Saturday, March 10, 2012

impossible to comprehend

the foolishness of forgiveness
of sacrifice, as Christ on the cross
dying while we yet hurt him
crying out epithets
seeking his death, his crucifixion
dying for us, showing us love, compassion
God’s mercy, his teachings so different
opposite of what the earth teaches
what we have been told sin birth
the interpretation of the ancient law
so different, impossible to comprehend
grace, unconditional love, agape
for us, for all of us, while we yet sin
while we seek his death,
or stand by indifferent, silent
while our Savior was nailed to a cross
his blood pouring out, our sacrifice
redeeming us to God

March 10, 2012
Worship Theme: promises with a price. . .
Mark 8:31-38
Genesis 17:1-10
Romans 4:16-25
Mark 8:29
Matthew 11:28
John 3:16
Call to Worship (Psalm 105:1-3)
Unison Prayer
Prayer of Dedication (GBOD Mark 8:31-38)
The Great Thanksgiving for Early in Lent
and sermon, “The Foolishness of God”

by Pastor Ruth Foss
A Handmaiden of the Lord
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH

Second Sunday in Lent
March 4, 2012

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