What’s your plan for this Sunday, preachers? If you are in the USA, how are you managing expectations when a big national holiday falls on Sunday? For others, what current event is influencing your sermon writing this week? How do we stay true to the gospel, and offer people hope? Where do we find hope these days?
Diane Strickland offers some thoughts on the RCL passages this week, finding a theme of crossroads intersecting all of the readings. Cathy Kowley and Julia Seymour offer some beautiful Worship Words for this Sunday, as well.
As for me, I’m trying to listen to Jesus as he sends his disciples out to spread the Good Jesus News. “Pack light,” he seems to be telling me. Keep it simple. Jesus’ short packing list reminds me of advice from a wise principal when I started my first teaching job: “Don’t try to teach five-year-olds in one year everything it took you four years of college to learn.”
How are you ‘packing light’ this week, preacher friends? Let’s share ideas and encouragement in the comments. I’ll be praying for you!
Rev. Jo Anne Taylor is an Evangelical Covenant Church pastor serving in the United Methodist Church. She blogs at pastorsings.com and she likes to sing (just not in close proximity to others at this time).
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