11th Hour Preacher Party

Greetings, Preaching Friends! It’s that time again: the eleventh hour. These seem to come regularly, approximately once a week or so, yes? Revised Common Lectionary preachers have yet another resurrection appearance, as well as some other options, which are discussed in Tuesday’s RCL post. Narrative Lectionary preachers are pondering Saul/Paul’s conversion story from Acts. What… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Sunday comes yet again…

Here we are, and it seems like just a few days after the last time we needed a sermon. The second Sunday of Easter is one of the trickier days in the calendar. The lectionaries bring us Thomas in the gospels (RCL post here, and NL post here)—Thomas, who gets a bad rap, in my… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Along with many other preachers

All Good Friday, I thought about you, preachers. We know what the women who followed Jesus were doing on Friday. “Some women were watching from a distance, including Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James (the younger one) and Joses, and Salome. When Jesus was in Galilee, these women had followed and supported him, along with… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Changing Seasons

Seasons are changing! Lent is drawing to a close (well, closer to a close, anyway). Spring is coming in the Northern Hemisphere, and Fall arrives in the Southern. At our church, we’re journeying through Holy Week for all the Sundays of Lent, and this week brings Thursday (Mark’s account includes a Last Supper, Jesus’ arrest,… Read More

11th Hour Preacher’s Party: Prayer

In the Episcopal Church one is invited to observe a Holy Lent by self-examination and repentance through prayer, fasting, self denial, and meditating on God’s holy Word. Each time I’ve preached I have focused on one of the above: fasting, self-examination, self-denial, and this Sunday, prayer. There has always been a connection to readings for… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: from the howling wilderness

Happy weekend, preaching friends! We are at the midpoint of Lent, Sunday-wise…how are you doing? Are you preaching a series you’re still really enjoying, or one that seemed like a good idea at the time? Are you in the wilderness with Moses and the voice on the mountain, or with Jesus flipping tables in a… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: a party of preachers edition

Hello, preachers! At my house, three preachers are heading out to meet a fourth for dinner. We have Preacher Party host Liz Crumlish from Scotland visiting at the Manse where my wife and live in South Central Pennsylvania, and I am filling in for her this week. Liz will be preaching for the congregation kathrynzj… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Observing a Holy Lent, the covenant edition

Photo by Terri C. Pilarski What does it mean to observe a Holy Lent? Does one give something up or take something on? I’m thinking about giving something up. Or, maybe it’s taking something on? Which ever, it began on Ash Wednesday when I threw out the sermon I wrote and preached from my heart,… Read More