11th Hour Preacher Party: unpacking edition

It’s that time again—time to write a sermon. Sometimes it feels like we just did that… This week the various lectionaries give us a lot to unpack, whether it’s the RCL and Jesus apparently telling us to forsake family ties, or the NL with the 2nd creation story and the difficulty that western culture has… Read More

Ordiversary Party: September fun!

Happy Ordiversary!! This month’s party is being kicked off by Original RevGal Kathryn Zucker Johnston, whose late night emails with friends became the 11th Hour Preacher Party. She serves as Head of Staff at a PC(USA) church in Pennsylvania, and she is well known among longtime RevGals for her pithy sayings that offer wisdom we… Read More

Ordiversary Party: August!

It’s time to celebrate! August-ordained RevGals, it’s your moment to shine. This month’s party is being kicked off by the ever delightful Heidi Rodrick-Schnath, who is an ELCA (Lutheran) minister in Pennsylvania, USA. My denomination began ordaining women when I was 11. By the time I was twelve, I was thinking about being a pastor.… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: how is it July? edition

Hello friends! Somehow, it’s July. For some the turning of the calendar will mean trying to balance a national holiday with Sunday worship. For others it will mean school holidays have finally arrived. For still others it will mean the days are finally getting longer and there’s hope at the end of the winter tunnel.… Read More

Ordiversary Party: July festivities!

I (Teri, your ordiversary party host), have just spent a day at a garden party at a royal palace. So I am 100% in a partying mood, and excited to get this month’s ordiversary party started! This month the party kicks off with Patty, a long time Australian RevGal whom you might know better as… Read More

Ordiversary Party—June!

Today’s party is kicked off by the ever-fabulous Stephanie Anthony, a longtime RevGal who knows how to get a party started! I was one of the rare ones in my seminary class who came straight to seminary from my undergrad education, but it wasn’t something I had been planning for very long. A biology major… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party—onward and upward

I’m not sure where May went, but it’s the beginning of June, everyone! And this Sunday might be, for some, Ascension Sunday…or for others, the 7th Sunday of Easter…or for others, perhaps the beginning of a summer/winter series, or a wrap-up on other events (we are one week past General Assembly, for instance, or for… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: still more resurrection

The weekend is upon us! For some, it’s well advanced and Sunday morning is nearer than we’d like, for others we still have a few hours to procrastinate  brainstorm… What are you up to this week? The RCL commentary for this week is here, and the NL is here. I admit to preaching this week’s… Read More

Ordiversary Party: May Flowers edition!

In some traditions, May begins what we might call “ordination season” as people graduate with their degrees and find themselves in their first calls. Which makes it all the more special to hear from someone who has gone ahead on this journey! This month is longtime RevGal Kelley’s 32nd ordiversary, and she has a story… Read More