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Tempest

I wonder if we’ve ever felt like we needed a leader, but that person was asleep in the boat? What about when we are the leader? In these times of constant change, can we ask, “why are you afraid?” This is a question I’ve had to ask myself in the last few weeks as we prepare to begin meeting in our sanctuary. Anyway…

Depending on our hemisphere, we approach summer or winter this week, and we continue on in Ordinary Time as we will for many, many weeks. What will you preach this week? How can we help?

During this long stretch, will you follow the Revised Common Lectionary? Jesus falls asleep in the boat and then the storm rages. There must be something to say about that. Meanwhile David faces Goliath or Job talks to God. There’s a great post and discussion on the RCL here this week.

Are you working through a series? We’d love to hear what you are doing.

Are you supply preaching for someone on vacation? If so, how can we help?

In the US, you may be navigating the intricacies of Father’s Day. Is this a chance to talk about metaphors for God?

If you are preparing to preach and still working on your order of worship, you can find Worship Words here.

And so, preachers, what will you say? What do your people need to hear?

Whether you are preaching Revised Common Lectionary, a series, or something else altogether, we are here to help. What do you need? Sermon illustrations? Time with the Children? A way to wrap things up? People to help you untangle ideas or find commentary? Let us know; we will help as we can.

I will be checking in regularly today and tomorrow and continue checking in through Saturday night.

Art Attribution: Peterson, Kathleen. Tempest, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=56574 [retrieved June 16, 2021]. Original source: https://www.kathleenpetersonart.com.


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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