Welcome to the Advent 4 Preacher Party! We are up to our clergy collars in living nativities, carol sings, Christmas Eve tweaking, and next-few-weeks’-sermons peeking.
How are you doing?
I wish for you a good-natured Governing Board (of whatever kind), an out-of-town trip for your chief church antagonist, and a few days free of pastoral care emergencies. Be cheered by the promise — soon and very soon — of couch naps, a massage, chocolate, &/or whatever else says self-care to you.
Meanwhile, there’s yet a purple candle to light and a corresponding sermon to write.
How are you doing? (repetition intentional)
I’m so glad you stopped by the party today. Please introduce yourself if you are a first-timer. Feel free to offer Christmas goodies and words of encouragement for the weary among us. We love humor and snacks and ideas for children’s worship. Whatever you have to offer, your gift is welcome.
Let’s party like Christmas is nigh!