11th Hour Preacher Party

Grace and Peace to you, Preachers! What’s on your mind today? The Revised Common Lectionary continues its journey through Exodus, Philippians, and Matthew, with an Isaiah alternate reading. Tuesday’s post raises excellent questions for consideration. Narrative Lectionary preachers are considering the icky family system present in I Samuel 3, and the Tuesday NL post addresses… 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

Friday Festival: Stories to Share

Everyone has a story to share and a truth to tell.  The Breath of Life awakens stories within us, and through the writings of our friends, we are able to see how stories have taken shape and how we keep these stories alive. At Gifts in Open Hands, Maren Tirabassi expresses her desire for depth… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Speak Up (Exodus 2:23-25; 3:10-15; 4:10-17)

You’ll find the Working Preacher Podcast for this week here. It was quite the conversation Moses had with YHWH when God called him to be involved in resolving the injustice that God’s people are caught up in as slaves in the land of Egypt. One might have imagined that, given his chequered history, Moses might… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God, today I try to return to my “normal”: to my work, friends, routines that help me take steps forward in my life. But God, my body, mind, and soul would rather stay in the well of grief in which I’ve been abiding for the past two weeks. The aches and nausea ground me to… Read More

11th Hour Preacher’s Party: God always shows up

Come early or late, God is there. However circuitous our route, God is there. Going before us, holding out grace, welcoming us in no matter how we’ve tarried or travelled. God in all our meanderings, embracing us with love. Thanks be to God. Our readings this week in both the Narrative and RCL seem to point us… Read More

Sunday Prayer

Understanding One, In these moments, our hearts and minds are tuned to your Spirit, Guiding, Chiding, Holding, and Nudging us to peel back the layers of surfaces that keep us from your Truth. Peeling back all that protects us, our perceptions, our identities, our accomplishments, even our fears to expose the bare tender skin of… Read More