|and Elijah ascended in a whirlwind into heaven....|
Good day preacher pals! My goodness, Saturday always rolls around quickly. Have you taken a look at the readings for this week? Did you participate in the Tuesday Lectionary Leanings? Always lots of good insight and ideas there. Are you pondering the Elijah/Elisha story? Or are you working with Track Two and looking at Elijah in the context of 1st Kings? Maybe the Psalms are speaking to you? Or Galatians...well, maybe not Galatians (this is one of my least favorite readings), or perhaps the Gospel, and poor Jesus with no place to lay his head.
I'm in the summer season - which means we have three short, casual, come as you are, services. This also means that my homilies are about five minutes long, even less for the 9am outdoor service with kids (for that service I just ask a couple of questions and offer a short summarizing paragraph). This week I'm thinking about introducing the idea of /Flat Jesus. It seems like it would be a good time to do this by building from the Gospel and working off the idea that Jesus has no place to go, so let's take Jesus with us!
What about you? Where are you going with the readings this week?
I have lots of tea and coffee and fresh fruit. Pull up a chair, let's party!