11th Hour Preacher Party: Palm Sunday

So here we are! Jesus makes his approach to Jerusalem; the crowds go wild! Tree branches are waved and laid; small children run along in excitement… You may be beginning in-person worship after the lockdown – this is very possible in Scotland as our restrictions are lifted a little from Friday. You may already be… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Still Lent

I don’t know about the rest of you, but as we try to plan details for Easter this year–and pivot every few days as we get more information–it feels almost as challenging (though maybe more hopeful) as a year ago when we were first beginning to figure out how to do on-line worship as we… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: And So It’s Lent

We find ourselves once again in Lent. Though it kind of feels like Lent 2020 never ended, we have made it through an entire church year since then, many of us figuring out ways to celebrate the seasons in new and different ways. Once we have an entire years worth of recordings, can we just… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: T-Fig Time

Preaching friends, it’s Transfiguration Sunday. One of those days in which we preach on essentially the same story as we did this time last year, and the year before, and the year before that. I find those days particularly challenging, as a preacher. Maybe you do, too. We’re here to help each other! Share ideas,… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Calling All Disciples

Here we are in Ordinary Time or Weeks after the Epiphany. Being in the US, today was rather extraordinary as a new President and Vice President have been sworn in. I am filled with emotion. And sermons still need to be preached. Disciples are being called. What will your call be? In the Narrative Lectionary… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party

Hello, preaching friends! Some of you have already, or are, recording a sermon. Some of you are still in the midst of preparation. How can we help? Ideas? Adaptations? Children’s Time? Share this preaching moment here. Monica Thompson Smith is a Presbyterian Church (USA) minister, serving as stated supply pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Luling,… Read More