Monday, August 04, 2008

Preach It, Sistah

Our pastor is going to be at camp with the kids this coming Sunday, and the designated presiding lay minister for the day has a scheduling conflict, so...yours truly is on deck for the sermon.

And -- woot! -- I drew a great Gospel text for the day: Jesus walks on the water.

I was so inspired that I pretty much composed my sermon in my head last night. And -- I'm so very tickled -- I am using as an illustration my very favorite television program, The Deadliest Catch. I'll tell ya -- I loathe the idea of projection screens in churches, but if I had one I'd play the show opening and theme song. (My contribution to audio-visual aids is requesting our organist to play "Eternal Father, Strong to Save"...which I suspect she was going to do anyway.)

Of course, this being August, with the older kids at camp and other families off on vacations, I'll be lucky to get 50 people in the pew. But that's okay.

5 comments:

Diane said...

this is one of my favorite texts as well! hope to hear more about how it goes.

and I love Eternal Father, Strong to Save as well...

Ruth said...

I'm preaching too!
It's my last Sunday before I take off for seminary, so I thought it'd be nice.

I really should work on it some more....
Last week I had the text floating in my mind...and what is on tv? But Chriss Angel doing a walk on water stunt....and the Myth Busters boys trying to prove/disprove the myth that Ninja's can walk on water...

heh :)

LutheranChik said...

FT says, "Please don't sing the Deadliest Catch themesong" -- because when it comes on I tend to chime in..."I know a place/where the faces are so cold..." Great air guitar song too.

Trish said...

hey! I'm preaching too! I was thinking something along the lines of how when everything around us starts going to pot, the leg we have to stand on is the leg of Christ. But that's VERY early, as I have been swamped with other things. I'm excited to hear how your sermon goes!

Amy said...

Nice to go with the deadliest catch. If I could only get Eddie Money's "If I could walk on water" out of my head... prayers and juju for a good sermon.