How is your summer worship? Are you in a place where visitors join you for summer services? Or do most of your congregation go out of town? Or both? I recently spoke to a minister whose congregation trebles in the summer and the membership is involved in lots of extra mid week activity to welcome tourists. That sounds like hard work to me just in the season when I’d be expecting to take things a bit slower. And yet – hospitality seems important – as does sowing seeds even when folks are only passing through…
So, where is you’re preaching taking you this summer – are you taking the opportunity to go with a series, deal with folks requests, focussing on all age, or something else?
There are some good pointers for the RCL mentioned in our Tuesday Lectionary blog post here
I look forward to hearing your ideas and perhaps using them another summer as well as sharing in your struggle as, together, we keep on confronting and wrestling with the texts in all our different contexts.
Liz Crumlish is a Church of Scotland Minister currently working on a National Renewal Project in Scotland. A Board Member of RevGalBlogPals, instigator of Spill the Beans and contributor to There’s a Woman in the Pulpit, Liz blogs at journalling
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