While it might not be back to school for anyone else, as for me and my household it surely is. I think teachers and preachers (and I’m sure many others) are sharing many of the lessons of our new way of being (even in places where people are carefully returning).
So what can we learn this week? The Revised Common Lectionary has rich options. Jesus is acting as teacher with his disciples as he asks, “who do you say that I am?” Peter is that eager student ready with an answer. The Hebrew midwives and Pharaoh’s daughter are defying power in Exodus. Paul teaches about grace and gifts in Romans. The Psalm reminds us that God is for us. Where will you go? CanoeistPastor has good suggestions at the Revised Common Lectionary link. Are you doing a summer series? Are you guest preaching for someone?
How can we help? Do you have sermon questions? Need Time with the Children ideas? Is anyone in places where a new school year begins offering back-to-school blessings? Would you like to tell us about something that has gone well?
As you work on your sermon and services this week, we’ll be here. I’m sorry I missed yesterday. and I’ll continue to check in through the week. Let’s do this thing.
Image: Piper, John, 1903-1992. Symbols of Peter, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=57544 [retrieved August 20, 2020]. Original source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:St_Peter,_Babraham,_Cambridgeshire_-_East_window_-_geograph.org.uk_-_333992.jpg – John Salmon.
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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