Maybe this week you’re particularly praying for God to put words in your mouth, to raise up a prophet…it’s the middle of winter for many of us, and it’s that part of the Epiphany season when we’re getting tired of the first chapter of Mark and simultaneously our minds are occupied with Lent planning. In many churches (well, okay, mine anyway!) it’s also chili cook-off season…which brings to mind Paul’s discourse on food. Perhaps when someone asks for your secret chili ingredient, you can say “knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.” (ha!) Or maybe you’ll seriously take it on–part of our constant seeking for both holiness and wholeness (of ourselves and community) means thinking about even mundane things. Or maybe you think this aspect of Scripture and everyday life needs to be addressed.
Are you continuing with Mark, the demons who know Jesus, the command to be silent, and the amazement at Jesus’ authority?
Or is this perhaps a week you just need some good news–the kind you can find in the Psalm with its praise, promise, and remembering?
Whatever you’re working on this week, we’re here to create worship together. Drop in to the comments with your ideas, seeds of ideas, words or phrases, hymn ideas, or liturgical resources we need to know about, so we can join in the creative process together!
Andy James says
We have our annual meeting of the congregation this Sunday, and it seems right and appropriate to do some remembering and celebrating. Plus, I’ve preached on call the last two Sundays, so Deuteronomy doesn’t seem helpful, and Mark, well, is just a tough preaching text. I’m leaning toward the psalm – it just seems to fit and work.