Good morning gals and pals! It's going to be the 5th Sunday of Easter this weekend (if in fact the world does not end this evening): do you know where your sermon is?
This weekend we've got as many choices as Jesus has mansions for us: we can wander down the way, the truth and the life, where the many mansions are prepared, or we can be gathered up as living stones, or the royal priesthood, or we can confess with Stephen. Or any one of a number of other things. A great discussion about the texts is located here.
(Aside: I'll always remember the year we were discussing the story of Stephen in confirmation. One of the students came late, and as we tried to explain the story to her, her eyes got wide and she said: "You mean Stephen was STONED?")
All right, back to our regularly scheduled preacher (and possibly end of the world) party. We're starting with breakfast. I'm making blueberry pancakes, have some fair trade coffee (toffee caramel) and orange juice. Hope you can join us, sharing your inspiration, your struggles, your children's message(!). We're here for you -- today anyway.