Summary of what I was saying and why:
Last week I had to announce that my parish is closing. As I was trying to write that letter I knew that part two, sort of unofficially, would be this sermon. I knew how the letter would end. I knew that part of our truth is that we are closing but we have not failed. As I was trying to find the words to explain and help my parish believe that truth while thinking about the sermon I still needed to write, this is the sermon that showed up.
Jesus Count: high
Good News: Jesus saves us.
What did I change on my feet?
Not much of this one got written down, so all of it and none of it.
What didn’t work/what did I miss?
I don’t know. This week, I just don’t know.
What did work?
I also know that I preach what I need to hear and I really needed to hear this this week.
Other sermons I liked:
Priest Pankey looks at the Transfiguration through one of the top questions I also get: prayer.
Bishop Doyle thinks about the Transfiguration after Diocesan Convention.
Priest Giroux who ties the Baptismal Covenant to the Transfiguration.
And because it is Ash Wednesday today and George is a fabulous preacher: Priest Baum talks about vegans, judgment, kindness, and Jesus.
(Don’t see your sermon or a sermon you liked? Maybe I don’t know about it. Leave me a comment with a link and I’ll take a look.)