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Baptized by the Holy Spirit by Raymond A. Foss
Christ’s promise
of what would soon come
unable to be fulfilled
while he walked the earth
Only by ascending
on that blessed day
only in reflection
could we with joy say
He rose from the earth
into the arms of the Lord
redeemed from his feet of clay
to walk once more with God
Preparing a place for us
an advocate for us
intervening on our behalf
preparing a way for us
The Ascension only joyous
in reflection, in the past
what it must have been for them
thinking they were lost
the Master ascended
they were still here on earth
praying in constant worship
until his promise was fulfilled
Baptized by the Holy Spirit
on the day of Pentecost
the rest of Christ’s promise
redeeming all from the lost
sending us as witnesses
to the ends of the earth
offering the whole world redemption
by the price paid at the cross
Christ’s promise
that we would be baptized
baptized not with water
but by the Holy Spirit
washed in the Creator’s love
the living waters descending
drenching us with power
sending us forth as witnesses
at the Maker’s hour

June 5, 2011
Acts 2:1-12
Acts 1:3-11 (God’s Word Bible)
Luke 24:44-53 (The Message Bible)
John 14:1-3
Zephaniah 3:17
Psalm 34:8
Worship Theme: “God’s Promises”
and sermon: “I Promise. . .”
by Pastor Ruth L. Foss
A Handmaiden of the Lord
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
June 5, 2011
Seventh Sunday of Easter
Ascension Sunday

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