Prayer for a Presidential Election Year

God of justice and compassion, God of Republicans and Democrats and Independents, God of the poor and the 1% and the middle class, in the heat of this election year we pray for our nation, our churches, and ourselves. In the midst of meanness and deception, may our words be kind and true. In the…

Call to Worship for Lent 4B

I thought I posted this yesterday, but apparently it disappeared into cyberspace. Here’s the call to worship we’ll be using this week, which draws on Numbers 21:4-9 and John 3:14-21.  The chorus is from the psalm. Call to Worship When we are lost in the wilderness, God’s steadfast love endures forever. When we complain about…