This week the solstice occurs. Whether you are moving into Summer or Winter, what does the change in seasons mean this year? In the Liturgical calendar we have moved into the long green season of Ordinary Time (12th Ordinary, Proper 7, 3rd Sunday after Pentecost). As we continue to record services in my Southern California Presbyterian congregation, we are living into the Season after Pentecost, for awhile anyway. We will put up our Green paraments eventually, but I’ve always liked the early part of this season to think about what it means to be church and what the Holy Spirit is up to.
So… How are things going this week as you sermonize? Will you be recording or live-streaming? Are you beginning to open back up on Sundays? If so, are you meeting inside or outside? However you are meeting, people seem to expect a sermon. What are you working on? How can we help?
Are you using the Lectionary this summer? The Revised Common Lectionary discussion poses many possibilities this week. In the US it’s Father’s Day. Do discussions of God and fathers and metaphors underlie any of your thinking? Are you doing a summer series? Are you preaching on matters of race and privilege? (It’s amazing how much of Scripture lends itself to these topics.) Are you preparing for a vacation? A change of call? As you plan, you might check in with the Worship Words offering for this week.
How is your weekly rhythm going? Comment here on what you are working on. Ask questions and we’ll try to help. I’ll be keeping up with the post today and tomorrow and will continue to check in through the rest of the week.
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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