Monday, October 18, 2010

To encourage our care for each other

We sit with our neighbors
our sisters, our brothers
some who are just like us
some different from us

Gathered together
lifting up our burdens
our sorrows and joys
our challenges in this life

Sharing together, in the congregation
to encourage our care for each other
loving our neighbors
as we have been called

Reaching out further
because more are suffering
calling us to go
out into the world

So much hurt
so much struggle
needing God’s love
just to survive

So much hope
joy in this place
needing to be shared
offering his amazing grace

October 17, 2010
Call to Worship
“God calls us together as his children
to reassure us of his love, to encourage
our care for each other, to remind us
of our responsibilities, and to send us out
as people who bear his name,
Come, let us worship him!”
2 Timothy 3:14-4:5
Psalm 119:105-112 (Common English Bible)
Worship Theme: “We Are the Church”
and message sharing by:
Dick Lombard, “Grace Happens”,
Ray Foss (poem “Preparing is Worship”),
Vicki Kneeland, “Changes”, and
Mary Ann Cioffi, “Reality”
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
October 17, 2010
Laity Sunday

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