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Cherishing Creation by Raymond A. Foss

From the beginning
when we walked
in the garden with God
we were called to cherish creation
mindful of our place in his plan
Stewards, not consumers, in his design
to care, to nurture the earth
instructed to give land time to rest
just as we need sabbath rest
remembering we are servants
masters under the eye of God
given the earth in dominion
while we walk as man
Needing to remember
to linger, to see the world as God
the wonder of creation
to treasure, to cherish
to leave better behind
when our days are done

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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