Summary of what I was saying and why:
I wanted to work with the richness and variety of angels in the Bible. Tricksters are almost and not at all analogous, so I brought Coyote in a little. (Coyote stories can be found here among other places.)
Jesus Count: low
Good News: Do not be afraid, God has come near to us.
What did I change on my feet?
Everything. I woke up and rearranged everything, which worked better at the second service than the first. Then I forgot transitions. The first service’s sermon was a mess. This one got a little better.
What didn’t work/what did I miss?
At the early service it felt like most everything. In this one, mostly transitions.
What did work?
I preached on angels and their biblical tradition. I was happy I did and have been amazed at the response.
Other sermons I liked:
Priest Castellan seeks Christ in Lazarus (and others).
Priest Sherer considers the importance of awareness to privilege.
(Here’s the list of people I usually listen to. Am I missing someone?)
The Anglican Church of Canada uses the Roman Ordinary Time numbering system instead of numbering the Propers. Because all of this is new to me, I’m now indicating both numbering systems.