I walked into church a few weeks ago. Bonnie greeted me with, “Cheryl will send you the songs.” I must have had a quizzical look on my face, because she continued, “Somebody talked to you about preaching June 8, didn’t they?”
Umm, no. I guess that’s what happens when you miss a Session meeting.
I was planning a trip to Maine that weekend, but, it was early enough to switch weekends. So, I guess I’ll be filling in this weekend at West Fayette (NY) Presbyterian Church.
Actually, I really don’t mind. I find it an honor and am thankful the congregation entrusts the pulpit to me.
Now, I don’t preach. I try to turn the liturgical readings into everyday examples and weave theology and real-life Christianity into a lesson we all can follow, including myself. I know I grow each time I lead worship.
This week’s theme is Pentecost and the sermon is titled Do You Feel It? The homily has been written, rehearsed and rewritten … and probably will be tweaked right up until service time.
May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in YOUR sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
That’s why, my friends, I ask for your prayers again. Pray the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart are indeed pleasing in His sight. I can honestly say I feel your prayers enveloping me whenever I step into the pulpit.
If you happen to be in the Finger Lakes area of New York, I welcome you to join us at 9 a.m. at West Fayette Presbyterian Church, on Route 336 just east of Route 96A and a few miles south of Geneva and north of Sampson State Park. I invite you not to listen to the guy in the pulpit, but to enjoy the fellowship of the little church with the big heart.
THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: I firmly believe what happens in your past is a life lesson … something you learn from. I do believe one should never, ever let the negative things that have happened in their life define who they are. If you constantly live in the past, you never look to the future.