Saturday, August 29, 2015

A participation in His Sacrifice – v9

We all are one Body
one Body in Christ;
Sharing His table,
sharing His journey to the cross.

A participation in His sacrifice
is His body, the cup;
Giving His life for us
that we would be bound up.

Gathered in for Glory
to see Paradise;
Standing at the foot of His cross,
Seeing the Price He paid for us.

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A participation in His Sacrifice – v9

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A participation in His Sacrifice – v8
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A participation in His Sacrifice – v7
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edited April 11, 2015
A participation in His Sacrifice – v6
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A participation in His Sacrifice – v5
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edited February 16, 2015
A participation in His Sacrifice – v4
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drafted February 11, 2015
edited February 10, 2015
A participation in His Sacrifice – v3
(merging edits to original and version 2)
edited January 10, 2015
A participation in His Sacrifice – v2
July 30, 2011
A participation in His Sacrifice
1 Corinthians 10:16-17
1 Corinthians 8, 1 Corinthians 9, 1 Corinthians 10
90 day New Testament Bible Study
read July 30, 2011

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A New Day Burgeons - v7

A bursting forth, blooming before our eyes,
not some truly gradual event, unfurling
more like water boiling, suddenly, urgently
seemingly going from water to steam;
So is this day, burgeoning, suddenly upon us,
presenting itself as fact, changed from the night
into the brightening morn

A bursting forth, the Spirit, changing our lives,
inexplicably, invisibly, profoundly
our lives not like before, rising on heavenly wings
our spirits soaring to the heights;
The transforming of the Spirit within
changing us forevermore, different,
unlike what we were the moment before

A new life, a new creation, alive,
into a new day burgeoning with promise
filled with God’s grace, if only
we would see it, aware, awake;
Truly alive in each moment, looking,
searching, seeking the divine here with us,
God’s hand upon us, sharing our joy

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A New Day Burgeons – v7

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A New Day Burgeons – v6
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A New Day Burgeons – v5
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A New Day Burgeons – v4
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A New Day Burgeons – v3
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Edited September 28, 2013
A New Day Burgeons – v2
June 15, 2009 to June 17, 2009
A New Day Burgeons
The Epistle Reading:  2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17   
Sermon, “New Beginnings”
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
June 14, 2009
Call to Worship:
It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name,
O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your
 faithfulness at night, to the music of the ten-stringed lyre
and the melody of the harp. For you make me glad by your
deeds, O LORD; I sing for joy at the works of
your hands. (Psalm 92:1-4 NIV)
 Unison Prayer:
Loving God, we thank you for this day that we may come into
Your house and worship You. We ask that Your Holy Spirit
would fall down upon us gathered here so that we may
understand all that You would have us hear this day.
We thank you for the Spirit that you have gifted us with.
We pray that our worship would be pleasing in Your sight.
This we pray in the strong name of Your Son, Lord Jesus Christ.
Old Testament Reading: 1 Samuel 16:6-13
*Prayer of Dedication (unison)
Heavenly Father, you have offered us such abundance.
We are so very blessed. Yet, we often think that we have so little.
Some of us may even feel as though our gift is too small.
Thank you for reminding us that even our mustard seed-sized
gift may grow beyond our individual possibility. So, today we
place before you all amounts of gifts – some quarters from
children, some $1 bills from adults, some larger bills and
checks – knowing that you transform our scarcity into your
abundance. Thanks be to God. Amen. (GBOD)

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 39,030+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

Ablaze – v7

May the Church be ablaze
filled with Your fire;
May the Spirit be burning
within each one.

May tongues of flame
ribbons alight upon us;
May they descend upon us
to give us new life.

Spread Your message
in every tongue, to the nations;
With gifts we have been given
may we transform the earth.

We have hope in this mission
sharing God’s love;
The story of salvation told
in Jesus, the Son.

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Ablaze – v7

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Ablaze – v6
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edited December 11, 2014
Ablaze – v5
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edited June 3, 2014
Ablaze – v4
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edited June 3, 2014
Ablaze – v3
edited June 2, 2012
Ablaze – v2
May 27, 2012
Ablaze
Psalm 104:24-30
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
Year B
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
May 21, 2012 to May 27, 2012
Pentecost
“Come, Holy Spirit”
by Susan Muto
scripture and meditation for May 23, 2012
May 27, 2012
&
Acts 2:14-21
Joel 2:28-32
Acts 2:1-21
Year B
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
May 21, 2012 to May 27, 2012
Pentecost
“Come, Holy Spirit”
by Susan Muto
scripture and meditation for May 22, 2012
May 27, 2012
&
Acts 2:1-13
Acts 2:1-21
Year B
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
May 21, 2012 to May 27, 2012
Pentecost
“Come, Holy Spirit”
by Susan Muto
scripture and meditation for May 21, 2012
read May 21, 2012 and May 27, 2012

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 39,030+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

dead inside – v2

like white-washed tombs
dead inside, decaying,
but the emptiness hidden;
Out of plain view
but God knows our hearts

God knows where faith is missing
when we have left
the faith when we believed;
Following the world
its siren’s song

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edited August 29, 2015
dead inside – v2

August 18, 2015
dead inside
August 16, 2015
Revive Us Again O Lord!
Revelations 2:1-2, 4-5
Galatians 5:22-23
(All scripture from the NIV Bible)
and sermon, “It all began with a … ”
video:
text:
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Children’s Message
-          mystery box – an empty trash bag
-          “Cleaning out the Garbage”
video:
text:

by Pastor Ruth Foss
opening video “I Shall Know Him”
greetings and announcements
opening prayer
Prayer of Thanksgiving
by Terry Pettengill
Pastoral Prayer
“Trading My Sorrows”
“Since Jesus Came Into My Life”
“To God Be The Glory”
“I Came To Worship You”
“Better Is One Day”, offertory
closing song – “Lift My Voice Like A Trumpet”
departing blessing
song after departing blessing, “Trading My Sorrows”
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
August 2, 2015

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 39,030+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

Alive, A Mighty Army – v2

Alive, a mighty army
the people of God
the dry bones given breath;
The life breathed back in them
the breath of God

The Spirit breathed upon them
the clay of their bodies
into inert flesh;
Alive, a mighty army
the restored people of God

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Alive, A Mighty Army – v2

August 18, 2015
Alive, A Mighty Army
August 18, 2015
Learning to Breathe Again
August 18, 2015
Breathe Life!
August 18, 2015
the elephant upon our chests
August 23, 2015
Ezekiel 37:1-10
valley of dry bones
and sermon, “”
video:

text:

by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
August 23, 2015
&
August 16, 2015
Revive Us Again O Lord!
Revelations 2:1-2, 4-5
Galatians 5:22-23
(All scripture from the NIV Bible)
and sermon, “It all began with a … ”
video:
text:
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
August 16, 2015

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 39,030+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

when God calls – v2

we are filled with joy
we are bound for glory
when we hear God’s voice
and we believe Him fully

when God calls
and we understand Him
we are filled with joy
we are bound for glory.

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when God calls – v2

August 21, 2015
when God calls
August 2, 2015
The Joy of the God!
Psalm 51:12
Psalm 98:4
Psalm 27:6
Isaiah 35:10
John 15:5-11
Jude 24-25
(All scripture is from the NIV Bible)
and sermon, “Joyful, Joyful. . . ”
video:
text:
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Children’s Message
-          mystery box – empty box
-          “Help Fill Their Empty Box”
video:
text:

by Pastor Ruth Foss
“Come, Christians, Join to Sing”
“All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”
“All Creatures of Our God and King”
music during communion (small portion)
prayer after communion
closing song – “O How I Love Jesus”
departing blessing
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
August 2, 2015
&
July 26, 2015
What do we hope in?
All scripture is from the NIV Bible
Psalm 9:18; Psalm 16:9; Psalm 31:24
Psalm 33:18; Psalm 33:22; Psalm 38:15
Psalm 39:7; Psalm 43:5
and sermon, “Hope… ”
video:
text:
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Children’s Message
-          mystery box – empty wrapper for peanut butter crackers
video:
text:

by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
July 26, 2015
&
July 19, 2015
(All Scripture Is From the NIV Bible)
Ephesians 2:4-5, 8-9
John 1:14-17
Hebrews 4:16
1 Peter 4:10
and sermon, “Grace… It’s not Just A Girls Name”
video:
text:
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
July 19, 2015
&
July 12, 2015
We are chosen and equipped by God
to do His work in the world.
(All Scripture Is From the NIV Bible)
Acts 6:1-7
2 Thessalonians 2:13
John 15:15-16
1 Peter 2:9-10
2 Timothy 3:14-17
Exodus 3-4
Acts 22:14-16
and sermon, “I Have Chosen You…”
video:
text:
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
July 12, 2015
&
July 5, 2015
Seventh Sunday of Pentecost
4th of July
Declaration of Independence
and sermon, “Just Say Jesus” and Communion liturgy
video:
text:
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
July 5, 2015

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 39,030+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

The Seeds Growing – v3

The seeds growing
in the good soil;
The roots deep
in the living waters
of the Word,
the love of God

Bursting the clay pots;
Needing to go out
to spread the seeds we are given;
Offering God’s grace,
the love of God
to the ends of the earth

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The Seeds Growing – v3

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edited May 14, 2015
The Seeds Growing – v2
February 22, 2010
The Seeds Growing
Mark 4:1-20 The Parable of the Sower
Mark 4:21-25 A Lamp on a Stand
Mark 4:26-29 The Parable of the Growing Seed
Mark 4:30-34 The Parable of the Mustard Seed
Mark 4:1-34
&
1 Corinthians 3:5-9
and bible study 2/21/2010
Suncook United Methodist Church
led by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
&
Alive Now Daily Reflections
for February 15, 2010 to February 21, 2010
by Nancy Fergusons (You can visit her website at www.BlueTreeResources.org)
for 2/16/2010, read 2/22/2010


All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 39,030+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.