suspension bridge

Where are you in your worship prep this week? Many of us are having to be ready to record services much earlier in the week because we can’t yet gather in person for worship.
This week’s RCL Lectionary passages offer us the binding of Isaac, a prophet of peace, a covering of grace and a cup of cold water – all powerful images that speak into life wherever we are in the world today – along with the Psalmist’s cry: How long O Lord?
What injustices are you calling out and to whom are you offering or where are you being offered a cup of cold water?
Where and how are you providing a bridge between life and the gospel?
We’d love to know how you are preaching this week, using these Lectionary texts or any others.
The RCL post from earlier in the week may be helpful.
Share your resources and inspiration or ask for help in the comments.

 

Rev Liz Crumlish is a Presbyterian minister living on the west coast of Scotland. She is a member of the RevGalBlogPals Board, writes for Spill the Beans, blogs at Journalling and contributed to There’s a Woman in the Pulpit

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One thought on “11th Hour Preacher Party: Bound by what?

  1. Not preaching this week. But a verse of scripture has been nagging at my heart. I note it goes with the Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, which we didn’t have this year because Trinity Sunday was late. I am thinking of preaching on it next week. Romans 3:23: “…since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; they are now justified by his grace as a gift…” People are tearing down, or trying to tear down, statues. The portrait of a former pastor of my church — and streets and a park in my community named for him — are in play. Yet “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” All. Heroes of a past generation are now vilified. But nothing is that simple. If we as Christians are justified by grace, then what does that say about these people who have been dead for more than a century? Are they too not justified by God’s grace? And what about us? We are not exempt from falling short of the glory of God, not one of us. Yet we have this gift of grace that we cling to. There’s a big sermon in here somewhere…

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