Sunday Moments

March 22, 2020

THY WORD

Refrain: Thy word is a lamp unto my feet;
And a light unto my path. (2x)


1. When I feel afraid, think I've lost my way
Still you're there right beside me.
And nothing will I fear, as long as you are near.
Please be near me to the end. Refrain

2. I will not forget your love for me and yet,
My heart forever is wandering.
Jesus be my guide, and hold me to your side.
And I will love you to the end. Refrain
Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith © 1984 Meadowgreen Music (ASCAP) (a div. of EMI Christian Music Publishing) / Bug And Bear Music (ASCAP) Exc. Admin. by LCS Music Group, Inc. CCLI No. 383771

Prayer of the Day*

Bend your ear to our prayers, Lord Christ, and come among us. By your gracious life and death for us, bring light into the darkness of our hearts, and anoint us with your Spirit, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

PSALM 23


The Lord is my shepherd;
  I shall not be in want.
The Lord makes me lie down in green pastures
and leads me beside still waters.

You restore my soul, O Lord,
  and guide me along right pathways for your name’s sake.
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil;
  for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
  you anoint my head with oil, and my cup is running over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. 

Thought for the Day

by: Judy Smith, Family & Adult Director


A popular song for many years at Calumet has been Thy Word by Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith. Whenever we sing this song, no matter what season, I am comforted by the chorus from Psalm 119:105, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” Often at Calumet, campers and staff are walking around at night…in the dark, sometimes on ice and snow….and on paths that may or may not be familiar. When I first came on staff many years ago I was always confused by the many paths on Resident Camp. But I would sing this chorus and use my old fashioned flashlight along the way, and somehow I always made it back to my trailer at Family Camp!

The two verses in the song Thy Word have often reminded me of Psalm 23. God is our shepherd and Jesus is our guide. We may be lost but we will be found. And we will be comforted. God has never left our side. Never. During these uncertain times, God is here with us, making us feel secure. Even prodding us like a shepherd’s crook to keep us from straying.

I especially like Eugene Peterson’s paraphrase of verse 3, “You let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction.” These months we all need to catch our breath. We need to pause and remember we are not alone even though the path may look dark. Remember, the Lord is our shepherd.

Here is a breath prayer to try out this week
from our 2017 summer curriculum, The Water of Life:

Breath in as you say, “I have called you by name.”

Breath out as you say, “You are mine.”


Use this prayer anytime. This “breath prayer”
reminds us that God is always with us.

As we close take a look at a Eugene Peterson’s
paraphrase of Psalm 23 from The Message:

God, my shepherd!
    I don’t need a thing.
You have bedded me down in lush meadows,
    you find me quiet pools to drink from.
True to your word,
    you let me catch my breath
    and send me in the right direction.
Even when the way goes through
    Death Valley,
I’m not afraid
    when you walk at my side.
Your trusty shepherd’s crook
    makes me feel secure.
You serve me a six-course dinner
    right in front of my enemies.
You revive my drooping head;
    my cup brims with blessing.
Your beauty and love chase after me
    every day of my life.
I’m back home in the house of God
    for the rest of my life.
The Message (MSG) © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson

Benediction**

Fear no evil, for God is with you. The Lord is your shepherd. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life. And you shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever!

The almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever. Amen.
*From sundaysandseasons.com.
©2020 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies
Annual License #SAS006505.
**The Water of Life Outdoor Ministries Curriculum ©2016 Lutheran Outdoor Ministries. Used with permission.

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