Sunday comes again, this time the last Sunday of the Liturgical Year. How will you celebrate? As you work on your sermon this week, how can we help? What does your congregation need from you? What is the word you are being called to offer? As we finish the year, will you follow the Revised… Read More
11th Hour Preacher Party – Praise, Praise, Praise??
As I write, it is stupid early on Friday morning; and I am writing now because once again this week I have a stupid busy day. And once again, if I don’t do something on the “normal” task list for the week then it will get left behind. “Normally” at least in these para pandemic,… Read More
11th Hour Preacher Party: What Do You Want Me to Do?
In the RCL reading, Jesus asks Bartimaeus, “what do you want me to do?” Today I ask, what do you want us to do? As you work on your sermon this week, how can we help? What does your congregation need from you? What is the word you are being called to offer? During this… Read More
11th Hour Preacher Party sharing the burden
In a week when I have felt every minute as heavy and cumbersome. I bring you the 11th hour preacher party: Sharing our Burdens edition. I am T.I.R.E.D. Where I live, I am writing this on Thursday afternoon. I meant to get started yesterday. But… stuff happened. Are you one who follows NL? or RCL?… Read More
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
Preacher Party – end of summer?
Greetings all. Where I am, in Scotland, the end of August marks the end of summer; there is a definite hint of Autumn (Fall) in the air… misty mornings, golden fields, trees beginning to turn – it all just puts changing seasons into the mind. I have just returned to work after two weeks of… 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: Mid July Scramble
The season carries on and so does worship. What are you preaching these days? What do your people need to hear? Depending on our hemisphere, we are in the midst of summer or winter this week. U.S.-ans and Canadians have made our way through our national holidays, and we continue on in Ordinary Time as… Read More
11th Hour Preacher Party – here we go again!
There is a website I go to every week with an assortment of liturgical starters – its subtitle is “the relentless return of Sunday” yeah! You can take a look here – Liturgy Link. Here we are, it is, where I am, Thursday morning, my first deadline of the week is looming, and my head… Read More
11th Hour Preacher Party: Sleeping in the Boat
I wonder if we’ve ever felt like we needed a leader, but that person was asleep in the boat? What about when we are the leader? In these times of constant change, can we ask, “why are you afraid?” This is a question I’ve had to ask myself in the last few weeks as… Read More