If you are using the RCL you will be wrestling with these readings. Not sure any of them will be helpful for those who choose/need/have to do November 11-themed worship (which is why I am not using them).
|The Widow's Mite|
OR you could be continuing with Ruth, a book I really want to do a series on one of these days. Mind you who wants to stand in the pulpit and discuss what it means to "go and uncover his feet and lie down;"? Given that the foot uncovering results in the birth of Obed.....
Just as an aside, I want Elijah to come and bless my food stores---it would save the $1000 a month we spend on food!
So many possibilities for this week. Please share your struggles, thoughts, brainstorms, etc with us all in the comments!
But first shall we pause for prayer?
Creating, Life-Giving, Challenging God
You have called us to the ministry of worship leadership, either every week or once in a while.
As we sit with you and our communities to look at the shape of our worship this week we are faced with many choices.
What to read, what not to read. What to pick out as a key point.
How do these ancient words and our current communal life interact?
Whisper in our heads and our hearts, pushing us forward, guiding us so that the worship we help facilitate would allow Your word of hope, peace, and love to be heard in the hearts and heads of the gathered community.
In your name we pray.