I know, I know, as Marci Auld Glass says, we welcome “the relentless return of Sunday!”
What are your plans for worship and preaching this Sunday? Are you following the RCL, where Jesus is presented in the temple? Don’t miss RevGal Rachael Keefe’s wonderfully detailed conversation on all of the RCL readings for this week found here. Or, are you working with the Narrative Lectionary and the story of John the baptizer? Marci Auld Glass asks some provocative questions in her commentary found here. My favorite is, “How does the story of John the Baptizer look in the season of Christmas, rather than the season of Advent when we often encounter him?” How, indeed?
Besides the lectionary options, it is also the eve of the New Year. Will you craft a different worship experience around endings and beginnings? Or observe Epiphany early? Or explore ways to use Star Words? There are also great ideas on Star Words in our Facebook Group in the files or here.
Whatever you are working on, we are here for each other. Please share your ideas and sermon topics, children’s sermons, eggnog recipes, New Year’s Eve traditions and more in the comments and let’s keep each other company as we prepare for the “relentless return of Sunday.”
Rev. Karla Miller is Minister for Community Life at the Old North Church UCC in Marblehead, MA. She is a contributor to the RevGal’s amazing book, “There’s a Woman in the Pulpit” .
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