Here we are, and it seems like just a few days after the last time we needed a sermon. The second Sunday of Easter is one of the trickier days in the calendar. The lectionaries bring us Thomas in the gospels (RCL post here, and NL post here)—Thomas, who gets a bad rap, in my opinion. Some of us will be beginning a sermon series. Some of us will be Associate Pastors preaching for the first (or only) time. Some will have a “low Sunday”…others will find return visitors in the pews, hoping for a repeat of last week’s excitement. All of us will be looking for ways to facilitate an encounter with the living Christ, for whoever might turn up.
So…what are you thinking about this weekend? What direction are you taking? What are you looking forward to, hoping for?
Personally, I’m beginning a series on my own favourite texts, because I’m brand new in this congregation and it seems like a fun way for them to get to know me, and to encourage them to think about what they find meaningful in scripture.
I have a huge stash of Lemonades (maybe the best Girl Scout cookie, because they taste like summer!) that a friend brought over, and an enormous pot of potato-corn chowder to warm you up…pull up a chair, grab some sustenance, and let’s find out what the Holy Spirit has to say this time! 😉