I have been starting to work on this week's sermon. The Scripture Reading is Jesus' High Priestly prayer from John 17. The prayer isJesus' prayer for his friends and followers and those who will follow them...
ANd given that it is a month and a half before we move I find that my sermon thoughts are going to one question. What is my prayer for these people with whom I have worked and churched for 9 years?
THe last while has been a time of lasts, and those will continue. The week after I read my letter in worship was Palm Sunday (a day when the UCW always has a Ham Supper). That was the first last--the last UCW meal we will be here for.
Today was another last--the last meeting I will be at of the Community COunselling Advisory BOard. Bittersweet moments all.
But back to the sermon. I have given some thought to what the last Sunday in June will be. But given the confluence of this Scripture passage and where we are as a faith community can I not share some of my hopes and prayers for this community this week? Or does it need to wait for the last Sunday????