REV. CINDY BOWMAN
Scripture
Psalm 143

Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplication in your faithfulness; answer me in your righteousness.
Do not enter into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you.
For the enemy has pursued me, crushing my life to the ground, making me sit in darkness like those long dead.
Therefore my spirit faints within me; my heart within me is appalled.
I remember the days of old, I think about all your deeds, I meditate on the works of your hands.
I stretch out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land.
Answer me quickly, O Lord; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me, or I shall be like those who go down to the Pit.
Let me hear of your steadfast love in the morning, for in you I put my trust. Teach me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.
Save me, O Lord, from my enemies I have fled to you for refuge.
Teach me to do your will, for you are my God.
Let your good spirit lead me on a level path.
For your name’s sake, O Lord, preserve my life. in your steadfast love cut off my enemies, and destroy all my adversaries, for I am your servant.
Reflection
Closing Prayer
Dear God,
We come to you today with all our fears and faults knowing that you know them even before we speak. Our hearts are heavy and our minds are so pre-occupied with all that is going on around us. Help us to turn to you for refuge and strength, knowing you are present. Remind us of your presence in the past and assurance of your steadfast love for today and in the days to come.  We know we are your children, so strengthen us we pray. Amen.

-Rev. Cindy Bowman
C.O.W. for April 1, 2020
The Faith Formation Commission has put together all the facets of C.O.W. (Church on Wednesday) for you to use at home. Please check your email later today for a message that will help you and your children prepare for Palm Sunday and Holy Week.

You will be provided with:
  • The Scripture reading for Palm Sunday
  • Ideas to discuss with your child(ren)
  • A Palm Sunday Craft
  • A Holy Week Craft
  • A fun recipe from Chez Jeanmarie

See you this afternoon!
Updates
Below you will be able to download a dove with an olive branch – the sign for peace in troubled times. Please print out the page, cut out the dove, color it, paint it, glitter it, or leave it plain and put it in your front window. Print out multiple copies and put them in multiple windows! When people walk or drive past your house, they can wave or honk so that you know you are not alone!! 

-The Faith Formation Commission
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