Welcome to Advent, first Sunday of a very busy season. Hopefully you are not feeling too frazzled or stressed. If you are, I hope you have great helpers that you can ask at this point of the season for support! Maybe its time to pause and read Rev. Deborah Vaughn’s Edge of Advent Prayer or if you want to connect Barbara Bruneau’s Friday Festival has some good Advent links.
I am here drinking tea and my sermon has a main point, but not much else. I’ve read through both Rachael Keefe’s RCL post about keeping awake to hope and Marci Audi Glass’s NL post about how names have power, both in the book of Daniel and today. I love to see where the RCL and NL intersect, or where they don’t. Truthfully though, I will probably go to bed and work on it more tomorrow. I am personally more of a morning person, and do well to sleep on it.
How about you , are you more of a morning person or a night one? Is your sermon almost finished (are you one of those people who amazingly has all of Lent planned?) or are you listening closely for the Holy Spirit? Grab a chair and tell us about how your advent planning is progressing.
Katy Stenta is a solo pastor at a tiny church that is bigger on the inside in Albany, NY for over seven years. When she is not dreaming up projects and ideas, some of which creep into the church, she plays with her three boys-boys or goes and visits her husband at the library, while he works, to read.
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