One of the questions to ponder this night was the words of the good thief hanging on the cross What is the truth for this night, that the world needs to hear?
The answer is found in the scripture, in the words of the lord and in the lessons he taught, and the life he lived They are in the mirror when we look and in our hearts when we listen
We are fighting for nothing when we struggle on earth and we are missing the point that love is the word
For he came because he loved us and wanted this toil to end We brought him to the cross and there he died.
But God wasn’t finished, the story did not end there For he loved us from the beginning and he loves us still as then.
Like the thief on the cross offering kindness and truth He asked for a bit of God’s grace and found life in paradise.
We can walk a different path change our course and find new life journey yoked with our savior and join him in paradise.
April 11, 2009 Good Friday Service Luke 23:39-41 The Repentant Thief The First Congregational Church of Pembroke, NH and Suncook United Methodist Church Pembroke, NH April 10, 2009 & John 18:1-19:42 Job 14:1-14 Upper Room Disciplines 2009 – April 10, 2009 Upper Room Disciplines 2009 – April 11, 2009 Alive Now – April 11, 2009, “The Great Vigil of Easter” & Holy Thursday service and service of Tenebrae Reverend Huntley Halvorson Pastor Ruth L. Foss Suncook United Methodist Church Suncook, NH April 9, 2009 Tenebrae – The Service of Shadows 1. THE SHADOW OF BETRAYAL Matthew 26:20-25 2. THE SHADOW OF INNER AGONY Luke 22:40-44 3. THE SHADOW OF LONELINESS Matthew 26:40-45 4. THE SHADOW OF DESERTION Matthew 26:47-50,55,56 5. THE SHADOW OF ACCUSATION Matthew 26:59-67 6. THE SHADOW OF MOCKERY Mark 15:12-20 7. THE SHADOW OF DEATH Luke 23:33-46 Hymn: Were You There… FINAL READING John 1:1-4