11th Hour Preacher Party: Hard Questions

In this northern hemisphere, it seems that all the schools have finally started and the weather is beginning to turn (high in the 90s instead of the 100s here in Southern California). The program year may be starting up, different from last year, but also different from all the years before. What are the questions… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party Sept. 5, 2021 Lectionary 23/Proper 18/15th Sunday after Pentecost

Rev Gals and Pals, School is back in session in my part of the world and I imagine the young people I know gladly said goodbye to summer vacation this morning as they boarded the bus more than ready to get back in the classroom with their friends; today, as these children were held in… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: To Whom Can We Go?

Here in California, summer lingers even as school has started and fall products are beginning to appear. How do we keep going? What will we say in these times? What do your people need to hear? During this long stretch or Ordinary Time or the Sundays after Pentecost, will you follow the Revised Common Lectionary?… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Life or Leftovers

What’s the Good News this week, preacher friends? Where are you finding abundance in the first Sunday of August? The crowd following Jesus is hoping for a few leftovers (remember those twelve baskets of abundance the disciples gathered after Jesus multiplied loaves and fish?), but Jesus has other ideas. In fact, all of the RCL… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Loaves and Fishes

9th Sunday after Pentecost July 25, 2021 God has provided so much for me today. I experienced a beautiful and breezy day filled with sunshine here in southwest Wisconsin and spent a few restful hours at a campground this morning. Upon arriving to the church, a thoughtful parishioner gifted me with fresh Georgia peaches and… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Sheep Without a Shepherd

In all honesty, this shepherd was busy with the sheep this morning and so my dear friend Barbara Bruneau became my ghost writer. Cool, right? This means Heidi aka RevHRod is in italics and Barbara is in gray. Happy Wednesday, fellow preachers! How is your sermon coming along? Are you exploring God’s righteous indignation at… Read More