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The Garden Finite by Raymond A. Foss

While we may not know the limits
the garden finite, with boundaries
our world precious, unique
given into our trembling hands

Made of the earth
the stuff of our clay
man too finite
returning to the dust

Hew for a time only
each to do their part
to tend, not to abuse,
the garden, this good earth

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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