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Saturday, June 22, 2013

11th Hour Preacher Party:Discerning God Edition

Scottish Sunburst
Having just spent the last few days assessing applicants who have offered themselves for Ordained Ministry in the Church of Scotland, I am acutely aware of the need to listen attentively for the voice of God that comes to us in myriad ways. And of the stories of a journey that are to be revered and unravelled so that God's message may be better discerned. Though God's voice may come unbidden in quiet and in solitude, it also comes in the midst of chaos and turmoil. It speaks to the vulnerable and to the strong, it offers hope and promise and opens our eyes to the angels along the way who bring food for the journey.
So where are you in your preaching journey this week?
Are you sticking with the Lectionary?
Are you fleeing for your life with Elijah, being ministered to along the way, finding the courage to come out of the cave and listen to the silence?
Are you discerning God's message of hope and plans for the future for the Exiles in Isaiah?
Are you wondering about that freedom and oneness that Paul speaks of in Galatians?
Or are you chuckling over the curious incident of the swine and the lake in the Gospel?
Perhaps this season you are on a completely different track, wondering why that sermon series seemed like such a good idea when you planned it months ago.
We don't need to be on the same page to be able to help each other. The common task of preaching brings us together
There is much to be teased out for our listeners this week, much with which to comfort and challenge and cajole.
So come to the table, bring what you can, take what you need and, together, we will discern God's message for God's people today, finding nourishment in the task and companionship on the way.

93 comments:

  1. I'm hanging out with the Gerasene demoniac in the graveyard and attempting to preach about our belovedness: the restoration of our name and of our future. I was influenced by David Lose at Working Preacher talking about the way in which "Legion" is the name of what possesses or occupies the man.

    I am off to a nine-year-old's birthday party this afternoon, then a joint birthday dinner with a friend as this is midway between our birthdays. Fortunately we'll be at a restaurant - I'm not sure I could fit cooking for 10 into the day!

    The cherries and lychees are in season - help yourself. I expect I'll be back in eight hours or so for a final edit and read through before the morning!

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    1. Jemma, Welcome. Loving that idea of the restoration of our name AND our future.
      Sounds like a busy day planned. Hope you enjoy the birthday celebrations and that there's plenty of cake.
      Thanks for the cherries and the lychees!

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    2. That was a good post from David Lose - it helped me as well. I'm also starting a brief younger children's message prior to the sermon, since our usual church school session for them is on hiatus for the summer. Blessings to all!

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    3. I'm swayed by Lose as well with a dash of Dan Clendenin (Journey with Jesus). The story/joke at the beginning of The Lectionary Lab sermon is a good one, too. Hopefully, we will all tailor all these fine ideas in such a way as to move our own people to see their own possession.

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  2. We decided that we would follow Elijah for a few weeks but, rather than do it as in the Lectionary, we would take his story chronologically. so, this week, we're on Naboth's vineyard. However, if its any help, we did still small voice last week - its over at my sermon blog, if its any help.
    Because I've been away, the cupboard is bare, so a grocery run is probably first on the agenda. Need food before I can begin the sermon!

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  3. 9am: and I've been writing since just after 6.... got handed in some tickets for the Royal Highland Show last night; so I had to be sure I had a clear conscience!
    This will be the final in a short series on "The Power of..." this week, FEAR
    Elijah is afraid - it made him run for 40 days
    The people of the Gerasene region are afraid - it makes them beg Jesus to go
    fears can energise or they can paralyse
    recognising our fears - wether real or imagined can help us to grow and move on
    Elijah, moaned, but ultimately he listened to God and was able to move on again...

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    1. Julie, hope you're well ahead now - and not paralysed by fear! Enjoy the RHS.

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    2. Fear is the root of all evil, in my opinion. Fear even of the unknown separates us from God. Granted fear can be very self-preservative but we often enclose ourselves in mechanisms that keep us from trusting in God's care. I keep thinking of the 600+ laws of Judaism that kept people from sin, but also kept them imprisoned so that they could not love.

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    3. Sunday 7.20 - wrote yesterday, refined this morning. Got to go to the Royal Highland Show yesterday - was fun!
      The sermon is on the blog here

      And now I need food to soak up the caffeine buzz!
      Blessings all as you preach the Word - fierce & fabulous!

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  4. Kings and Elijah.
    time for dinner, chicken parcels and baked veggies, but husband is late home from an all day meeting, so seeing how much of the sermon I can get written in the next 20 minutes. it would help if I stopped finding other things to do :)

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  5. pearl - 20mins can be a long time if we don't find those distractions. Enjoy dinner, though.
    What an evocative passage - its almost tempting to let it speak for itself - almost!

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  6. Good morning, gals and pals. I'm preaching Psalm 42-43 and have worked so hard to get it done early this week - to no avail. Yesterday, I drove 3+ hours with my kids in tow (hubs is out of town) for the wedding of a couple who just graduated from our campus ministry program. I was out for the rehearsal and dinner late, and then stayed up past midnight trying to get words on the page. Today will be full, full, full, with wedding, etc., before I drive back another 3+ hours late tonight after the reception. I am so disappointed that I didn't already get the sermon totally written. I have probably two hours before my kids get up so I am hoping to write like the wind in that time.

    Problem is - I have NO COFFEE. The wedding is happening on a ranch (actually the ceremony will be 30 minutes away at a church, but everything else is on the ranch), out in the country. I'm staying in the basement of a large AMAZING house that the bridal party and some of the family is also staying in. I know there will be coffee available at some point, but as I am the only person up right now, there is currently none to be had. I tried to snoop around the kitchen and find supplies, but I couldn't even find the carafe for the coffeemaker. Oof!! I can't count on food or coffee until my kids are up and we can drive into town.

    I know it seems like a little thing, but I will acknowledge I am thoroughly dependent. I need it to wake up my brain. Argh!!

    Anyway, I doubt I'll be around much today, but I am partying with you in spirit!

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  7. Earthchick! No coffee!!!! I, too, am dependent...to the point that I travel with a small coffee pot at all times. Is that crazy or what?

    I am preaching Elijah and pondering how we listen for God. While I do not usually give specific directions about how to go about listening for God, I do wonder if any of my congregants would benefit from a spiritual practice that I've found to be helpful in the past few weeks. I am thinking about sharing it.

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    1. I seriously regret not traveling with a small coffee pot, and have made a vow based on this experience never to be caught without again!! (well, actually, I'm going to get a small travel kettle, and bring along my plastic pour over thing - wish, wish, wish, I'd done that this time!).

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    2. Lea, I'm sure your congregants would be blessed by you sharing your practice.

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  8. Okay, the coffee situation is in the process of being remedied. Bride's mother is making a pot now. And I'm not going crazy - I couldn't find the carafe because it wasn't in there - someone had taken it up to a bedroom!

    At any rate, 2 hours after getting up, I will finally get that black gold into my system.

    In other news, I am in that unenviable position of having discovered that every good idea about my sermon I had earlier in the week has now evaporated....

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    1. Earth chick, glad about the coffee. Hope the inspiration returns with the carafe!

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  9. I'm going to post this one anonymously, knowing that most of you will know who I am. The reasons for anonymity are obvious.

    I was all set; decided we were going to have a Mental Health Awareness Day, which I was going to use to share what I've learned from a clergy symposium in May and from my advocacy days in D.C. last week about suicide prevention and mental health care in the congregation in general. I don't usually (ever) focus there on my personal story but we have three other families affected by suicides of years ago and others in which mental health issues are significant. I figured that the Gerasene Demoniac story was the perfectly placed springboard for talking about how Jesus fearlessly and compassionately confronts our ills. And in our community, texts and sermon titles appear in the local newspaper on Friday, so everyone knows what to expect. The only time I've ever made a change was after Sandy Hook.

    But . . . I have learned that our organist is resigning effective within the next week of two. I know nothing "officially," not even the date, as she has not communicated with me and neither has the personnel committee, other than a terse "we need a new organist" in response to persistent questions from me about why an emergency meeting is scheduled for this week. I do know that this has to do with theological differences between the two of us, although which and why are not entirely clear to me as she has refused all attempts to schedule a meeting over the past few months and behaved as if she were simply moving forward. (I guess she is, just not in our church.) In fact, I stood on her porch having a lovely conversation last Saturday evening and there was no indication that anything at all was still at issue.

    This will be huge in our little church where she and her family have been for decades, I am the party-crasher, and communication is clearly a challenge. I am trying to decide whether to switch to a sermon on the fruits of the Spirit, forbearance in particular. I am not inclined to lecture at my congregation, but perhaps merely to reflect upon the call of Christ to the challenge of forbearance in community.

    If anyone has advice, I'm reading!

    Nothing to offer for breakfast yet, as I have to go and get some routine bloodwork done. Maybe later.

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    1. I think I hear a response to the crisis in the congregation in the story of the man whose name is legion. You say that it is there "that Jesus fearlessly and compassionately confronts our ills." Are there ways that Jesus is confronting the people in our country, your community, your congregation? Can you wonder about how Jesus is confronting your community right now--maybe not in the secret machinations about the organist but in ways that would lead people to look at the how of Jesus' confrontation with the man in the tombs? Or maybe you could look at the tombs in which people are exiled--kind of a Russian doll approach? I'm sure your path through this preach is finding you.

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    2. Ugh - the curve balls are Legion! Sorry you're having to figure this. x

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    3. Just know this, friend: The reasons for her leaving are *legion* and are being hung on "theological differences." This is no fun, no matter what.

      At this point, her resignation is not official, and it's (slightly) possible that the rumors will not lead to that outcome. I've seen that happen. By the time you preach, the emergency meeting will not have happened, although surely there will be rumors flying and undercurrents galore.

      If you are looking for suggestions, I hope you will consider keeping the scripture and the title you had planned and much of the rest of your previous sermon direction. I would probably weave in the kinds of things RevAlli suggested in order to make it relevant to what the congregation is dealing with.

      Prayers are with you.

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    4. I have been looking at the "Not Fruits" from last week as the Legions for this week - then will use the Fruits next week. Don't know if that helps or not, but it ties together very well.

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    5. sorry - "not fruits" from next week - jealousy, anger, envy, etc

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  10. Good morning all. Hi Liz!!! waving across the waters! Thanks for hosting this morning. I needed to write yesterday so I could be less distracted for our first all ages " Show the new pastor our beautiful area " day trip today. No idea who will show up but we will have fun! Tomorrow is my installation as their first female installed pastor. The music will be glorious! Lovely write up in the news paper Friday. One of my new people is a gifted newspaper writer who loves to learn and share people stories. We got along fabulously. So looking forward to the ways she will share that calling.

    Preaching Luke slanted toward the chains of being Legion rather than set free to be who God intends. Alan Chambers formerly of Exodus and his renouncement of "gay conversion " is in their as an illustration of someone who has been living as Legion. Will look at it again when we get back.

    For now - coffee and a glorious sunrise !
    Blessings on this day


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    1. Congratulations and blessings, Celeste!

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    2. Great idea about Alan Chambers.

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    3. Celeste, blessings on your installation. And enjoy the tour! x

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    4. You ROCK! Yea, God! Have a mucho-blessed weekend, dear one.

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  11. 770 words, including a song? it will have to do. posting shortly.

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  12. I would go with whatever 'bubbles' up from inside me. You have people dealing with suicide and mental health issues, and that fits with this reading.
    a few months after I started here, Hannah was the reading - and I told my story of infertility. It allowed people to know a little more about me, hopefully modelled a way of reflecting on our life situations and the Bible, and opened up some conversations about issues that I had not known about.
    praying for God to guide you,

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  14. as you can see I am having trouble leaving a response to an entry. the above comment, by 2, is in response to anonymous above.

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  15. printing orders of service for musicians etc, already e-mailed the iPad my order of service.
    sermon is here
    the song we are singing after the sermon is an Australian song, and I can't find the words anywhere online that I can link you to. here is part of it:
    Like the woman of old
    Each day – we go to the
    Wellsprings of life to
    find Jesus there

    Some days our minds are reeling
    There’s too much happening we need to stop
    Some days our souls are parched
    We need the water – so thirsty

    11.00pm, time for a cuppa and bed.

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    1. pearl - enjoy your well earned cuppa. Will check out your post soon.

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  16. I have been up since the crack of dawn trying to get mine finished. (Used to be a night owl, now a lark) I am running with Elijah. I am doing it in narrative , as God seems to use story to slip beneath the radar and touch areas I didn't even think of. And people remember stories. This one was a struggle as it seemed to come out more of a poem, for some reason? Prose, but written in concise, poetic style. I am alternating between feeling good about it, and having the heebie-jeebies.. Taking the main theme of God looking for (and after) us when we are running in the other direction, and of us not finding him the places we expect, when we are looking for him. Covering fear, depression, anger, self pity, and the wonders of freshly baked cake, cool water and much needed sleep. I don't usually post mine on my blog, but i might with this one, if it works.

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    1. We'd love to see it when you're ready to share. Sounds great! I find it more difficult to post from ipad. Box freezes if I touch it! OK from laptop, though.

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    2. One of the reasons we're working on a move to WordPress; Blogger is very unfriendly to iPads and iPods. Hang in there! Change is coming.

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    3. My son is supposed to help me move my Blogger stuff to WordPress which he says will be far superior.

      And that iPad I want: Business Expense, right?!?

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    4. I can recommend WordPress from every angle.. and Ipads. If you want to see it, Liz, where do I post it? In this reply stream?

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    5. I can't subscribe to comment replies for some reason.. just get gobbledigook )- java script?) when I press that link. I will have to keep checking.

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    6. Looking forward to the shift to WordPress. It will be good to have Martha's expertise guiding the way both to WordPress and to RevGals tomorrow.

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    7. Still not very sure- but it is up! Not sure how to link it here, but it is on the face book page. My name is Ruth.

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  17. I too am having great difficulty with this box. It was freezing my phone and ipad. And it doesn't seem to show my avitar.. doing very odd things with everything else on the page too..

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  18. Back from grocery shopping and have had lunch. Now have a dog curled up on my lap. Can't possibly disturb her. I've missed her this week. So may take a snooze to prepare for writing. :)

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  19. Just checking in before we head out to a community wide garage sale. I'm preaching Elijah, but haven't started writing. We're having our annual outdoor service/picnic, and I had forgotten just how much work it is! Since we're outdoors, guitar music is all we have, and the only guitarist (how is that even possible!) is me. I've been battling worse than usual allergies all spring and my biggest worry right now is that I won't be able to sing or speak outside without constant coughing. This sounded like such a good idea a couple of months ago...

    I'll be back after the garage sale. As I re-read this post, I thing maybe I sound a little Elijah-like. That may be a starting point for my sermon writing.

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    1. Ramona, hope you won't end up empathising too much with Elijah because of your own bad day!

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  20. I am preaching Elijah text from June 9th, but haven't gotten inspired yet. Dealing with a Broken toilet seat/lid and a group of not so helpful trustees while kids are running wild and hubby is sleeping (3rd shift).

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    1. Megan, maybe when you get to it and discover life beyond the unhelpful Trustees, :) the party for June 9th will be helpful.

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  21. Again not preaching but love the ideas that are bubbling up. I haven't preached since Easter 4 so I am feeling a bit out of the loop.

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    1. Muthah, glad you've joined the party.

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  22. Preaching this weekend and next two - all sermons pretty much done - I am linking them together - we'll see how that works...
    Sr Warden asked for sermons to be recorded for website - so I now have a Vimeo and Podbean account - I hope that covers it. Will upload it all to my blog later to see how it works - or not.
    Wedding to attend today and VBS next week.

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    1. Look forward to hearing the results, Amy. Blessings on the technology.

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  23. It's time. It's really time. It's time to turn OFF the computer and get to the praying, thinking and cogitating it takes to bring that sermon to life. Drawn to the man amongst the tombs. Thinking that we all find ourselves there at one time or another in our lives. Need to get to that place in me before I start writing my way back out.

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  24. I am the lector and put together the order of worship this week for RevGal Elizabeth Nordquist (A Musing Amma) who is our pulpit supply this week. My favorite week of our pastor's sabbatical. :-) I have the Time with Children for which I think I am using Carolyn at Worshiping with Children's suggestion of reading a bit of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day as in introduction to the kind of day Elijah is having.

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  25. Wendy, hope you have fun - I'm sure the children will!

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  26. Enjoyed a nap. 3 days interviewing and writing reports has taken its toll. But we are due at a birthday party in an hour, so I must get something written.

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  27. I am focusing on Elijah this week. I am trying to get to the place where we see God on his journey (our journey) that leads to a place of transformation - but struggling in my allergic haze. It is hard to be clear when everything is so fuzzy.

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    1. Heather Joan, sounds like you are the illustration for tomorrow's sermon. Hope you can preach through the haze.

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  28. I am so incredibly grateful that the CE director and I decided to go with a VBS Sunday tomorrow--we have a script to be read by various participants of the past week, so I don't have to write a sermon today. I need a break, so I'm grateful for the day to cook, nap, read, listen to podcasts, watch a movie, and generally veg. This Sabbath is MUCH needed!

    so far I've made a delicious soba noodle-tofu-broccoli-shiitake stir fry in a peanut-ginger-soy-sauce. there's plenty--help yourselves! There's a nice tart rose that matches the saltiness nicely too. Enjoy. Dinner tonight is a curry "risotto"....stop by around 7. :-)

    Praying for all of you writing preachers--love to you!

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    1. Teri, so glad of a tiny bit of Sbbath for you. Enjoy. Sounds like you're cooking up a storm. Thank God for VBS Sunday.

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  29. I'm afraid I wimped out of the party to which we were invited. Apart from needing to write sermon, I am just so tired. Couldn't face putting myself out there - or another late night.
    So - have cooked some salmon in a pomegranate sauce and have lots of summer veg to serve with it. Come and share - it is delicious hot or cold.
    While the oven was doing its thing, I've also made a good start on the sermon - about Wimpy king Ahab!

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    1. Mmmm, Salmon with pomegranate sauce & summer veg? Thank you! Sounds lovely!

      I'm tired too-- would love to take our current batch of farmhands out to the ocean for a pleasant diversion, but instead I'm trying to write a sermon that includes Galatians, Luke's demon-afflicted man, and some oblique reflection on my first six months as pastor (during which the classic "honeymoon period" got displaced by a series of crises including an exploding stove and some explosive church members). Trying to write prayerfully and pastorally--glad the Spirit has my back!

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    2. Urgh, sorry-- "RevCelt" is actually me, accidentally posting from the account I use for my sermon blog.

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    3. Hi MaineCelt. Sorry you can't go to the ocean yet. I'm pleased to report that my family have returned from the party with lots of lovely cupcakes. Supper and bed for me.

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  30. Back from touring the garage sales and an impromptu trip into town to pick up a couple of things I need. Nursing home service is almost done. Still need the sermon for tomorrow, but I have an outline, so I feel pretty good about that.

    Time to sit down and write. And then to get to the odds and ends needed to get ready for tomorrow's outdoor service. I'm hoping all goes fast enough that I can spend an hour (maybe 2?) out in the garden!

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    1. Ramona, here's to a couple of hours in the garden.

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  31. And - the sermon is done
    Not much help to those of you on the Lectionary - but I did this week's last week.
    Not planning to stay up much later - apologies. But I'm sure you'll all party on. I'll be back in the morning to see if there are any very late night folks still around, or early morning this side of the pond. Blessings!

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  32. Just back from a Presbytery meeting...some of it life giving...other parts???

    I've got a sermon...but it needs a whole lot of serious tweaking. I might have a way into to that thanks to the live-giving part at the meeting today.

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    1. Wow! Life giving parts of a Presbytery meeting. Wonders never cease! Hope you can use them to tweak. Blessings, Purple

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    2. I know Liz...it was a very small part but still. In the end, I didn't end up using that moment in the sermon...but it will make an appearance sooner versus later I am sure.

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  33. At the beginning of the week I wondered to myself when I read David Lose's cautionary note, "What's this all about?" Now I know. I had to visit the land of madness today--madness in those I love, madness in those with whom I work, madness in myself--in order to reach the sermon the text was demanding. Here it is: Love Bade Me Welcome

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  34. Sermon is done. I won't post it because I'm experimenting this summer with preaching from an outline - so I don't have a manuscript to post. I'm finding I'm much wordier with an outline. I don't know if it's because I try to cram more in or I just ramble a bit.

    We're going to think about the times, like Elijah, when we think everyone is out to get us, or we're overwhelmed by the size of the responsibility or we think we are the only one doing the job. And then think about how God meets us in the wilderness, and provides for us there (and how worship is one of those places of provision). I'm inviting people to cry out to God in the form of prayers on index cards. I'm including a spot in the prayers of the people for everyone to pray theirs silently. And then encouraging everyone to lift up 'the silent prayers of our congregation' in their prayers this week. I figure, we're outdoors so their already out of their comfort zone, so maybe they will be more open to doing this.

    I discovered that I should actually play the music before I decide it's something I can play! I had to change a couple of songs. So glad I didn't print the music out earlier this week like I planned!

    Good thing it doesn't get dark till almost 10 - I still have about an hour of work before I can get in the garden!

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  35. It's certainly hopping out there in sermon-writing land today. Inspiring and impressive!

    I was industrious earlier today on some other things, but now I'm dragging severely. Made major headway on several other projects, but not the sermon, and now it seems like finishing those other things and starting the sermon will NEVER happen. Oh, I also need to do laundry and pack for camp, which starts Sunday afternoon/evening.

    These long daylight hours are lovely, except they are fooling me into thinking I have much more time than I actually do :)

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  36. Checking in here after a loooong week and a looong day. I'm working on next week's edition, because I'm not preaching tomorrow , and I'll be out of town all week. Elijah passing his mantle to Elisha, and the chariot taking him to heaven.

    If anyone is in need of sunshine, humidity, or high temperatures, I'll be happy to share.

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  37. Sermon tweaked (ok...a 1/3 re-write) and posted here

    Using Luke and the healing of the ten lepers...actually and focused on the nine and I hope brought a fresh perspective to the passage.

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  38. Well as usual, I'm way off track from every one else. A couple of months ago, I read a devotion about the jailer in Acts 16. I realized I've never read acts from the point of view of the people who were converted. So the next three weeks I'm in Acts 16. I know there is no record of what became of the slave girl so not a conversion story there, but still a story. Tomorrow we will look at Lydia. The reason I'm posting asking for a little prayer. Tomorrow I'm taking a big leap and going in without notes. I'll tell Lydia's story in a monologue from her "friend" in four movements: dealer in purple cloth, down to the river to pray, enter Paul with the good news, Lydia's response. Then go back through the movements in terms of where we might be in the story. This is a huge step for me, so prayers appreciated.

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    1. LIZ, prayers being offered. Sounds exciting. Hope you and your listeners enjoy!

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  39. esperanza, please send some sun this way. cold and wet and wintry in Sydney - well it is winter:) but more rain coming and the potential for flash flooding along parts of the coast. Not as bad as other parts of the world.

    home from worship,

    you are a generous and courageous bunch of people.

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    1. gladly. I wish for it in winter and then don't appreciate it when it arrives!

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  40. Hey preachers! Checking in late as I just returned in the last hour from four awesome days on Martha's Vineyard. I so needed that! I actually wrote my sermon last night so that I could take a later ferry home today.

    So I'm preaching Kings and Luke and talking about "terrible horrible very bad no good days" and God's power when we find ourselves in such places...now I am going to read what I wrote last night and make sure it actually makes sense!

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  41. It's 11:00pm here and I have just pulled in from a 3.5-hour drive after a very interaction-heavy day (wedding). This has been a strenuous weekend so far, and I feel mentally and physically exhausted. But! I still have the last half of the sermon to write! Wheee! I did outline the last half when I left it 12 hours ago, and I have played with it in my mind while I drove (though not as much as I would've liked, as one of my sons was in a very chatty mood all the way home), so I'm very hopeful I can get it knocked out rather quickly. I am soooo ready for my pillow.

    Hope some of y'all are still up and partying with me!

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  42. Okay, I wrapped up two big items on the to-do list, which feels really good. But there is still a late dinner to eat, laundry to do, camp packing to do, and a sermon and kids' sermon to come up with. Yikes.

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  43. Well, looks like I'm partying alone over here, but now I'm ready to shut it down. I have a draft, though it currently looks like a hot mess to my tired eyes. Gonna catch a few hours of sleep and see what sense I can make of it in the morning - after a nice big cup of my own coffee in my own kitchen. Yahoo!

    Blessings on all of you. Catch you on the flipside!

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    1. Earth chick - hope what seemed like a hot mess came out preach able. Lots of rest for you to catch up on, hope it happens.

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    2. You weren't alone earthchick--I was here pretty late!

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  44. OK. Kettle and coffee pot are on for those tweaking this morning. If we can't be fierce, lets be fabulous for Jesus ( as is said often in this forum). Blessings on all your remaining prep and on your preaching today. And thanks for partying here. x

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  45. Thanks for hosting Liz...I am here and just finishing up the sermon on Jesus and the man with demons, whew. Good thing I'd been thinking about it for a while and found some stuff in a sustainable sermon to stitch everything together!

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