It’s Trinity Sunday this week (1+1+1=1, anybody?).
There’s a lot going on in the world.
What are you doing to draw people into worship, prayer, and faithful action this week? Is your service online? outdoors? some other way? Will you be following the lectionary, starting a series, addressing something particular?
Whatever plans are forming, or are ready for filming, you are welcome to this table. Pull up a chair and join us as we ponder how to speak the good news into the world again today.
Rev. Teri Peterson is a minister in the Church of Scotland, living on the west coast with her cat and an amazing view. She serves on the Board of RevGalBlogPals.
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7 thoughts on “11th Hour Preacher Party: tricky maths”
I’m just now learning that I won’t be using the sermon provided by our Bishop, so I’m totally at ground zero, where I would normally have been preparing all week. Just a little panicked at this point!!!
oh my! that is more difficult. Don’t panic, we’re here! There’s still time. 🙂
Rev. Shari Lynn Schwedhelm….I’m right there with you. And bummed about it!
I was on leave all last week and got in some good rest (Praise be) Began this week deciding to run with Trinity – and was lacking in inspiration. Had a quick look through my archives – and rediscovered a reflection I wrote on Rublev’s Icon of the Trinity – which I love, and was blessed to see the original in St Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow back in 2005.
So I am going to tweak that – I have made some little icons to send to the shut ins with their worship at home sheet, so they get to see what I am talking about and not just read the words.
Still struggling with what to say/ do with the kids, but I still have four hours before I start recording – so no sweat!!
I preached anti-racism on Pentecost Sunday. But I am feeling that I cannot just move on to a different subject this week as our community and our country continue to reel from the death of George Floyd. I’m thinking this might be a good time to talk about the uniting love of God and paint the hope for a future with a God who has called us out to share the good news to the world.
Ten days ago I thought I was going to preach on God in creation, using the Genesis 1 text. Well…there’s a bit of it in there but I had to talk about what’s going on in the United States right now. It’s way too big to ignore. Because I grew up in this city and have memories of the time of the 1960s and the civil rights movement, I could draw on that. I don’t know how many times in the sermon I used the phrase, “Holy expletive deleted!” As in, I thought we dealt with this fifty years ago! Obviously we haven’t make a dent. (Considering that phrase gained its popularity in the Nixon tapes scandal of the early 1970s, it’s a classic, too.)
Well it is late Friday morning here in Scotland. I have a lovely recording of an elder reading her prayer of intercession and 2 videos from a member of him reading scripture – Matthew and 2Corinthians. Organist is currently uploading an introit, hymn and sung blessing that just need words added at the right point in the audio clip. Everything is in on time and looking good. Great. BUT….I am completely at a loss at what to say though. The theme is ‘God is with us, always’….but for some reason, between Monday when I planned it, and today when it comes to write and record it – the Spirit has got up and left me with nada. Time to hit the books to see where inspiration might come [or at the very least where a poem might be read and duly attributed that says what is needed to be said]. I think I might just go with a simple reminder that whover we are and wherever we go we are called to make disciples [not just expect that the minister/pastor does that] and that in everything we are never alone because the God who made us and saved us is guiding us and always will.