Summary of what I was saying and why:
Having not been on the ball with scheduling the Sunday for St Peter’s Scout Troop to join us and make their Scout Pledges, Lent 1 became Scout Sunday. Which became a significant part of sermon preparation. I wanted to acknowledge and include the Scouts but not let their presence overshadow Lent.
Jesus Count: low
Good News: Jesus is our priority.
What did I change on my feet?
As with every interactive sermon, a lot flows from how that interaction goes.
What didn’t work/what did I miss?
I had printed a copy of Baden-Powell’s last message so I could read the quote but I left it at my eps eat and it didn’t feel right to walk back to retrieve it.
What did work?
It was nice to have some interaction. I want to do that more regularly.
Other sermons I liked:
Priest Roberston considers lent and sabbath.
Priest Baum tells us not to take this personally.
Priest Castellan reminds us how good it is that we can’t fix ashes.
(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.