Monday, April 04, 2011

Darkness Around Us

We are to be light
commissioned to witness
to remain authentic
to be salt of the earth

The darkness around us
oppression and injustice
will turn bright as noonday
if we stand in the breach

Nothing permanent
save for the love of God
all else ephemeral
made from the dust

Yoked with our Savior
speaking out we must
to seek the best for our neighbor
the least, the last, the lost

The time is now apparent
the time is now
to seek justice for our neighbors
and compassion for one and all

We can stand together
If we have the presence
to submit to our master
and follow God’s will

Loving our neighbor
sharing God’s grace
loving them ever
warm in our embrace

Shining a light
piercing the darkness
none shall go hungry
none shall be left out

April 4, 2011
Isaiah 58:5-11
John 13:4-9, 12-17
Isaiah 55:1-3 (Call to Worship)
(Unison Prayer)
John 20:11-18 (“In the Garden”, UMH #314)
Worship Theme: “The Fruit of Love is Service”
and sermon, ”First Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask”
(4th in 5 part Lenten Worship Theme series on Mother Teresa’s quote:
“The fruit of Silence is Prayer,
The fruit of Prayer is Faith
The Fruit of Faith is Love
The fruit of Love is Service
The Fruit of Service is Peace”)
by Reverend Huntley Halvorson
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
April 3, 2011
Fourth Sunday in Lent
Isaiah 58:1-4
Rally for New Hampshire!/event.php?eid=196585980375491
March 31, 2011
Cuts approved by the NH House and
Constitutional Amendment proposed by Rep. Neal Kirk
to remove safety net of town welfare
John 3:16 versus Leviticus 4
calling on the NH Legislature
and the Governor
to spare those without a voice
those who need us
from the severe budget cuts
that are currently planned
in HB1 and HB2, etc.
in part based on the testimony
of The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson,
Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire
March 10, 2011
testimony of Kathy Needleman, Esq. (testifying as a parent)
March 10, 2011
testimony of Katherine Stearns, Esq.
March 10, 2011

Raymond A. Foss, Esq.
Law Offices of Raymond A. Foss, PLLC
Poetry Where You Live
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Suncook, NH 03275-1206

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