April 17, 2020


O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,

for his steadfast love endures forever.

O give thanks to the God of gods,

for his steadfast love endures forever.

O give thanks to the Lord of lords,

for his steadfast love endures forever

Psalm 136:1-3

In these odd days of quarantine and restricted movement, it can sometimes be challenging to remember that God is with us.  The beaches are closed; Onset’s fireworks have been cancelled; who knows what summer will bring us or when we can be together again.  It’s then that the refrain from Psalm 136 is really helpful:  “O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.”

The psalm goes on for twenty-six couplets, each reciting something God has done and ending with “for his steadfast love endures forever.”

We are never alone.  God is always with us, for God’s steadfast love endures forever.

I hope and pray that you are doing well.  If you’d like to talk, give me a call at 774-218-0738.  I’d love to hear how things are going for you.

May God continue to bless you richly,

Pastor Virginia

As you know, our Thrift Shop is closed, and we are losing that income.  If you could send in additional money this month, we’d really appreciate it.  All our staff is still on the payroll, we still have utility bills.  Your gifts make it possible for us to continue.  Checks may be mailed to the church at 5 Gibbs Avenue, Wareham MA  02571.

NEED SHOPPING HELP?  Nancy MacNeill reports that her two granddaughters are offering to do shopping for anyone who can’t get out.  Just contact Nancy at 508-280-3716 or <nlmacneill@comcast.net


Want to add a concern or joy to the list?  Email me at pastorchild02914@gmail.com

  • from Oonagh Brault: Please add my friend Lindsay to the prayer list.  She has just been diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • from Oonagh Brault: my sister-in-law, Kathy, and her father, Jim, to the prayer list. Jim was diagnosed with covid 19. He is now on hospice care. Kathy is suffering because she cannot be with her father during this trying time.
  • from Elaine Johnson: (Elaine reports Janice is better, but still needs our prayers) Please add my sister Janice to the prayer list. She fell and has a small brain bleed and concussion and severed her ear which needed to be stitched back into place. She is home recovering.
  • Prayers for all who work in the medical field as they deal with this crisis.
  • from Nancy MacNeill, prayers for her cousin Pam Bergeron
  • from Lydia Sherman: Please add Carrie Andrews to the prayer list. She’s the cousin to my nephew Christopher’s wife… She currently is on life-support and is only in her 30’s.






Author: tobelieveistocare

I am an interim pastor in the United Church of Christ, having served as a settled pastor for over thirty years. I play classical mandolin and share my home with a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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