Friday, March 21, 2008

Good Friday Five

The Typist here; this Friday Five isn't really up Cub's alley, so I'm playing it solo.
From RevHRod over at RevGalBlogPals:

  1. Our prayer concerns are as varied as we are this day. For whom would you like us to pray?
    Continued prayers for Cub, as we have her checkup at the vet in an hour. Her Aunt Cathy of marvelous dogsitting fame is coming, too, because while Cub will be just fine, I'm not so sure about me. So, I guess that means prayers for me, too. And prayers for all who are struggling with depression and related problems, as I'm always becoming aware of more people dealing with such.
  2. Are there things you have done or will do today to help the young ones understand this important day in our lives?
    Don't have any young ones myself, but it was cool watching the youngest worshiper at last night's Maundy Thursday service being guided through the song lyrics by her mom, especially "Were You There (when they crucified my Lord)."
  3. Music plays an important part in sharing the story of this day. Is there a hymn or piece of music that you have found particularly meaningful to your celebrations of Good Friday?
    "What Wondrous Love Is This" has long been a song I lean on this time of year.
  4. As you hear the passion narrative, is there a character that you particularly resonate with?
    Peter, and his denial of Jesus after his insistence that such a thing could never happen.
  5. Where have you seen the gracious God of love at work lately?
    In a fellow church member who is answering a calling to begin an adult special needs ministry, and in watching her establish a connection with a visiting family in need of that ministry last night after worship.

17 comments:

Mrs. M said...

Beautiful hymn choice. And prayers for you, for the Cub. Certainly prayer for those struggling with depression (my mother among them).

RevHRod said...

Thank you for your post. I hope that all goes well today for Cub and for you.

Sally said...

Love that Hymn- prayers for Cub.

RevAnne said...

Congrats on being #1...it's fun, isn't it?
Prayers for you and the Alpha, and especially for Cub.

LawAndGospel said...

Prayers for you and for Cub. A beautiful hymn choice. My favorite rendition was an anthem on this tune written by a man with ALS
(Lou Gehrig's disease). Knowing his story gave it new meaning.

Kievas said...

Prayers for Cub, and you.

zorra said...

Ongoing prayers for you and Cub.

Mary Beth said...

The poor Cub! the poor Typist!

blessings.

Wyldth1ng said...

Prayers for Cub.

DogBlogger said...

Thanks, everyone. Good visit at the vet. Didn't get immediate test results, but *did* get verification that she's looking really good, and even if we get frightening numbers from the test, we should still focus on the playful, happy dog for actual evidence of how she's doing.

Auntie Knickers said...

Glad to hear better news from Cub's vet visit. I like your hymn choice too and it was interesting to hear LawandGospel's comment given my prayer requests. I'll join you in the prayer for those with depression, too.

Rev Scott said...

That's a powerful hymn - one of the ones that most poignantly speaks to me, too.

Sue said...

Continued prayers for Cub and for you that more good news is forthcoming.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

what wondrous love indeed... oh my soul, oh my soul... yeah good stuff!

John said...

As you hear the passion narrative, is there a character that you particularly resonate with?

Pilate, for this desire to stay neutral, but inability to do so. We must choose.

jnors said...

The youngest in the service is overjoyed at the blog mention and is also in prayer for Cub Poppy.

Were You There is one of her favorite hymns....

Now that she is a full-fledged reader, services have much more meaning and accessibility for her. I never really thought about not reading as a detriment to worship, because I don't remember that experience, myself.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I am still praying for Cub. I love your #1