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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Worship (corporate) (10/04/07)

TITLE: Company Business
By Stephen Pohl
10/05/07


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Like any corporation
We're guided by the Board.
Their faith is Apostolic.
The Chairman is our Lord.

When we come to worship
We give God all we've got.
But with so many voices
Some say we're polyglots.

First we ask for mercy
And acknowledge all our sins.
Then we praise God's goodness
And sing the angels' hymn.

We hear the words of prophets
And sing out David's psalms.
The words disciples wrote are read
And then the gospel's balm.

We pray for all God's people.
The creed we then recite.
A tale of our God's saving deeds
And of his wondrous might.

Our gifts are then presented
Derived from grape and grain.
Again we sing God's glory
And praise his holy name.

We ask the Holy Spirit
To bless the bread and wine
That Jesus' one great sacrifice
Might pierce the veil of time.

Although we are not worthy
Our Lord we do receive
For at his word we are made whole
And granted his reprieve.

Still singing our thanksgiving
The Lord now sends us forth
To spread his holy gospel
Abroad in all the earth.


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Lynda Schultz 10/12/07
I like the feel of this poem, and the semi-corporate idea that our mission in life and worship is be about the Master's business.
Janice Cartwright10/12/07
Sometimes I complain the church is run too much like a corporation these days, less like the spiritual entity we see in the early NT church. Thanks for giving me a more positive angle on the corporate church. And for the pleasure of good poetry.
Laury Hubrich 10/14/07
This is great! You summed up Sunday worship in rhyme. I'm impressed:)
Laury
Marilyn Schnepp 10/15/07
Absolutely breathtaking in poetic perfection!!! So well rhymed, so much said, and a full plate of the topic of worship. A+ in my humble opinion. Triple "Kudos"! A Masterpiece of worshipful praise and blessings!
Linda Watson Owen10/15/07
This stanza is my favorite, "We ask the Holy Spirit
To bless the bread and wine
That Jesus' one great sacrifice
Might pierce the veil of time." What a powerful and beautiful image! Thank you for this delightful poem.
Joanne Sher 10/16/07
This is just excellent - the rhyme, meter, word choice - EVERYTHING is just right. Wonderful.
Jan Ackerson 10/16/07
I agree with Linda on that particular stanza. Simply beautiful.