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The Destruction of Creation by Raymond A. Foss

The destruction of creation
when we claim to be God
forgetting we are stewards
called to watch over the earth
to rest, to all to go fallow
the earth from time to time
to care for creation
by following God,
the master’s commands

We must remember
our charge to nurture
to tend the garden, the earth
to take sabbath, rest for ourselves
our animals, the whole world
The creator watching over us
how he must be crying now
as his people warm the planet
and fight around the globe

December 13, 2009
Philippians 4:4-7
Exodus 23:10-12
Isaiah 12:2-6 (Call to Worship)
Psalm 150, United Methodist Hymnal #862 (Responsive Prayer)
Genesis 1:26-30
Worship Theme: “Advent Conspiracy: Thou Shalt Rest”
sermon, “And I Will Give You Rest”
by Pastor Ruth L. Foss,
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
December 13, 2009
Third Sunday of Advent
part of a series of sermons,
using the Advent Conspiracy
Pastoral Letter of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church
“God’s Renewed Creation: Call to Hope and Action”, at:
& more worship resources at:
Bill McKibben,
December 10, 2009
“The Moral Math of Climate Change”
Speaking of Faith
15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15)
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