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3 04, 2020

Hosanna! Save us!

2020-04-03T10:08:48-05:00April 3rd, 2020|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|0 Comments

A PERSONAL PRAYER God, Give me a word today, to say to others around me. Give me a word of gratitude, to share with the paramedics and firefighters and law officers, doctors and nurses and technicians, care-givers and grocery store employees and pharmacists, delivery drivers and restaurant takeout waitstaff and sanitation workers... all those people whose contact with the public cannot be eliminated because we depend on them. Give me a word of encouragement, for those who are weary and tired, who are afraid and anxious about the future. To the parents at home juggling work, and those [...]

3 04, 2020

Friday, April 3: Taste and See, by Kaitlynn Carroll, High School Senior

2020-04-03T09:07:30-05:00April 3rd, 2020|Devotionals for Times Like This, Student Devotionals|0 Comments

Psalm 34: 1 I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips. 2 I will glory in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. 3 Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together. 4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. 5 Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. 6 This poor man called, and the Lord heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles. 7 The angel of the Lord [...]

2 04, 2020

Thursday, April 2: Refuge, by Paige Patterson- Children’s Programs Coordinator

2020-04-02T09:22:39-05:00April 2nd, 2020|All blogs, Devotionals for Times Like This|0 Comments

Psalm 91 (CEB) 1 Living in the Most High’s shelter,     camping in the Almighty’s shade, 2 I say to the Lord, “You are my refuge, my stronghold!     You are my God—the one I trust!” 3 God will save you from the hunter’s trap     and from deadly sickness. 4 God will protect you with his pinions;     you’ll find refuge under his wings.     His faithfulness is a protective shield. 5 Don’t be afraid of terrors at night,     arrows that fly in daylight, 6     or sickness that prowls in the dark,     destruction that ravages at noontime. 7 Even if one thousand people [...]

1 04, 2020

Wednesday, April 1: Sunday Worship, by Rev. Bill Denham

2020-04-01T10:01:45-05:00April 1st, 2020|All blogs, Devotionals for Times Like This|0 Comments

Psalm 100 (ESV) 1 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! 2  Serve the Lord with gladness!     Come into his presence with singing! 3 Know that the Lord, he is God!     It is he who made us, and we are his;     we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4  Enter his gates with thanksgiving,     and his courts with praise!     Give thanks to him; bless his name! 5 For the Lord is good;     his steadfast love endures forever,     and his faithfulness to all generations. Reflection: Since childhood, Sundays have been set aside to make [...]

31 03, 2020

Tuesday, March 31: Honesty and Gratitude, by Shelby Olive, Communications Associate

2020-03-31T08:47:45-05:00March 31st, 2020|All blogs, Devotionals for Times Like This|0 Comments

Psalm 103: 1Bless the Lord, O my soul,     and all that is within me,     bless his holy name. 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,     and do not forget all his benefits— 3 who forgives all your iniquity,     who heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life from the Pit,     who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, 5 who satisfies you with good as long as you live     so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. 6 The Lord works vindication     and justice for all who are oppressed. 7 He made known his ways to Moses, [...]

30 03, 2020

Monday, March 30: The Heavens Declare, by Joseph Patty—Student Ministries: High School, Curriculum and Student Leadership

2020-03-30T13:53:09-05:00March 30th, 2020|All blogs, Devotionals for Times Like This|0 Comments

Psalm 19: 1 The heavens declare the glory of God;     the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 2 Day after day they pour forth speech;     night after night they reveal knowledge. 3 They have no speech, they use no words;     no sound is heard from them. 4 Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,     their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun. 5     It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,     like a champion rejoicing to run his course. 6 It [...]

29 03, 2020

Sunday, March 29: Connecting the Dots, by Rachel Fisher, Children’s Ministries Communication Specialist

2020-03-30T13:58:19-05:00March 29th, 2020|All blogs, Devotionals for Times Like This|0 Comments

Scripture: Psalm 107 NIV 1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;     his love endures forever. 2 Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—     those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, 3 those he gathered from the lands,     from east and west, from north and south. 4 Some wandered in desert wastelands,     finding no way to a city where they could settle. 5 They were hungry and thirsty,     and their lives ebbed away. 6 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,     and he delivered them from their distress. 7 He [...]

28 03, 2020

Saturday, March 28: Certain as the Sunrise, by Rev. David Horton

2020-03-28T21:54:01-05:00March 28th, 2020|All blogs, Devotionals for Times Like This|0 Comments

Scripture: Psalm 3 NRSV 1 O Lord, how many are my foes!    Many are rising against me;  2 many are saying to me,    ‘There is no help for you in God.’           Selah 3 But you, O Lord, are a shield around me,    my glory, and the one who lifts up my head.  4 I cry aloud to the Lord,    and he answers me from his holy hill.           Selah  5 I lie down and sleep;    I wake again, for the Lord sustains me.  6 I am not afraid of tens of thousands of people    who have set themselves against me [...]

27 03, 2020

The Temptations (of Christ, not the vocal group)

2020-03-27T09:51:15-05:00March 27th, 2020|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|0 Comments

A PERSONAL PRAYER OK, God, I feel like I am running in circles, but staying in the same place. You know about all the phone calls, the ZOOM conferences, the worries about church and congregational health and finances and the future. You know I am praying more than ever, for my own family, for those who are sick, for the healthcare workers on the front line, for families with kids trying to do work and childcare from home, for our older adults stuck at home, for those who live paycheck to paycheck, for those who lead businesses and [...]

27 03, 2020

Friday, March 27: Priorities, by Louise McEvoy, Women’s Ministry Coordinator

2020-03-30T13:58:44-05:00March 27th, 2020|All blogs, Devotionals for Times Like This|0 Comments

Psalm 111 (NRSV) 1 Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,     in the company of the upright, in the congregation. 2 Great are the works of the Lord,     studied by all who delight in them. 3 Full of honor and majesty is his work,     and his righteousness endures forever. 4 He has gained renown by his wonderful deeds;     the Lord is gracious and merciful. 5 He provides food for those who fear him;     he is ever mindful of his covenant. 6 He has shown his people the power of his works,     in [...]