Hi friends. My day has been chock-full-o' meetings today, so I am getting to this a little late. You can find the Revised Common Lectionary here.
I will be focusing on the Markan passage this week. I have decided to sneak up on the congregation with the ideas of stewardship. Okay, not really sneak, but explore these ideas in several different ways over several Sundays.
This week I have been reading the book by Judith Levine titled Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping. In true stewardship fashion, I borrowed it from the library! What does it mean to live without shopping as entertainment? How can we adopt a spirit of stewardship in every aspect of our lives? What more--in terms of time, talent, and treaure--could we offer the mission of the church if we spent less on non-essentials?
These are the ideas I have kicking around in my head this week.
What ideas are kicking around your head this week as you prepare to preach, lead worship, participate in church life, or study in seminary?