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My internet has been down the last few days, so this post is brought to you by my cell phone’s hotspot. Have you been a part of the internet outage across the US? I’ve tried to take advantage of my forced offline status, reading a book I got for Christmas, playing games with the family, and reading some actual paper commentaries on Matthew’s gospel to prepare for the coming season of the Narrative Lectionary.
The Narrative post from earlier in the week is here. Are you preaching Matthew’s genealogy?
The RCL post from earlier is here. Are you pondering where we’ve misplaced Jesus, as Mary and Joseph do in Luke 2?
Epiphany is around the corner. Many Revgals do some version of Star Words in their congregations. I’ve heard of a few people doing them this week. For more information, there is a blog post and resources here. If you’ve adapted the idea for your context, feel free to share that too.
Ideas for a Time with the Children? RevGal Joann Lee has been sharing pictures on Facebook during advent of nativity images from around the world, with some lovely multicultural portraits of Jesus and Mary. I’ve done a version of that as a Children’s sermon before, showing the kids images of Jesus from other countries.
I’ve got a ton of holiday baked goods that wonderful and loving church members have given me. I’m happy to share them with you. For real. Come and eat them. So many cookies in my house right now!
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Marci Auld Glass is the pastor of Southminster Presbyterian Church and lives with her husband and sons in Boise, Idaho. She is a graduate of Trinity University and Columbia Theological Seminary. She serves on the Clergy Advocacy Board of Planned Parenthood and the Mission Agency Board of the Presbyterian Church USA. Marci blogs at Glass Overflowing and is among the contributors to the RevGals book,There’s a Woman in the Pulpit (SkyLight Paths).
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