The fifth Sunday after the Epiphany is here. Ash Wednesday and Lent are a mere few weeks away – I am thick in the middle of preparing for what comes next – always living one or two seasons beyond the one we are currently “in.”
Such is the life of a Pastor and preacher. And so, with all the work I have been doing in preparation for Lent I have barely looked at the readings for this week. A classic case of not seeing the forest for the trees. But here I am, Saturday. (BTW, wasn’t it just Saturday?)…
Anyway, here we are…so, are you like me, wondering not only what the texts are, but (YIKES)what you are going to say about them? Or, are you well on your way to having a sermon written? Or do you have a title and some working ideas but not much more? Or are you responsible for the Children’s time but not sure what to do to convey the meaning of these readings for the kids? Or do you have the week off? Or are you working as a supply clergy or at a neutral pulpit?
Regardless of the specifics of your circumstances and the reality in which you will preach tomorrow, we are here. WE ARE HERE. to help you. to support you. to read your sermon and offer feedback. to feed you in body, mind, and spirit…(best as we are able)….(I have some delicious coffee, lots and lots of choices for tea, some homemade yogurt…and later I will probably make some cookies). So, pull up a chair, join us for some conversation and sharing…here, let me get you a mug – would you like some tea or coffee?