Hi friends, I'm back from...well, you know where I was. Many thanks to PCIT for filling in last week. Hopefully she and I will do some sort of weekly trade-off soon, when she's ready. (She's still acclimating to the new church, y'know.)
To be perfectly honest with you, it has been two weeks since I've done much sermon prep, having started Easter 6 before I left for the Festival. My preliminary feelings are that I might go with Acts 1 and that story of the call of Mathias. I'm fascinated by the fact that his call to ministry seemed to come from the voices of the others, as contrasted to the way Jesus seemed to hand-pick the first twelve. What might that mean for the disciples of today?
My own call to ministry started with an encounter with a total stranger. What other kinds of call stories are people experiencing?
What are your homiletical curiosities this week?