Friday, June 11, 2010

Sent to Spread the News

Like John in the Jordan
the fishermen by the sea
like Paul on the Damascus Road
Christ calls to you and me

We are sent to spread the good news
as our savior was before us
to tell the whole world
of the love of God for man

Not some false deity
with treasure that tarnishes or rusts
the eternal creator
wanting a relationship with us

So much so that he sent his son
God falling to earth as man
walking the dusty roads as we do
yet following the master’s plan

Drinking of that cup
his choice for you and me
going to the cross to die
to save all humanity

We are sent, appointed
anointed by the oil of his blood
washed clean by our savior
at the cost of his mortal life

Yet rising with him in victory
at the end of our days
when the whole world is reconciled to him
at the glorious end of the age

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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