This Sunday we’re talking about worry. There’s a lot we could worry about in our lives but the Bible is full of messages to not worry or be afraid. I thought I’d provide our congregation with a list of just 144 of those verses, so any time we’re feeling worried we can go down the list and be reminded that God has been telling us not to worry for thousands of years. Click here to download the full printable list: when you’re worried bible verses
Here is the Call to Worship I wrote for the second week of our Overwhelmed Sermon Series. This week’s focus is on being overwhelmed by worry and our scripture is Matthew 6:25-34.
The world outside worries us.
The worlds inside our homes, and our heads, and our hearts spin with anxiety.
Christ call us to the quiet center.
We come to worship and receive God’s peace.
We come to remember how to trust our Creator.
Let us worship our God who is caring for us right now.
Here is the Call to Worship I wrote for the first week of our Overwhelmed Sermon Series. This week’s focus is on being overwhelmed by expectation and our scripture is Micah 6:6-8.
God calls all of us children to rest and worship.
If God’s calling we better look our best!
And not be late!
And the kids better behave.
And don’t forget the food bank donations!
And.. and.. and..
God is calling all of us children to rest and worship.
All God asks is for us to show up, ready to receive and then to go back into the world
to do justice, show mercy, and humbly walk with God.
I also plan on showing this great video from Igniter Media for our Children’s Time:
Here is the unison prayer for illumination we’ll be using for our Overwhelmed sermon series:
God of all, open our hearts and minds to find your Truth in all places. Teach us your unforced rhythms of grace that our lives might reflect your Wisdom. With Christ as our guide we live and pray. AMEN
And here is the image I made for us to use on our bulletin covers:
Not sure what to preach on for the rest of the summer? Struggling to plan ahead? Drowning in the work of ministry? Feeling overwhelmed? Well, you’re in the right place.
I’m excited to share with you a new sermon series on feeling overwhelmed. I believe offering peace and rest is one of the great gifts The Church can provide for over-worked culture.
Download it here: Worship Plan for Overwhelmed series
I’m using this series as a lead-up to the start of school and our ‘Back to Church Sunday’. It seems like a good time to offer words of comfort and hope for those of us who feel chronically overwhelmed. I will definitely be preaching to myself for these 5 weeks!
I will be sharing prayers and a Call to Worship for each week, so stay tuned for more!
I adapted this theme from Rev. Amy Probst at Mafair UMC in Kingsport TN.
I hope this will enrich your ministry! Blessings & Peace to you!