11th Hour Preacher Party — you have the power

I honestly cannot believe it’s almost Sunday already. It feels like it was just Sunday a few minutes ago….which is what happens when one loses time to jet lag. But whatever time zone you happen to be in, Sunday is coming! And this week, it’s all about Jesus extending his reach by commissioning disciples, giving… Read More

Pentecost Preacher Party

Pentecost is this weekend. It’s one of my congregation’s favorite church days, and they like to decorate boldly. We make Pentecost a “season” because we never want to take down the decorations. Will you celebrate the church’s ‘birthday’? Some congregations have birthday parties, where people bring gifts of paper towels, copy paper, coffee, or other… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party

Hello! Welcome to Advent, first Sunday of a very busy season. Hopefully you are not feeling too frazzled or stressed. If you are, I hope you have great helpers that you can ask at this point of the season for support! Maybe its time to pause and read Rev. Deborah Vaughn’s Edge of Advent Prayer or… Read More

Preacher Party

Hello Friends, Where are you right now? I’m at a coffee shop after a last minute reschedule of coffee with a congregant, and savoring the extra moments of babysitting to spend on my sermon before my three boy-boys get to bed. Where are you? What are you up to? No matter what I’m grateful that you… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: World Communion!

Our children baked bread for World Communion Sunday.   I was told the large piece of bread is a giant fish. (?)   Not sure how it will taste, but it will definitely be a source of great interest during the liturgy on Sunday. How are you doing with planning and writing for Sunday?  Are… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party

How are you all doing? I am currently at the point where I squeaked the bulletin out Friday (this)  morning and am just now doing the work of looking at the RCL for my sermon. Its been a busy week, well more like a regularly busy week after a a super busy month, so I… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Strange Fruit

This is what the Lord GOD showed me–a basket of summer fruit. He said, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A basket of summer fruit.” Then the LORD said to me, The end has come upon my people Israel; I will never again pass them by. The songs of the temple shall become wailings in… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: holy, healing, hospitality, heart…

  Didja see what I did there?  Fancy ll’ alliteration trying to capture the essence of the discussions of the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary posts from earlier this week on our RevGalBlogPals site.  You can read those discussions here RCL: Weird, Fantastic, and Unbelievable and here Narrative Lectionary: It’s all about love (1Corinthians13:1-13) So now that… Read More