I kicked off stewardship this morning and someone said to me as they were leaving church, "That was the best stewardship sermon I've ever heard, I forgot you were talking about money for awhile!"
Jury's still out as to whether or not that's a good thing or a bad thing. ;)
I followed the lectionary and it just happened to line up really well with our theme for the year, It Takes A Church In The Village. I really love the theme this year, because it puts to words what I have been learning about this community for the past 6+ years. We are a church founded in our community and I am so glad we are finally celebrating that!
Full text is available on my blog, www.preachinginpumps.com. Have a great week, everyone!
- Rev. Sarah
Well, if you were wondering how I'm finding the whole balance between motherhood and ministry, the fact that I am here with LAST week's sermon might give you an indication (insert face palm emoji here).
I preached on the Ten Commandments the week after the Las Vegas shooting. I think every now and then we need to remind ourselves that we need to hold one another (and ourselves!) accountable for our actions and our faith. We don't really like rules in the protestant church (particularly this old congregational ones), but we do need to take responsibility and live our lives worthy of God's grace.
Here is last week's sermon. Full text is available on my blog, www.preachinginpumps.com - enjoy!
- Rev. Sarah
Oh friends - I am not even sure where to begin following Sunday night's senseless acts of violence in Las Vegas. We held a prayer service at the church on Monday night and I continue to discern what God is calling me to say this weekend.
Monday morning I posted the following to Facebook:
I am at a loss for words. I went to sleep last night so grateful for the unity we celebrated yesterday on World Communion Sunday, for the opportunity to remind my congregation that around the communion table light shines, love wins and grace comes alive.
And just like that ... 50 people are dead in Vegas.
I still believe in the promises I preached yesterday. Maybe even more so now. But our brokenness is real, raw and undeniable right now. There is still so much work that needs to be done.
Vegas, my prayers are worth you.
Here is my sermon from this past weekend. I think it speaks even more powerfully now. The full text is available at my blog, preachinginpumps.com.
Have a great week, everyone. <3