Good morning, gals and pals! This morning we're bearing fruit (or not), sharing what we've grown (or not), becoming the people God has called us to be (or not). In my neck of the woods, the chill of autumn has begun, the leaves are beginning to turn, and apples call to be plucked from local orchards. I'm just about expecting to see some plump pumpkins, too.
This weekend's readings are here. There are images of vineyards and fruit; sweet and bitter grapes; there's a building block rejected and an upward call. Where are the stories and the images taking you today? Are you already putting the finishing touches on this week's message? (If not, don't gloat too much!) Or are you staring at a blank page? What else is going on in your church this weekend?
I have my usual fair trade coffee (toffee caramel today) or Good Earth tea, plus huge apple crumb muffins (guaranteed no calories). I have some plums and bananas as well. And tables and chairs, and napkins and placemats. Stop in for awhile. The door is always open.
P.S. As yesterday's Friday Five mentioned, today is October 4, the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi. A special welcome to any dog, cat, bird, fish, horse, etc. friends who stop in today.