St Peter’s has a mid-week service and have been working toward recording and occasionally posting those sermons. My mid-week sermons are often shorter and closer to extemporaneous. This year the Feast of Holy Cross Day fell on a Wednesday.
Morsels & Stories: We spend some time talking about our favourite parts of Scripture.
Because this was interactive and personal, much of it may not have recorded well. I’d invite you to ponder the questions yourself in those times.
Sermon: It’s all about the party.
The lessons for today can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Luke 15:1-10.
Morsels & Stories: I asked people to reflect on the times in their life when everything was just right, even if it was just half a second. There will be a bit of silence and some strange background noise as a few people share. Feel free to take this time to remember similar times in your life.
Sermon: Jesus heals on the Sabbath, breaking into a centuries old conversation of how we honour our relationship with God.
The lessons can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Luke 13:10-17.
Morsels & Stories: I read from The Spy on Noah’s Ark.
Sermon: Because the end of my week was taken up with taking care of some emergency health issues for my dog (who is definitely on the road back to health now), I never had the time to finish a sermon. So I talked about 4 different ideas that might have become a full sermon. A sort of homilectical tapas rather than a single sermon.
The lessons for today can be found by clicking here. I touched on ideas from Hosea 11:1-11 and Luke 12:13-21.
We transferred St Peter (and St Paul’s) feast day, which is usually the 29th, to Sunday so we could celebrate. St Peter is our patronal saint, which is a fancy way of saying our church is named after him.
As it was a special day, I put together a little quiz for Morsels & Stories and the sermon was just a few words at the end of that.