Celebrating Communion

The celebrant 
holds out
the elements
within his grasp-
bread and wine

joyfully he says
receive, and clasp
remember Christ
His sacrifice
who for the joy
endured the cross

I take and eat,
drink in deep
the One who satisfies
and fills my soul 
to overflowing
knowing I am Thine
the Bread of Life

abiding in the Vine,
I am grafted, grateful
for this plateful
of communion-
with God’s only Son
whose body was broken
His blood outpoured 

with oneness,
I bless 
and thus am blessed 
my spirit lifted,
voicing celebration
for salvation

at the table of the Lord
January 28, 2015

Father of Lights

Father of Lights
Thy Word, a lamp
Fuel my desire
To encamp
At Your feet
Light my way 
Illuminate me
Turn dark to day
May Your Spirit
Fan the flames
Of faith in me
And may Your name
A beacon be
When doubt and fear
Try to smother me
Oh, burn clear
Away the dross 
As You refine
So I might 
Reflect You, shine
For Your glory
January 10, 2015

Be Imitators of Christ

Christ came to serve    In humble human skin   He died for us   A nd co nquered  death and sin   And now,    In majes...