Sunday, May 06, 2012

Within the scent of lilacs

Within this place of love
where so much has been shared
within the scent of lilacs
God’s spring in the air

We gather to celebrate
your day, the turning page
the journey you have entered
far before old age

We pray together
for love and joy abounding
for years and years unending
life in its fullness abundant

The love of Christ pouring
your head, your life anointed
with the precious oil of God’s love
your hope overflowing

May 6, 2012
for Ruth’s 50th birthday party
read as the prayer before the meal
May 6, 2012
fellowship hall

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

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