Thursday, March 04, 2010

Stopping in the Garden

After the Passover
the words that Christ spoke
stopping in the garden
their eyes heavy with sleep

Three chosen, going farther with Christ
but all of them wondering
what the words he had spoken
what the new words meant

The loaf and the cup
his body and his blood
watching him from a distance
praying in obvious pain

Trying as best they could
the disciples, less the one,
to stay awake in the garden
while Christ went off to pray

Wondering what the master said
to Peter, to John, to James
so sternly, in rebuke
the words before he went to pray,
again and again

Suddenly, all awake
the betrayer in our midst
Jesus taken by the mob
we all ran away

March 4, 2010
Garden of Gethsemane
Mark 14:32-52
Matthew 26:36-46
Matthew 26:30b-56
Luke 22:39-46
Luke 22:39-53
John 18:1-13
Matthew 26:36-46
Psalm 461:11 (Call to Worship)
Psalm 130:1-8
Psalm 138 (Prayer of Dedication)
Worship Theme: “Our Times of Personal Trial”
and sermon, “With Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane”
by Reverend Huntley Halvorson
the second in a series of sermons, based in part on the book,
“24 Hours That Changed the World”, by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
March 7, 2010
Third Sunday in Lent

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