burning of the Palms
written February 14, 2018
edited February 15, 2018
seeking a change – v2
February 15, 2018
seeking a change
February 14, 2018
Ash Wednesday service
Joel 2:12-17
Matthew 6:1-6; 16-21
Opening Words
Greeting  and Lenten Prayer and prayer for Pastor Ruth
Hymn, “In the Garden”
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Lenten Poem
Ash Wednesday Message
video:
by Sally Drew
Distribution of Ashes and closing hymn,
“It Is Well with My Soul”, and
Closing Prayer
by Sally Drew
Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Ash Wednesday
February 14, 2018
&
Burning of the Palm service
opening prayer
Isaiah 58:5-10
burning of the palms
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Burning of the Palms Service
February 13, 2018
&
April 22, 2017
are we still in the tomb
April 22, 2017
we are commissioned - 2
April 22, 2017
the door is open
April 22, 2017
rise from your death bed
April 22, 2017
we like Christ are risen
April 22, 2017
we have hope - 2
April 21, 2017
there is life - 2
April 21, 2017
there is power
April 21, 2017
there is life in Jesus
April 21, 2017
there is no forgiveness of sins
April 21, 2017
there is no victory
April 21, 2017
there is no faith
April 21, 2017
Without resurrection morning
April 21, 2017
we stand at the empty tomb
April 21, 2017
How could all of this have happened?
April 20, 2017
called from our tombs
April 20, 2017
will you come out
April 19, 2017
Jesus calls our name
April 19, 2017
the beginning of new life - 2
edited April 19, 2017
That is the Good News
April 19, 2017
That is the Message
April 19, 2017
Lazarus, Come Out – v2
April 19, 2017
Lazarus, Come Out
April 19, 2017
our past left in the tomb
April 19, 2017
remove our death clothes
April 18, 2017
Show them the risen Christ
April 18, 2017
we live
April 18, 2017
when Jesus calls us by name
April 18, 2017
we can see
April 18, 2017
I have seen the Lord
April 18, 2017
why are you crying
April 17, 2017
he saw and believed
April 17, 2017
We’re alive
April 17, 2017
Leave your death clothes behind
April 17, 2017
wrapped in death clothes
April 17, 2017
Mary Trembled
&
April 17, 2017
we may enter in
edited April 17, 2017
the tomb was opened – v2
April 17, 2017
the tomb was opened
based in part by Facebook post
“The stone rolled away, leaving an open grave, was not a means
for Jesus to get out , but a means for us, like Mary and Peter, to enter in –
into a long line of witnesses to the resurrection power of God's amazing grace.”
by Pastor Lori Eldredge
Easter Monday
&
April 16, 2017
Hear the Good News
April 16, 2017
come out
April 16, 2017
called from our graves
April 16, 2017
Stetson Memorial UMC
Resurrection Sunday!
Psalm 113
John 20:1-18 NLT
Acts 10:34-48 MSG
Isaiah 25:6-9 NLT
and Sermon, “Leave Your Death Clothes Behind!!…”
text:
video:
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Children’s Message
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Easter/ Resurrection Sunday
April 16, 2017
&
April 22, 2017
the temple lambs were slaughtered
edited April 22, 2017
become my sin – v2
April 22, 2017
become my sin
edited April 22, 2017
why did we have to come here
April 22, 2017
what did Jesus just say
April 22, 2017
with Christ’s blood on the lintels
April 22, 2017
within death
April 22, 2017
what happened here we remember
April 22, 2017
his blood on the lintels
April 22, 2017
preparing them for this night
April 22, 2017
Jesus was still teaching
April 22, 2017
we share a meal with Christ
April 17, 2017
God washed my feet
April 15, 2017
a night to remember
April 13, 2017
Stetson Memorial UMC
Maundy Thursday
Exodus 12:1-4, 11-14
Luke 22:1-20
John 13:1-9
Psalm 116:1-6, 12-19
Romans 6:23
intro to Seder elements
invitation to the foot washing
sermon, “Passed Over…”
text:
video:
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Maundy Thursday
April 13, 2017
&
April 17, 2017
based on the choices of Christ
edited April 17, 2017
I am to love those who hate me
edited  April 17, 2017
we are to love as Christ loves
April 17, 2017
love as Christ loves
April 17, 2017
love those who hate you
April 17, 2017
love that leaves a mark
April 17, 2017
love that hurts
April 17, 2017
that kind of love
April 17, 2017
help me to love
April 13, 2017
costly love
April 13, 2017
the sign of our discipleship
John 13:1-17, John 13:31b-35
The Upper Room Disciplines for 2017
“Not What We Expected”
April 10, 2017 t0 April 16, 2017
Holy Week
by Emily Anderson
devotion for April 13, 2017
Maundy Thursday
read April 13, 2017
&
April 9, 2017
our palms laid before him
April 9, 2017
The message of the palms
April 9, 2017
in words, in symbols
April 9, 2017
Stetson Memorial UMC
Palm Sunday
Sermon Series:
 “God Shaped Hole. . . ”
Inspired by Marcia McPhee’s
 Looking For Love. . .
Psalm 8:1-9
Genesis 38:6
John 12:13
sermon, “Palms?”
text:

video:
by Chrissy McCarthy
Children’s Message
by Chrissy McCarthy
Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Palm Sunday
April 9, 2017
&
April 4, 2017
From Bethany to Jerusalem
April 4, 2017
Lazarus come out
April 2, 2017
Rise from your grave
edited April 2, 2017
wake up church – v2
April 2, 2017
wake up church
edited April 2, 2017
We are raised from the dead – v2
April 2, 2017
we are raised from the dead
April 2, 2017
Christ sets us free
April 2, 2017
Our Liberator
April 1, 2017
freed from the grave
April 1, 2017
Come back to life
April 1, 2017
Freed by Christ - 2
April 1, 2017
Love in the form of Christ Jesus
April 1, 2017
may the bones come together
April 2, 2017
Stetson Memorial UMC
5th Sunday of Lent
Sermon Series:
 “God Shaped Hole. . . ”
Inspired by Marcia McPhee’s
 Looking For Love. . .
“Liberator”
Psalm 130
Psalm 130:1-8
Ezekiel 37:1-14
John 11:1-45
sermon, “within these dry bones”
text:
video:
pages 1- 6
pages 6-7
by Raymond A. Foss
altar call by Pastor Ruth Foss
Children’s Message
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
5th Sunday of Lent
April 2, 2017
&
edited  April 2, 2017
may you find eternal life – v2
April 2, 2017
may you find eternal life
merged April 1, 2017
we go forth
April 1, 2017
strengthened by the Holy Spirit
April 1, 2017
redeemed by Christ’s mercy
April 1, 2017
created by God’s love
John 11:1-15, 38-45
The Upper Room Disciplines for 2017
“Seeing with the Eyes of God”
March 27, 2017 to April 2, 2017
by Deirdre Good
devotion for April 2, 2017
read April 1, 2017
&
edited  April 1, 2017
a prisoner of hope – v2
April 1, 2017
a prisoner of hope
quote of Bishop Desmond Tutu
April 1, 2017
there is no life
April 1, 2017
the breath of life
Ezekiel 37:1-14
The Upper Room Disciplines for 2017
“Seeing with the Eyes of God”
March 27, 2017 to April 2, 2017
by Deirdre Good
devotion for April 1, 2017
read April 1, 2017
&
April 1, 2017
a living, breathing nation
edited/renamed March 31, 2017
We are not dead; We are alive
March 31, 2017
He is not dead; He is alive
March 31, 2017
prophesy to the bones
edited March 31, 2017
within these dry bones – v2
March 31, 2017
within these dry bones
March 31, 2017
get up my people
Ezekiel 37:1-14
The Upper Room Disciplines for 2017
“Seeing with the Eyes of God”
March 27, 2017 to April 2, 2017
by Deirdre Good
devotion for March 31, 2017
read March 31, 2017
&
John 11:1-45
The Upper Room Disciplines for 2017
“Seeing with the Eyes of God”
March 27, 2017 to April 2, 2017
by Deirdre Good
devotion for March 30, 2017
read March 30, 2017
&
April 1, 2017
Jesus gathers us in - 2
April 1, 2017
a different kind of Savior
April 1, 2017
Jesus, our Shepherd
April 1, 2017
the Lord looks on the inside
April 1, 2017
a rain to fall upon our parched soul
March 31, 2017
The voice of the world
March 30, 2017
we listen to the wrong voices
March 30, 2017
the voice that knows our path
March 30, 2017
Too many voices
March 30, 2017
spend time with the shepherd
March 30, 2017
listen to the voice of God
March 30, 2017
as Your guest
March 26, 2017
Stetson Memorial UMC
4th Sunday of Lent
Sermon Series:
 “God Shaped Hole. . . ”
Inspired by Marcia McPhee’s
 Looking For Love. . .
Psalm 23
Psalm 23:1-6
John 10:1-21 NIV
1 Samuel 16:1-13
sermon, “Ba Ba Black Sheep”
text:
video:
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Children’s Message
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
4th Sunday of Lent
March 26, 2017
&
March 30, 2017
tearing way the excess
March 30, 2017
filling that hole
March 30, 2017
give me this water
March 30, 2017
pour your love
March 30, 2017
His blood cleanseth
March 30, 2017
unquenchable thirst
March 30, 2017
a God-shaped hole
March 20, 2017
You Will Thirst No More
March 19, 2017
in the waters of grace
March 19, 2017
we are refreshed now
March 19, 2017
we are released of our sin
March 19, 2017
we are washed clean now
March 19, 2017
Share the Water
March 19, 2017
Christ is that well
March 19, 2017
Stetson Memorial UMC
3rd Sunday of Lent
Sermon Series:
 “God Shaped Hole. . . ”
Inspired by Marcia McPhee’s
 Looking For Love. . .
Psalm 95:1-7
John 4:1-15
Romans 5:1-5
Exodus 17:1-6
sermon, “You Will Thirst No More… ”
(with Sermon Notes)
text:
video:
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Children’s Message
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
3rd Sunday of Lent
March 19, 2017
&
March 19, 2017
Jesus is that Savior
March 19, 2017
we all need the Savior
March 19, 2017
Until the Savior set us free
March 18, 2017
my help comes from the Lord
March 18, 2017
without Jesus we are dead
March 18, 2017
we need a Savior
March 18, 2017
sin rules us
March 18, 2017
seek God
March 18, 2017
searching  for something
March 16, 2017
the resistance of evil
March 16, 2017
to fill the void
March 16, 2017
a pilgrimage to the cross
March 15, 2017
we shall not perish
March 15, 2017
God saved the world
March 15, 2017
Faith is Life
March 15, 2017
I need a Mother
March 15, 2017
I need a Father
March 15, 2017
I need a Guide
March 15, 2017
I need a Helper
March 15, 2017
I need a Savior
March 15, 2017
I need Somebody
March 12, 2017
2nd Sunday of Lent
Sermon Series:
 “God Shaped Hole…”
Inspired by Marcia McPhee’s
 Looking For Love…
Psalm 121
John 3:16-17
sermon, “Help, I Need Somebody… ”
text:
video:
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Children’s Message
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
2nd Sunday of Lent
March 12, 2017
&
March 5, 2017
we shine in the brilliance of God
March 5, 2017
resist evil
March 5, 2017
a resistor
March 5, 2017
a false hope
March 5, 2017
resist sin
March 5, 2017
a real reward
March 5, 2017
Don’t test me
March 5, 2017
1st Sunday of Lent
Sermon Series:
“God Shaped Hole…”
“Looking for the Resistor”
Inspired by Marcia McPhee’s
Looking For Love…
Matthew 4:1-11
Psalm 32
sermon, “Resist-or”
text:
video:

by Pastor Ruth Foss
Children’s Message

by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
1st Sunday of Lent
March 5, 2017
&
March 5, 2017
Days of Journey
March 5, 2017
the piece we are missing
March 5, 2017
failing miserably
March 4, 2017
the God-shaped love
March 4, 2017
a journey to repentance
edited March 4, 2017
cover me with clay – v2
March 3, 2017
cover me with clay
edited March 3, 2017
the journey to the cross - 2
March 3, 2017
the journey of the cross
March 3, 2017
cover me with the dust of the earth
March 3, 2017
cloak my life
March 3, 2017
smudged with ashes - 2
edited March 2, 2017
searching, seeking
March 2, 2017
searching
March 1, 2017
Ash Wednesday service
Sermon Series:
“God Shaped Hole…”
“Where Is the Love”
Inspired by Marcia McPhee’s
Looking For Love…
Joel 2:12-17
Matthew 6:1-6; 16-21
Opening Words
Greeting
Lenten Prayer
Hymn, “In the Garden”
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Lenten Poem
sermon, “Where Is The Love?”
text:
video:
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Communion
Distribution of Ashes
and closing hymn,
“It Is Well with My Soul”
Closing Prayer
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Ash Wednesday
March 1, 2017
&
February 25, 2017
burning up our praise
February 25, 2017
igniting our prayers, our worship
February 28, 2017
Burning of the Palm service
Isaiah 58:5-10
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
February 28, 2017

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