Sunday, January 21, 2007

Superfluous

I'm feeling whiny. Please bear with me....

I don't know if I'm being overly sensitive, but it seems as if my involvement in worship leadership is getting less and less as the weeks go by. Today I led a prayer and did the Invitation to the Table. I watched as the interim led the rest of the communion liturgy, including breaking the bread and pouring the cup. I used to preach at least once a month, but now I preach every 8 weeks.

I feel superfluous. There's going to be a new pastor soon and s/he isn't going to inherit me. It's time to go.

10 comments:

PPB said...

I'm sorry.
Today I did the invitation to the offering. And that was it. Hardly worth leaving St. Mattress for.
Is there any chance that the "real" pastor will make things better?

Linda (FM) said...

I'm sorry. For what it's worth, I think it's her insecurity, but that doesn't make it any better for you. Give me a call if you want to talk.

Alex said...

That is really crummy. Count me into the group who would be happy to talk with you... I don't "get" why other women pastors can be so lacking in collegiality! Give a sister a break!

Songbird said...

I'm sorry, too. What they said.

Iris said...

Thank you all so much for your support. To be fair, I think that the interim is trying to keep my hours down since I am part-time. Hence, the fewer preaching opportunities. That doesn't explain the worship leadership, however. My PIF (PCUSA resume on crack- I love it!) is ready to go!

Pink Shoes said...

Ew. That's icky.
Peace be with you.

Cathy said...

(o)

thinking of you..

hipchickmamma said...

sending you good thoughts and prayers.

St. Casserole said...

Creeps me out when they cut down preaching opps.

Whine with us as often as you feel like it. Who understands better?
No one.

cheesehead said...

I really dislike it when we (clergy) do this to each other.

(o)