11th Hour Preacher Party: tricky maths

It’s Trinity Sunday this week (1+1+1=1, anybody?). There’s a lot going on in the world. What are you doing to draw people into worship, prayer, and faithful action this week? Is your service online? outdoors? some other way? Will you be following the lectionary, starting a series, addressing something particular? Whatever plans are forming, or… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Come, Holy Spirit!

UPDATE: The Preacher Party moved to Wednesday a few weeks ago, to accommodate preachers who are recording sermons earlier in the week for online worship. Since that post, riots have erupted in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. The spark igniting those riots may have been frustration over yet another death of a black man at… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Mysteries of Faith

The Narrative Lectionary this week is in 1 Corinthians 15 with Paul laying down some credal stuff and talking about the mystery of resurrection, while the Revised Common Lectionary offers Acts 1 and the disciples questioning Jesus: “Is this the time…?“ Or you may be in Ascension. Or somewhere else completely. Where is your preaching… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Love Is Love Is Love

The photo is my favorite insulated portable tea mug. It reminds me of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony award acceptance speech right after the Orlando massacre. “Love is love is love is love.” Whether you are in the RCL or the Narrative lectionary, there is lots of love talk this week. In the RCL gospel Jesus promises… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Digital Worship Edition

The 11th Hour Preacher Party, in recognition that the 11th hour has been moved to earlier in the week for many preachers, is moving to Wednesday evening (U.S. time). As always, share your thoughts, desires, questions, needs, and snacks here at the party. Lectionary posts also moved earlier in the week, so you’ll find the… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: shepherds and more!

The weekend is upon us, friends. For some of us, these days that means we’re already finished with sermons that have to be recorded or printed-and-posted, and we’re trying to figure out what it means to relax on a Saturday. For others, it means we’re still struggling to find the right words and the right… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Who Relates to Thomas Now?

Are you writing, huddled in your house, like the disciples in the Revised Common Lectionary (Discussion Here)? Are you waiting to see what happens next as Jesus ascends in the Narrative lectionary (Discussion Here)? Are you using a series or other passages to see you through these different times? Are you preparing technology for a… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Early in the Morning…

It’s the 11th Hour Preacher Party, but it’s hard to measure the 11th hour anymore. Some of us are recording services in advance. Some are still working on Good Friday services. Some are trying to figure out to hold an Easter Vigil. Regardless, on Sunday morning, while it is still dark, the women will go… Read More