Pastor Mark, Jonathan, and I met yesterday to plan out the summer worship and preaching schedule. I’m looking forward to it. Here’s a little preview:
May 30/31 – July 4/5 The Heart’s Cry: Experiencing the Psalms (visit page)
If I were doing this as a children’s series I might use the cast of characters from Pixar’s new movie Inside Out to represent the Psalms. Each character represents a basic human emotion: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, Disgust. The Psalms are an expression of these emotions as the Psalmists cry out to God from the depths of their hearts.
July 11/12 – August 1/2 Credo: The What and Why of the Apostle’s Creed
The Narrative Lectionary recommends that the congregation take the summer to address a different part of the Catechism. This year we will look at the Apostle’s Creed and see that the word “Credo” means more than simply agreeing with an idea. Credo means I believe, I belove, I belong. I will be on vacation for two of those weeks, but I’ll do the introduction and the Third Article.
August: Ask-the-Pastor-a-Question Series
I’m really looking forward to this one. We will have a card in the bulletin during the month of June on which people can write questions and note their favorite hymns and worship songs. We will then plan the worship in August to address these questions and sing these songs. Get your questions ready!