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Taken for Granted by Raymond A. Foss

Forgetting our place
to tend and to nurture
the garden of the earth
given into our hands

Taking for granted
the world and all within it
as if there ever
would be more for us to consume

Using up our resources
pumping out pollutants
changing the environment
for our selfish wants

Needing to bow
to fall to our knees praying
to ask our creator
how we should change our ways

April 25, 2010
Genesis 2:4b-9, 15
Psalm 104:1-2, 5, 31, 35b (Call to Worship)
1 Timothy 4:4-5
Hymn, “Shepherd Me, O God”, TFWS #2058 (Psalm 23)
Prayer of Dedication,
(From the National Council of Churches [NCC]
Earth Day Sunday 2002 resource packet,
"Caring for Creation: Making the World Safe for Children.")
Worship Theme: “What is our calling within Creation?”
and sermon, “Staff Members All Are We”
by Pastor Ruth L. Foss
the third in a series of sermons, based in part on the pastoral letter from the Council of Bishops, “God’s Renewed Creation: Call to Hope and Action,”
and the study guide, etc., based on this letter:
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
April 25, 2010
Third Sunday After Easter

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