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The Carpenter’s Hands by Raymond A. Foss
We think of the fishermen
the first disciples
their hands doing
the work of the church

Each of them chosen
called by the Shepherd
to follow Him completely
in love and submission

The humble King guiding
us in this life
showing us an example
of servanthood and sacrifice

To continue His work
to be the carpenter’s hands
using all we have
to lift up our fellow man

January 21, 2011 and January 22, 2011
based on posting the poem
“With His Calloused Hands”
to www.FaithWriters.com
January 21, 2011
With His Calloused Hands

Not a member of the elite
never sitting, studying in the Temple
working, with his calloused hands
the nets, the water, this was his life

Beginning the church, this foundation
ordinary men, laity, common
spreading the word
the truth of God’s love
to the ends of the earth

October 26, 2009 and October 27, 2009
Matthew 16:13-19
Isaiah 40:28-31 (Call to Worship)
Ephesians 3:14-20
Worship Theme: “This is not a spectator sport!”
& sermon by Reverend Huntley Halvorson
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH

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