"By waiting and by calm you shall be saved, in quiet and in trust your strength lies."
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Monona United Methodist Church
March 29, 2020 – Fifth Sunday in Lent
Monday 3/30/20: John 14:1
Tuesday, 3/31/20: 2 Thessalonians 3:16
Wednesday, 4/1/20: Psalm 94:19
Thursday, 4/2/20: Proverbs 12:25
Friday, 4/3/20: Psalm 27:1
Saturday, 4/5/20: Isaiah 26:3
Use this weekly prayer to help you begin your time with God each day.
A Prayer for Overcoming Adversity
Lord, we pray not for tranquility,
nor that our tribulations may cease;
we pray for thy spirit and thy love,
that thou grant us strength and grace to overcome adversity;
through Jesus Christ. Amen.
—Girolamo Savonarola (1452-1498)
My prayers this week:
Lifting Up Our Church Family in Prayer
(Feel free to add those you hear about during worship)
Prayers of Praise and Thanksgiving for:
All of our members reaching out to check in and help others while staying safely apart
Prayers for Health and Healing for:
All those infected with the coronavirus
Neil & Carol Johnson’s grandson, Dylan, with a cyst on his brain, awaiting another MRI in 4-6 weeks
Phil Kavanagh, brother of Kay DeBraal, dealing with increasing weakness in his legs and hands, making walking and normal tasks difficult
Carol Waugh’s sister in law, dealing with a blockage in her brain
Mark Buffat’s, dad, recovering at home
Rhoda, friend of Lou Ann Van Fossen in a diabetic coma
Ella Tkach, receiving hospice care at home
Norma Gard, recovering in rehab in Richland Center
Marjorie Kaukl, dealing with a recurrence of cancer
Rosemary, aunt of Mark Buffat, dealing with pancreatic cancer
Continuing prayers for Lisa Martin, Jim Goulding, Charlotte Terry, Mark Miller, Irma Phillips, George, Tammy Conrad’s father, Joan Hansen
Prayers for Encouragement and Concern for:
Those on the front lines in dealing with the coronavirus
Those unable to be with us: JoAnn Pree, Dorothy Simons
Prayers for a Wisconsin Church:
Wisconsin Dells-Delton, their clergy, Lee Bushweiler, and the 44 members
Messagae from Pastor Brad (April 1st)
I want you to know that I miss seeing you and talking with you. I also miss us being a “congregation”— a group of people who actually congregate! So what can we do instead under the current circumstances?
We can continue to keep in touch with one another by telephoning the people we know from church, along with our phone calls to relatives or other friends. The word “worship” actually means “the work of the people,” and for the time being this is our work:
- to reach out to one another just to check in with one another and see that we are alright
- to ask whether we are well and not sick
- to be sure that we have enough home essentials
- to enquire if anything is needed from the grocery (which can be delivered)
I really think this is how we can be the church right now, and not just for each other but for our neighbors as well.Thank you for all your prayers for the front-line workers during this strange and stressful time. Blessings to you for your faithfulness and trust in God, and for your love of your neighbor.
Prayers, peace, and health,