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Prepared, Made Clean by Raymond A. Foss
Christ stopped
kneeled down before them
his robe cast off
and a towel round his waist

Humbly, as a servant
washing them clean
made clean for service
in preparation for new life

Prepared, made clean
commissioned in this way
the bread and cup to follow
as he showed them God’s plan

But first to still them
to wash the dust off
to model service
our Savior, our God

So much more
than simply washing dust
preparing them for witness
on their walk in this life

Each of us needing
the love of our Savior
washing off the earth
with the water of his blood
saving us fully
that we may serve in love

April 4, 2011
John 13:4-9, 12-17
Isaiah 58:5-11
Isaiah 55:1-3 (Call to Worship)
(Unison Prayer)
John 20:11-18 (“In the Garden”, UMH #314)
Worship Theme: “The Fruit of Love is Service”
and sermon, ”First Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask”
(4th in 5 part Lenten Worship Theme series on Mother Teresa’s quote:
“The fruit of Silence is Prayer,
The fruit of Prayer is Faith
The Fruit of Faith is Love
The fruit of Love is Service
The Fruit of Service is Peace”)
by Reverend Huntley Halvorson
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
April 3, 2011
Fourth Sunday in Lent

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