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A Whole Life

Within the pastoral prayer
words offered for the children
all of them learning,
so much on their way
that they would have
a whole life, abundance
meaningful, full lives
not in the way of the world
but in the fellowship we share
in the love of our creator
and the lessons he gave us
The son who died
and rose on Easter morn'
Our lives never the same
A whole life,
rich in that which lasts
grounded in his steadfast love
with us day to day

November 15, 2009
Luke 12:15-21
and Psalm 16
and "The Prayer of St. Francis",
United Methodist Hymnal #481;
pastoral prayer by Reverend Huntley Halvorson
and sermon, "I Want It All . . .",
by Pastor Ruth L. Foss,
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
November 15, 2009
Her sermon is the third of a four-part series based in part on
Reverend Adam Hamilton (http://www.cor.org/about-resurrection/adam/)'s book,
"Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity" (http://www.cokesbury.com/forms/ProductDetail.aspx?pid=9781426702334)