Many of you are home or mostly home and none of us really knows when this will change. That’s not easy and not like anything we have experienced in our life times before. In every crisis, I have found that God often speaks to me and others in ways we either weren’t listening to before or just couldn’t hear. I invite all of us to not only simplify our physical lives, but to also simplify our spiritual lives and practices as we slow down a bit. Spend some extra time listening for God and responding in whatever ways you are led.

A Celtic prayer below, has quieted my soul and drawn me to Christ. It is one I sometimes pray pointing to the specific areas. There is something about moving my body and my heart together that help to focus me. It strengthens my realization that Christ is always with me, I just need to open my eyes and my heart. If you find yourself getting anxious, take a breath and pray this or another prayer. I also encourage you to be in touch with others in the congregation as well as friends and family too. Give them a call. Send a note. Watch our worship online and pray, sing and take communion at home. Access to these are on our website at www.longviewchapelcc.org. Call me if you need help getting to the right spot.

Our Board meets Wednesday night and on Thursday we will be sending out an email to our list to update you on how we will share ministry together within our new limits. We will follow up with those we know have no email as well. Together we can grow spiritually through this time and we can help others to grow too.

Please let me know if you need assistance of some kind. We will work together to do what we can to help you.

I invite you to stop, take a moment and pray this prayer with me:

Christ with me,

Christ before me,

Christ behind me,

Christ in me,

Christ beneath me,

Christ above me,

Christ on my right,

Christ on my left,

Christ when I lie down,

Christ when I sit down,

Christ when I arise,

Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,

Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,

Christ in every eye that sees me,

Christ in every ear that hears me.


Pastor Donna 😉




Home Opportunities for the week of March 15, 2020

  • In what ways do you connect with the woman at the well? What kind of conversation does Jesus want to have with you?
  • Read and pray over 2 or more studies in our Lenten devotional booklet.
  • Read next week’s scripture: John 9:1-12.



Scripture for Sunday, March 22, 2020:

John 9:1-12