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Our Own Mortality

Two men, having earned
their penalty
the judgment of the law
too late to repent
too late for sacrifice
too late to live
a new life

Yet here we find mercy
the forgiveness of sin
the reward of the humble
eternity to begin

In paradise with our Savior
the gift of the cross
in turning, redemption
being saved from the lost.



April 22, 2011
Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise
(Luke 23:43)
written during prayer vigil
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Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
April 22, 2011
&
Seven Last Words Ecumenical Service
Father forgive them, for they know not what they do
(Luke 23:34).
Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise
(Luke 23:43)
Woman, behold your son: behold your mother
(John 19:26-27).
My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?
(Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34).
I thirst
(John 19:28).
It is finished
(John 19:30).
Father, into your hands I commit my spirit
(Luke 23:46).
and sermon: "It is Finished"
by Pastor Ruth L. Foss
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A Handmaiden of the Lord
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Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
April 20, 2011
Lent

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