Preaching this Sunday, January 16

Just letting ya’ll know I’ll be preaching from Isaiah 49 and John 1 (the Revised Common Lectionary texts) at the Church of the Holy City (Swedenborgian) this Sunday. 11 am. Corner of 16th and Corcoran Streets, in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington D.C.

Preaching this Sunday

I will again be preaching at the Church of the Holy City, at the corner of 16th and Corcoran Streets, NW, Washington, this Sunday in case anyone is interested.

No topic to announce yet, but the texts will be from the Revised Common Lectionary.

Note, Hubby and I will have DSL come this Monday which will get me back into regular blogging.

Preaching next Sunday at the Church of the Holy City

When I was doing my graduate research on nineteenth century Universalists, I kept running accross published “appointments” calendars; that is, travelling preachers’ tour schedule. And they didn’t have roadies in those days. (They barely had roads.)

Far easier for me then. I’ll be preaching next Sunday at the Church of the Holy City, at Sixteenth Street and Corcoran Streets in Washington at eleven o’clock.

More on this as I develop my theme.

Sunday with the Swedenborgians

Jesus with sheep: a window at the Church of the Holy City

Before I braved the crowds yesterday, I went to services at the Church of the Holy City, Swedenborgian. The Rev. Andrew Stinson was preaching. The appointed reading was John 21:1-19, where the resurrected Christ meets some of his disciples, Peter included, and commands him to “feed my sheep.”

The disciples were fishing but catching nothing. Christ tells them to cast for fish with their left hand. Doing so, they brought in a load.

A former fisherman, Stinson reminded us that boat now (and likely then) have a “working side” and one where all the junk is kept. To go from one hand to another is not a simple act, but means moving all the junk to the other side of the boat. To follow Jesus, we’d also have to move our junk: not an easy task.

A good point, worth sharing.