Sunday, September 09, 2007

Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh!

I'm back from my pulpit supply gig. What a great morning!

  • I found this morning that for the first time in two years I could fit into my favorite purple suit. So, I felt pretty today.
  • I'm picking the blue play dough that I played with in the pulpit off of my rings. Yeah, I had fun!
  • I most certainly did NOT preach a dud this morning. Thank you, God!
  • The congregation was overwhelmingly warm and welcoming to me.
  • I can tell that the two music directors are incredibly gifted musicians and are worship, rather than performance, oriented.
  • They are going to elect their Pastor Nominating Committee later this month, but I have no clue how long it will take from them to be ready to review PIF's. God, help me to be patient.
  • The chair-apparent of said PNC said to me after service, "So, you're going to apply, right?" This is very, very encouraging, yet at the same time, I hope that she doesn't say that kind of thing to me anymore. I know that they will be receiving PIF's from many other fine pastors and she needs to keep her mind and heart open.
  • God, also help me to trust you. This may be my call..... might not.

18 comments:

more cows than people said...

YES!!!!! so happy for you!

Cathy said...

Sounds like a very good Sunday indeed!

Rev Kim said...

Yay! Glad it went sooo very well.

tngirl said...

Awesome news! Glad the day went well. Peace as you seek patience...Godspeed, my friend.

Towanda said...

well, whatever happens I'm so glad you had such a wonderful morning!

Magdalene6127 said...

Wow... Iris, you sound just like me exactly one year ago... some folks from the church that has just called me dropped in on a preaching gig I had, because they had heard I "might be a good match" for them. A few weeks later I ran into one of them at the grocery store, and she just hugged me and said, "We shouldn't talk about this. But I am so excited about you applying to our church." And then she kind of scooted away.

I tried to put it out of my mind, but it stuck and started to feel like a real invitation.

And I know anything could happen (and usually does!) and that you are right not to try to dwell on it. But sometimes I do believe you can feel the Spirit moving up close and personal.

You're in my prayers, friend.

Mags

Mrs. M said...

Iris, I am wagging for you!!! What a great morning!

(Also, I love the image of an iris in a purple suit... I mean, what else could you wear?!)

Diane said...

prayers and blessings to you!!!!

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

woo-hoo Iris! you rocked the sermon and the purple suit what's next????

Wyldth1ng said...

I am convinced that all pastors are confusing.(Take this with a grain of salt.)

Play Doh is always a plus.

Iris said...

Hey, thanks for the encouragement everyone!

Wyldth1ng, I guess we pastors kind of speak our own language amongst ourselves, don't we? Hopefully I'm not too confusing from the pulpit, though!

Alex said...

:) YAY!

Mary Beth said...

YEa for you!! woot!

revhipchick said...

wow! that's awesome!

you are FABULOUS!

Singing Owl said...

Just read this--smiling all over my face. And the post above...oh my...Maxine and Percy...so close to home for me. I'm glad you are there, even if it is for a short time.

Singing Owl said...

P.S. I have a BEAUTIFUL purple suit that I can't get into. So I relate. Yay for you!

Grace thing said...

(((Iris)))

MayB MayB Not said...

Joining the chorus ... better late than never .. SO HAPPY FOR YOU! Serena