While many of the Revgals are cruising, I welcome you to this weekend’s 11th Hour preacher party! I am happy to be hosting you from a sunny spot in Texas today, providing coffee, tea and conversation. And partying!
There is plenty to chew on in the lessons, both in the Narrative and Revised Common Lectionary. I couldn’t help noticing that both gospels feature Jesus returning to his hometown, to less than stellar reviews. Jesus goes home to preach, and explosions ensue. So that is one thing I have been musing about, as I serve so far from my own hometown these days.
But there are plenty more Epiphany themes to consider, more ways the light shines: In Jeremiah’s call, in the love that never ends, in the persistence of God.
And then there is the fact that Lent is only a week and a half away. Have you done anything special during this short season-after-the-Epiphany? I am excited that I will have a baptism next weekend, which seems like a very nice way to close the season.
I’m interested in your sermon successes and struggles, your children’s messages (really, I could use some ideas), your creative calls to worship, and all of the party fix ins’ you can muster.
Come and pull up a chair! Let this place be your home-away-from-home today.