Preachers! Here we go again – it is Thursday and your recording day, or preparation day is upon you. Where are you this week? Lent 2 beckons: maybe you are in the RCL and deciding what to do with Jesus’ predictions of death and the cross? maybe you are in the NL and rather than Jesus’ own death you are working through his reaction to the deaths of others? You will find blog posts for the RCL here, and for the NL here.
Whichever it is, these passages seem right for the days we are living through. The Pandemic feels relentless, all arounds us we are aware of deaths of those who have become ill. How are you approaching your own local situation? If you are looking for helpful words, look at the post from earlier this week with ideas for Worship Words.
Where I am in Scotland, generally our infection numbers are falling, and we have a vague hope of the easing of restrictions somewhere around early April; but right now our buildings are closed and all worship is online. Outisde I see glimmers and hints of spring: crocuses bright and cheery, buds beginning to swell on the trees. The days are longer and the temperature rising ever so slowly: spring is in the air and hope springs eternal.
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Julie Rennick is a Church of Scotland Parish Minister serving a community in the Central region of Scotland. She is looking forward to dryer warmer days as Spring gets ever closer.
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