Everyone needs compassion,
Love that's never failing, let mercy fall on me.
Everyone needs forgiveness,
the kindness of a Savior, the hope of nations.
Savior, he can move the mountains.
My God is mighty to save, he is mighty to save.
Forever, author of salvation,
he rose and conquered the grave,
Jesus conquered the grave.
So take me as you find me,
all my fears and failures, fill my life again.
I give my life to follow,
everything I believe in, now I surrender.
Shine your light and let the whole world see,
We're singing for the glory of the risen King. (2X)
Almighty and eternal God, the strength of those who believe and the hope of those who
doubt, may we, who have not seen, have faith in you and receive the fullness of Christ’s
blessing, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house
where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Judeans, Jesus came and stood
among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his
hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to
them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he
had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you
forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are
But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when
Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to
them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of
the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.”
A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them.
Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be
with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out
your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” Thomas said to Jesus, “My
Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me?
Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”
30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written
in this book. But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the
Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.
Thought for the Day
Our song of the day, Doubting Thomas, sums up how many of us are feeling these days.
We are behind locked doors like the disciples…we are physically isolated from our
extended family, our work, and our play. We may be afraid. We are trying our best to
cope with a changing world. The songwriter expresses his honest feelings, asking God
for patience, asking God for forgiveness. He admits he may not feel safe. We too may
not feel very safe during this pandemic.
But we know that despite our doubts and our anxieties, Christ comes. As we heard and
sang in the gathering song, Mighty to Save, God shows up. God accepts us with all our
fears and failures. We see who God really is through Jesus, from whom we receive
compassion and forgiveness. Jesus rose and conquered the grave just as he said he
would. Alleluia! Christ is risen!!!
And like the women in last week’s gospel reading, we are called to share the good news
of the glory of the risen King. Mighty to Save asks us to shine Christ’s light. Christ’s light
shines through an old fashioned letter in the mail, a phone call to check on a neighbor or
loved one, groceries dropped off on a friend’s porch, or leading worship on line for your
faith community. Maybe you have a stuffed animal in your window for neighborhood
kids to see as they walk by with their families or you have drawn inspirational quotes on
your driveway or sidewalk with colorful chalk to share the light of Christ. Perhaps you
are shining Christ’s light through homemade facemasks or sorting food in a food pantry.
Maybe you are sharing Christ’s light as medical staff, caregivers or first responders. Here
is some good news…the light of Christ is breaking in…to our homes, our communities
and the world.
We know it is tough these days but through the grace and love of God we have hope.
We pray, we worship, we cook, we wash many dishes, we sing, we laugh, we text, we
wash our hands, we doubt and we cry…but we are not alone. You are not alone.
Christ comes even in the messiness of life. Christ has risen indeed! Alleluia!
May Christ’s peace be with you all.
Judy Smith, Director of Adult and Family Programs
Song of the Day
Sung by Anderson & Rich Carroll
What will be left when I've drawn my last breath?
Besides the folks I've met and the folks who've known me,
Will I discover a soul-saving love
Or just the dirt above and below me?
I'm a doubting Thomas.
I took a promise.
But I do not feel safe,
Oh me of little faith.
Sometimes I pray for a slap in the face.
Then I beg to be spared cause I'm a coward.
If there's a master of death
I bet he's holding his breath
As I show the blind and tell the deaf about his power.
I'm a doubting Thomas.
I can't keep my promises.
Cause I don't know what's safe
Oh me of little faith.
Can I be used to help others find truth?
When I'm scared I'll find proof that it's a lie.
Can I be led down a trail dropping bread crumbs
That prove I'm not ready to die?
Please give me time to decipher the signs.
Please forgive me for time that I've wasted.
I'm a doubting Thomas.
I'll take your promise.
Though I know nothing’s safe
Oh me of little faith.
Praying in our homes while gathered together in the Spirit of Christ,
we ask God to bestow peace upon a needy world.
A brief silence.
Faithful God, we pray for the church around the world. Enter into our countless
separate houses with your gift of peace. Guard the health of our bishops, pastors,
deacons, teachers, and musicians. As Christians around the globe are united in their
suffering through the coronavirus, so unite us also in the hope of life in the Risen Christ.
A brief silence. Protect the church, O God, for we take refuge in you.
Creating God, we pray for the earth that you have given into our care. As human society
is quieted by sickness, give your plants and animals, lands and seas, a time to renew and
replenish themselves. Nurture the fields that will supply our food.
A brief silence. Protect the earth, O God, for we take refuge in you.
Righteous God, we pray for the nations. Give peace to our troubled world.
Bless the efforts of the United Nations and the World Health Organization.
Strengthen democracies. Bring an end to violence between nations, across borders,
within countries, between gangs, and inside homes. Uphold the governors of our land.
Bless our country with integrity in government, attention to the needy, persistence in
facing the pandemic, and wisdom in proceeding into an unknown future.
A brief silence. Protect the nations, O God, for we take refuge in you.
Compassionate God, we pray for all in any need. Comfort the bereaved.
Accompany the sick, especially the multitude who have contracted the coronavirus,
and those we remember in our hearts. Visit the homes of all who are isolated,
and hold the lonely and fearful in your arms. Grant your peace to the millions of
unemployed; give them food for today and hope for tomorrow. Help us find a home for
refugees. Support medical care workers in their endless and sometimes fruitless tasks of
attending to the pandemic patients. Provide needed medical supplies for hospitals.
A brief silence. Protect the needy, O God, for we take refuge in you.
Gracious God, we pray for children and youth. Shelter them from all sickness.
Keep homebound children safe from hunger and abuse. Nurture teenagers with a vision
of life beyond this pandemic. Give them assurance as they are separated physically from
friends and mentors. Give to all children and youth forbearance beyond their years.
A brief silence. Protect children and youth, O God, for we take refuge in you.
Loving God, we pray for ourselves. Renew our spirits with the living hope of Christ’s
resurrection, and hear also the private petitions of our hearts.
A longer period of silence. Protect us, O God, for we take refuge in you.
Eternal God, we praise you for the lives of all who have died in the faith and those we
name here before you. Sustained by the promise of healing and resurrection, free us
from the fear of death, and bring us at our end with all the saints into the joy of your
A brief silence. Protect your people, O God, for we take refuge in you.
With bold confidence in your peace which passes human understanding,
we offer these prayers in the name of Jesus Christ, our Risen Lord, now and forever. Amen.
The blessing of the living God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
surround and sustain you,
keep you from harm,
and fill you with courage. Amen.
Christ is risen, just as he said.
Go in peace. Share the good news. Alleluia! Thanks be to God. Alleluia!
Adopted by the Calumet Board of Directors October 12, 2006
Calumet's primary responsibility is for the safety and security of our campers . To help meet that responsibility, Calumet has adopted certain policies governing the collection and use of personal information.
This document describes how Calumet handles the personal information we learn about you when you contact us by mail, phone, email, or when you access our web site. Any personally identifying information you provide is voluntary. We use it for program registration, to fulfill requests you make, or to assist us in carrying out our mission.
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In some cases, a third party may be contracted by us to provide a specific service. We will only disclose as much personal information as necessary. For example, when we use the mailing service of our printer to send a Calumet newsletter, we will share only the information necessary for delivery of the newsletter. Any third party with which Calumet shares information has agreed to maintain the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the information.
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From time to time, Calumet takes photographs and video (film and digital) of campers and retreat groups during their participation in Calumet programs. These photographs and video may be used by Calumet in promotional materials.
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