Summary of what I was saying and why:
All Saints was also the first Sunday of our pledge month. And I didn’t want it to be a “saints=money, give us money.”
Our response, faithful and wise, to our inheritance is about stewardship.
Theology: hagiology and stewardship
Jesus Count: low
Good News: grace is not budgeted
What did I change on my feet?
Not a lot.
What didn’t work/what did I miss?
I missed some of the budget paragraph in the early service. I didn’t get to anything about how we are to respond by squeezing all of the grace we can out of our lives.
I also missed the recorder. Batteries matter.
What did work?
I liked including the treasure of grace medieval theology.
I also think it was important to contrast God’s abundance with the importance for our budgets.
Other sermons I liked:
Priest Shaver considers our shared death.
Priest Arnold also goes a little Reformation.
Bishop Fisher reminds us that God is backward thinking.
(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.