A NEW HEART FOR A NEW YEAR
a series of conversations and study
based on Celtic wisdom
In the fall of 2020, Lead Pastor Rev. David Emery shared a Celtic prayer with the congregation, as his Tuesday e-news pastoral note. The prayer begins
Lord of my heart, give me vision to inspire me…
From there, the ancient pray-er offers petitions (‘give me’) and persuasions (‘save me from’) that have come back again and again as we have moved through the winter months in and into a new year, still facing the challenges of life in pandemic, national turmoil, and day to day personal challenges and concerns. Such is the character of wisdom: it endures.
Rev. Emery and a few colleagues began a conversation – How can we speak into the needs of the moment and offer guidance and inspiration to our people? That prayerful desire led to a theme – A New Heart for A New Year – January sermons in five different pulpits (Oklahoma, Illinois, Colorado, and two in Kentucky), and THIS study series: five interviews and discussion guides, on the themes of that Celtic prayer: vision, light, wisdom, courage, trust. We hope you’ll take time – maybe once a week? – to move through this 5-part series. Watch, read, discuss, journal. Perhaps alone, or with your spouse or family, with a friend or two online, or as you can safely gather in person. However you create the space to explore these insights, we know you’ll enjoy meeting these conversation partners, and will learn so much from their candid and bold leadership.
Find each video & discussion guide below,
and on our YouTube channel (under playlists).
COMPLETE DISCUSSION GUIDE
(introduction; full text of Celtic prayer; all discussion guides; interview bios)
Session 1 : give me VISION to inspire me
Session 2 : give me LIGHT to guide me
Session 3 : give me WISDOM to direct me
Session 4 : give me COURAGE to strengthen me
Session 5 : give me TRUST to console me