I am trying to spend some time working on Holy Week things this week but I will confess I don’t think that I have ever preached on the Ten Commandments but opted to skip over it.
It never felt like there was more to say about these words etched in stone. In these pandemic days, it feels different. There is something comforting about these words that remind us of who we are and what matters. It feels harder and harder to name these things right now for this time. I find myself wondering how we might rewrite these familiar words for this time. I wish I had the brainpower to imagine it right now but luckily there is a beautiful remix offered by enfleshed so I don’t have to do so.
I offer only one prayer this week but commend to you the Worship Words shared weekly by RevGalBlogPals. I will hopefully get my act together to share some more prayers there for next week in addition to the gifts I hope to offer you for Holy Week including an Easter Pageant. Click over to my kitchen to see more hints of what else I’ve got cooking.
Call to Worship Inspired by Exodus 20:1-17 and Psalm 19:1-4 We have ordered our days as best as we could in this season. It has been a whole year and we have tried to be faithful. Even if we haven't changed out of our pajamas or left the house, we have been waiting for you to speak, O God. We come to worship today needing to hear some word of good news. We come to worship today listening for what we have forgotten or ignored about your steadfast love in these days that we are just trying to survive. We come together, O God, waiting for you to speak. Pour out your speech and declare your knowledge. We are ready, God. We are ready.
That’s all I have for you right now, dear pastors. I am praying for you. I am praying for you, as always.