This weekend marks the start of my church’s annual holiday club, called Mayhem. It’s aptly named, as we will run around like crazy people for twelve hours a day for the next nine days, hoping that children, young people, adults, and volunteers will experience God in a new way. This year we have written a curriculum about learning to be God’s superheroes, by learning the stories of people like Moses and Miriam, Ruth, Esther, the disciples, and Jesus.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, this week in my ongoing summer sermon series on Spiritual Gifts, I’ll be talking about the gifts of Teaching and Evangelism!
How about you? Are you in the midst of a series? Are you following the RCL and enjoying some time in my favourite chapter of Hosea, or pondering storing up treasures in barns? Are you partying in Hebrews with the NL? Or trying to fit something to an event in the community?
Whatever your preaching task might be for this week, you are welcome here. Pull up a chair, grab some virtual snacks (I’ve got ice cream bars, to combat the crazy heat we’re experiencing just now in the west of Scotland!), and share your ideas, struggles, seeds, turns of phrase you’re still working on, inspirations, questions, or procrastination techniques. We’re ready to party, homiletical-style!
Teri Peterson is a minister in the Church of Scotland. She lives along the beautiful Firth of Clyde, where it’s surprisingly warm and sunny and she is very grateful to the church member who owns a corner shop that sells Magnum Bars, as they might be the only way to stay sane during the coming week. She is co-author of Who’s Got Time: spirituality for a busy generation, a board member of RevGalBlogPals, and a contributor to There’s A Woman in the Pulpit.
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