When I think of Ordinary Time, I think of green and of trees. I understand why green; I’m not sure why trees. I took this photo as I set up for worship at our late September church camp worship service in the midst of Ordinary Time. This week, we finally come to the end of the long green season, anticipating Christ the King and the end of the church year next week and Advent right after that (Yikes!). How many of us are in the midst of preparing for Advent even as we still have to preach this week?
Are you ending a stewardship season? Are you finishing an Ordinary Time series (as we are at my place)? Are you preaching the Revised Common Lectionary or the Narrative Lectionary (both with Isaiah, I think)? There are good discussions this week. Whatever you are doing, come and let us know. Bring your thoughts and your questions. What will you preach this week? What are you doing for children’s time? How do we preach and pray in a world that does not feel ordinary these days? What ordinary or extra-ordinary Word does your congregation need to hear this week? Let us listen together.
Wendy Lamb works as a commissioned pastor in a Presbyterian Church (USA) in Southern California and teaches college English classes at a local community college. She occasionally blogs at Bookgirl.
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