May this bring extra comfort…

Christian Playbook postings will likely be more frequent during the COVID-19 pandemic, sharing music, perspective, prayer and humor. May they bring extra comfort…

HUMOR: Groucho Marx trades jokes/humor with Rev. James Witcomb Brougher on You Bet Your Life  (link HERE)

MUSIC FOR THE DAY: Maybe the Italians are onto something HERE? Singing from balconies is a great idea!

PERSPECTIVE: Benjamin Pratt gives us wonderful perspective of a 17th Century saint in the article “Faith in a Pandemic: ‘Now thank we all our God.’ ” (article HERE.)  We read of Martin Rinkart, a German Lutheran clergyman and author of hymns who endured much over a lifetime. The song “Now Thank We All Our God” is HERE. At the end of the article are these prayerful words that resonate:

“… May we remember those who will lose work and have no monetary cushion. When we cannot embrace our loved ones, let us seek new ways to be the a loving embrace of God to our neighbors. Amen”

Enjoy the day, filled with the Spirit!


  • For People Critically Ill, or Facing Great Uncertainty – from ANZPB (bottom of first page shown HERE)
  • Lenten Prayer by Rev. Dr. LP Jones: opportunities to read or listen

Lectionary Texts for Sunday, March 22, 2020:

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