Not the Super Bowl outcome any of my church members were hoping for last night, but we are moving on and getting ready for Mardi Gras Sunday! We've never done this before (at least not to the degree we are this year), so follow me on Instagram (@revsarahweaver) to see some behind the scenes this week!
I continued to preach through the first chapter of the Gospel of Mark this week. I am having so much fun following this chronologically! Part of me would love to go off lectionary sometime and preach through a Gospel in a more intentional way. I love that the lectionary brings us through different parts of the bible, but this has also been a lot of fun.
There is a LOT going on in this morning's passage. My sermon could have gone in so many different directions. I ended up focusing on Jesus retreating to a deserted place to pray. I used the acronym, SIP - sabbath, intentional prayer - as an illustration. So take a sip!