Our church blog features music videos every Tuesday,"Tuneful Tuesday," and today we're playing a contemporary version of the venerable hymn "Take My Life and Let It Be." That seems to be the overarching theme of Sunday: radical trust in God's providence. We see it in both alternative Old Testament lessons and in our Gospel lesson. And our epistle lesson and Psalm choices answer the question why we put our trust in God's saving power.
What text(s) are speaking to you as you pray, plan worship and/or prepare to preach and teach this coming Sunday? (Is anyone going with the rather spicy story of Ruth's risky initiative?) Are you, like many of us, in the midst of the stewardship season -- and how do you integrate that message into Sunday's theme without inadvertantly making "Give us more money!" the only thing that your people hear? For those of you in places where Sunday is Veterans/Remembrance Day -- how will you be observing that in your church? As always, please share your thoughts here