Good ShepherdHere we are at our last Sunday before the Liturgical Year begins again. Will you do Christ the King or Reign of Christ? This is one of the years that US Thanksgiving comes between this week and Advent 1. Will you be thinking about gratitude? I spoke Monday to a women’s group about Gratitude in the Time of Covid, using the Beatitudes and the 10 Lepers. Is anyone finishing a series before Advent begins? Is anyone so involved in Advent Planning that Reign of Christ has been overlooked and suddenly needs to be written?

Is anyone planning a different sort of service for this day? We have sometimes done a Review of the Church Year service. That is always fun. I miss the special services right now. We managed Youth Sunday, but haven’t done anything else particularly different than a traditional recorded service. If you have been creative, let us know.

RCL folks can find that discussion here.

Narrative Lectionary Preachers are in Jeremiah here.

How can we help? Do you have sermon questions? Need Time with the Children ideas? Would you like to tell us about something that has gone well?

The Christ the King texts give as Jesus as both Shepherd and King. The picture is one of my favorite shepherd pictures, one a keep pinned to my bulletin board. Attribution: Dupre, Julien, 1851-1910. The Good Shepherd, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=54256 [retrieved November 18, 2020]. Original source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/2202377733/.


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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