While altering a National Weather Service hurricane map is . . . not cool, . . . the incident did get me thinking about how useful it could be in our ministry settings if we could, in fact, alter reality with a Sharpie. So here are some Sharpie edits you could make to enhance your ministry:

When you want to take Saturday off but don’t get your sermon finished by Friday night.

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When you need a quick addition (or two) added on to your building:

drawn building addition

When you forget the communion elements:

drawn communion

If you don’t want to buy the over-priced coffee when you go out with the women’s coffee group:coffee cup

When people aren’t contributing quite enough money:

drawn moneydrawn people in pewsWhen you want a few more people to hear the fabulous sermon you have prepared:

When you don’t have time to make anything for the potluck (because you were writing a fabulous sermon):drawn potluck

When you need a microphone (so everyone can hear your fabulous sermon):

Joanna mic

Rev. Joanna Harader serves as pastor of Peace Mennonite Church in Lawrence, Kansas, where all the Sharpies are kept safely in the administrative assistant’s office. Her blog is SpaciousFaith.com.

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One thought on “Wits-Ends-Day: Sharpie-Enhanced-Ministry Edition

  1. Sharpie Uses: On Sunday afternoon and you realized you ‘could have said…” which would have made that sermon even More Fabulous! (Imagine sharpie write-ins)


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