Friday, June 11, 2010

anointed by the oil of his blood

Washed by his tears,
the sweat of his years
walking the earth as a man
covered with the dust of the road
growing as the carpenter’s son
traveling on his journey
coming to the waters
to be cleaned, anointed
by the same Spirit
living within us

Anointed by the oil of his blood
his holy sacrifice, taking on our sin
climbing the cross, the lamb
emptied, humbled,
following the master’s plan
Washing us, making us whole,
cleansed by the living waters
the oil of his blood pouring down
the grace like the Spirit
landing on us bodily

Renewing us, redeemed
by the precious waters
love raining down upon us
the sweat, the tears, the blood
of our savior, our creator,
the spirit, all are one
God calling us to himself
bringing us to his courts
reconciled with all humanity
anointed by the oil of his blood

June 11, 2010
seeing earlier poems in Google search string,
“thou anointest my head with oil”
inspired Psalm 23 and by sermon by Pastor Ruth L. Foss
“The Good Shepherd”
A Handmaiden of the Lord
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
August 30, 2009

Psalm 30:5
Psalm 27:7-31:5
Heartlight’s Straight Through Bible Study
for June 11, 2010, read June 11, 2010

Galatians 1:11-24
1 Kings 17:8-16
Psalm 146:1-5 (Call to Worship)
Prayer of Dedication:
“Abundant God, we thank you for the jars of our lives
that are constantly being filled. We offer our gifts to you,
that others may know of your abundance and grace.
Fill the hungry with good things. Lift up the oppressed.
Watch over the stranger and comfort the lonely.
Through our gifts, may we do likewise.
In the name of Christ the Comforter, we pray. Amen”
Worship Theme: “How do our lives attract or detract people”
and sermon, “The Proof Is In the Pudding”
by Pastor Ruth Foss
A Handmaiden of the Lord
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH

June 6, 2010
Second Sunday after Pentecost

after reading
Mission Statement of First Congregational Church of Pembroke, UCC
“The mission of our church is to follow God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit,
spreading the legacy of faith and fellowship to all we meet in word and deed.”

Matthew 28:18-20
the Great Commission

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