Preachers!! Here we go again… where are you all at this week? Do you have it all in the bag (and willing to share our ideas?!) are you struggling to be ready for a recording deadline; or a livestream; or have you managed to navigate all of the things to meet in person?

my latest project… for grand baby no.4 due in three weeks!

Are you using RCL or NL – or doing your own thing? Whatever your situation, we are all here for each other in these strange days. Where I am, this is early Thursday morning; this week my student is taking the whole service and I will be assessing him. We have worked together on what he is saying, and I introduced to him some new thoughts: not all prayers have to call God “Father” – it had never occurred to him, but now he knows. And there are many, many more ways to say things that will not leave people feeling even more vulnerable than they already are.

If you want to explore the excellent writing we have already put together this week, you will find some notes on the RCL scriptures here; and for the NL here. Catherine has gathered together some Worship Words to get us started, and we are all welcome to add in resources to that thread too.

please comment here in the blog, with your ideas, your frustrations and your questions. We are here to help each other.

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Julie Rennick is a Church of Scotland minister serving a congregation in the centre of Scotland. She lives with her spouse and two mad spaniels which gives them an excuse/reason/compulsion to get out for fresh air and exercise every day.

5 thoughts on “11th Hour Preacher Party

  1. else where I saw a link to a poem by an Irish poet Dorothy Duffy – which I am using to connect ‘I know who you are’ from the Mark’s Gospel reading to Jesus knowing and recognising each of us. The poem is about the death of Dorothy’s sister to covid. This week in the UK our death toll topped 100,000. And so I wanted to say something about that. Dorothy’s poem does that beautifully and powerfully. You can find it here:

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  2. I’m recording a Service tonight for Sunday, so I’ve just finished it. I’m linking the authority of Jesus in Mark’s gospel with his challenge to the way we live and love – particularly with regards to inclusion of all

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