Words for Worship

Is Jesus speaking as one with authority, or is he challenging Sabbath practices? Or are you somewhere else entirely. Wherever you are, at whatever stage you are in preparation, you are welcome to use/adapt these words from the RevGalBlogPals community for worship or personal devotion time. If you use them in printed materials, please note… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Are we the Pharisees? (Luke 6:1-16)

This week, in the Narrative Lectionary, we encounter the conflict between Jesus and the Pharisees for the first time. This conflict has been brewing for a while (see chapter 5), but it escalates here with the discussion over what can, and cannot, be done on the Sabbath day. As a preacher it may be tempting… Read More

Monday Prayer

“Lo, the apostolic train join, thy sacred name to hallow, prophets swell the glad the refrain, and the white robed martyrs follow; and from dawn till set of sun, through the Church, the song goes on.” Gild our hearts, paint our souls, beribbon our prayers as they make their way to you. Give our songs… Read More

Saturday Prayer

Lord, this has been an unusual weekAnd the oddness continuesWith posts vanishing into the etherEven though I know they were writtenAnd Bernie in his mittensAppearing in the strangest placesAnd Twitter and FacebookMaking unexpected changes But through it allOne thing is constantOne thing never changesAnd for that I am gratefulFor your love I am gratefulFor your… Read More

Ask the Matriarch: Keeping Zoom Gatherings Populated

As we approach a year of living with COVID, how do we pastors evaluate the effectiveness of remote church gatherings? How do we understand attendance numbers? This pastor wants to know how to keep parishioners participating. Dear Matriarchs,  This past week, I have been contemplating many things. One thing has been the question many have… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Calling All Disciples

Here we are in Ordinary Time or Weeks after the Epiphany. Being in the US, today was rather extraordinary as a new President and Vice President have been sworn in. I am filled with emotion. And sermons still need to be preached. Disciples are being called. What will your call be? In the Narrative Lectionary… Read More