Overwhelmed Series Prayer for Illumination

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:

overwhelmed cover

Happy planning!


Call to Worship for New Years Day

The Call adapted from Psalm 8 in The Message
God, brilliant Lord,
   yours is a household name.
Nursing infants gurgle choruses about you;
   toddlers shout songs that drown out enemy talk 
   and silence atheist babble.
I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous, your handmade sky-jewelry,
Moon and stars mounted in their settings.
    Then I look at my micro-self and wonder, Why do you bother with us?
Why take a second look our way? Yet we’ve so narrowly missed being gods, bright with Eden’s dawn light.
   You put us in charge of your handcrafted world,
repeated to us your Genesis-charge, Made us lords of sheep and cattle, even animals out in the wild, Birds flying and fish swimming, whales singing in the ocean deeps.
   God, brilliant Lord, your name echoes around the world.