Theological Statement on Returning to In-Person Worship

From the Reentry Committee These are unique times. We remain steadfast as an intentional, worshipping community. We re-avow in Christian love our commitment to care for others as we would ourselves (Mt 10:1; Mt 22:39; Mk 12:31).  In Hebrews 10:24-25 Paul says, “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and … Continue reading Theological Statement on Returning to In-Person Worship

Lectionary Scriptures: July 2020

5th: Pentecost 5 (Communion) | Green/Teal Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 Psalms 45:10-17 Romans 7:15-25a Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 12th: Pentecost 6 | Green/Teal Genesis 25:19-34 Psalms 119:105-112 Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 19th: Pentecost 7 | Green/Teal Genesis 28:10-19a Psalms 139:1-12, 23-24 Romans 8:112-25 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 26th: Pentecost 8 | Green/Teal Genesis 28:10-19a Psalms 139:1-12, … Continue reading Lectionary Scriptures: July 2020

Lectionary Scriptures: June 2020

7th: TRINITY SUNDAY (Communion) | White Genesis 1:1-2a Psalms 8 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20 14th: Pentecost 2 | Green/Teal Genesis 18:1-15 Psalms 116:1-2, 12-19 Romans 5:1-8 Matthew 9:35-10:8 21st: Pentecost 3 | Green/Teal Genesis 21:8-21 Psalms 86:1-10, 16-17 Romans 6:1b-11 Matthew 10:24-39 28th: Pentecost 4 | Green/Teal Genesis 22:1-14 Psalms 13 Romans 6:12-23 Matthew 10:40-42

Lectionary Scriptures: May 2020

10th: EASTERTIDE | White/Gold/YellowActs 7:55-60Psalms 31:1-5, 15-161 Peter 2:2-10John 14:1-1417th: EASTERTIDE | White/Gold/Yellow Acts 17:22-31Psalms 66:8-201 Peter 3:13-22John 14:15-21 21st: Thurs. The Ascension | White Acts 1:1-14Psalms 47Ephesians 1:15-23Luke 24:44-53 24th: EASTERTIDE | White/Gold/Yellow Acts 17:22-31Psalms 66:8-201 Peter 3:13-22John 14:15-21 31th: PENTECOST | Red Acts 2:1-21Psalms 104:24-34, 35b1 Corinthians 12:32b-13John 7:37-39

What’s Chellie Reading: May 2020

Piloting Church: Helping Your Congregation Take Flight by Cameron TrimblePublished © 2019 by Saint Louis: Chalice PressISBN13: 978-0-827-23169-6 Unsheltered by Barbara KingsolverPublished © October 19, 2018 by HarperCollins ISBN13: 978-0-062-68456-1 (hardcover)ISBN: 0062684566 Christ in Crisis: Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus by Rev. Jim WallisPublished © 2019 by San Francisco: HarperOneISBN13:978-0-062-91476-7 (hardcover)ISBN13: 978-0-062-91477-4(softcover)

Part of the Family: April 22, 2020

DOINGS & GOINGS ON: I continue to attend weekly meetings and trainings on Worship, Funeral, Weddings COVID19 protocols. The best news here is that Maine is doing an incredible job of “social distancing” and that the exposure rate remains relatively low. This is encouraging but we need to remain vigilant and cautious. Just think of … Continue reading Part of the Family: April 22, 2020

Together in Christ: April 2020

A letter from Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar Dear Beloved in Christ: Greetings in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! I am writing this letter on the 5th Sunday of Lent, with the lectionary focus on the death of Lazarus (John 11:1-45). In raising Lazarus from the dead, Jesus not only demonstrates his deep comfort to … Continue reading Together in Christ: April 2020

Part of the Family Update: March 2020

Hello members of God’s Beloved Family! I sure do miss all of you as I’m sure you are missing each other!   How different our patterns of life have become. Routines are not so routine. “We’ve always done it this way,” no longer applies to just about everything – from handwashing to spontaneous trips to the … Continue reading Part of the Family Update: March 2020