With All Your Heart Worship Series: MAKING A NEW THING
Fifth Sunday in Lent — April 7, 2019
Planning for this Series
This week, as you consider the visual elements of worship, reread the Isaiah passage. Isaiah writes of the promise of new things from the Lord, a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert, all so that people might praise the Lord. What new things have sprung up in your church and community? What ministries or nonprofits act as wellsprings in the desert? In Nashville, I think of the many ministries like Room in the Inn, Open Table Nashville, or Thistle Farms. I might drape woven blankets or scarves made by women in South America or Africa, and light candles from Thistle Farms that were made by women survivors of sex trafficking. In your bulletin, highlight these pieces and tell their stories. If you take a Communion offering, consider designating it for these ministries. Visually represent the new work of God in your community.