Monday, April 6 devotional

Monday

This is my prayer—
That, though I may not see,
I be aware
Of the Silent God
Who stands by me.
That, though I may not feel,
I be aware
Of the Mighty Love
Which doggedly follows me.
That, though I may not respond,
I be aware
That God—my Silent, Mighty God,
Waits each day.
Quietly, hopefully, persistently.
Waits each day and through each night
For me.
For me—alone.

  • Edwina Gateley

This information is also found online in a devotional prepared by the Church of Universal Fellowship: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cvx8QdPQ3-i-e3eodMYp2TGrUV96A23SqnBHR-1hvpg/edit?usp=sharing.

Daily Devotion, Palm Sunday

Daily Devotions for Holy Week

A Resource produced by the CUF Worship Committee, Spring 2020

You are invited to spend fifteen minutes each day with a word, a song, and a prayer. 

Jesus’ prayer life included wrestling with God, reading, reflecting on ancient texts, and singing. As Jesus approached his cross with love in his heart for his holy city, he prayed for those he would leave behind after his death. They were his friends. He asked them to watch and pray with him in the hour of suffering and the time of trial. 

In Christian tradition, the days leading up to Jesus’ death are remembered in slow-motion. With pain as well as comfort, these events reflect our own human failings and oppression, and encompass us with divine solidarity when we are in the midst of our own suffering and redemption.

By the power of the Spirit, the day that dawns on Easter brings light and liberation. May all who have sat under the weight of sin or who have been held in captivity find new freedom and joy.

Sunday (Palm Sunday)

Faithful Midwife,
as you delivered the Hebrews safely
out of the long labor of slavery,
so, morning by morning,
you draw us forth into the new day.
Surround us with a cloud of witnesses,
and sustain us by your powerful word,
that, in the night of loneliness and fear,
we, being weary, may not lost heart
but push toward the joy that is to come,
laboring with Christ
to give birth to your promised kingdom. Amen.

This information is also found online in a devotional prepared by the Church of Universal Fellowship: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cvx8QdPQ3-i-e3eodMYp2TGrUV96A23SqnBHR-1hvpg/edit?usp=sharing.

Quiz Night, Friday, April 3, 7 pm

QUIZ Night is happening!!! Friday night at 7pm. Teams can be just you or everyone at your house! It will be 5 rounds of 20 questions a round. Everyone is welcome. Show your CUF spirit. Any teams wearing a funny hat get 5 bonus points! Great team names will earn 5 points!
Here is link for trivia night 7PM April 3: https://zoom.us/j/542844626

Meeting ID: 542 844 626

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Church after April 2

The Maine strategy for wellness is to “Stay At Home” starting April 2. Please stay at home. And in peace. If you want a hymnal to help you breathe, sing and pray, get yours today! CUF hymnals are on loan and available on the CUF porch, in a covered tote bin.

Expect continued Zoom worship on Sundays, and special services online next week for Holy Week. More info to come.

Scripture and coloring, Wednesday, April 1, 7:15 pm

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Online book group meeting Monday, April 6, 7 pm

If you would like to attend and are not already on the book group e-mail list, e-mail Judy and she will add you.Judy will send you a WebEx meeting invitation. Given that commercial platforms are more or less the same, you simply click on the <join> meeting link and then on <audio/video> after the meeting is uploaded.  If you are asked, the password is “speech”.  You may need to download an add-on as all of the platforms have been updating to keep up with the demand.  Any of you who do not have a computer, call Judy and she will give you the call-in telephone number to join in on the meeting. Her number is 356-6017. 

Judy P. Walker, judy.perkins.walker@umit.maine.edu