Sunday, October 05, 2008

Sunday Musings

I have really been an uninspired blogger lately, but I am doing well and have lots on my plate right now. I'm basking in the afterglow of a truly wonderful World Communion service where we served six different kinds of bread, including banana bread- yum! If I had permission, I would post the lovely liturgy one of our elders wrote for the presentation of the breads. She told me I could stick it in my files and use it whenever I wanted, and I most definitely will!

Right now, I'm hanging out in my office as I wait for the church picnic to begin in a few hours. I live 45 minutes away, so it's silly to go home. I'll catch a nap, perhaps watch a movie on my computer from netflix, eat some of this bread that's sitting on my desk!

Things are moving along with the church that sent spies. I have a second interview with them a week from Tuesday, which will be a dinner at a pastor nominating committee member's home. They are checking my references and Committee on Ministry wants to meet with me to discuss whether this would be a good match or not. I don't have to truly be "examined" by COM because I'm already a member of this Presbytery. Also, they aren't making me do a neutral pulpit, for which I am grateful. Most of the members heard me preach a year ago when I did pulpit supply and those who didn't came as spies last July!

The COM moderator told me on Friday that I should know one way or another within two weeks. Whee! It'll be good to know- either to tie up loose ends here and prepare for this new ministry or to regroup and refocus.

How are you this fine World Communion Sunday?

ETA: Any of y'all going to the RevGal BE2? I haven't registered yet, but I'm planning on going...and I'll need a roomie! :)


Magdalene6127 said...

Hey Iris... we had a great morning, lots and lots of people (we get our biggest crowds on Communion Sundays). I'm kind of basking, too... it may just be my favorite day of the church year.

Great news about spies, etc! I'll keep that situation in prayer.


Unknown said...

I'm going! I'm going!!
And yes, yay about the interview stuff!

Rev Kim said...

Great news about the interview! I'll be praying for you!

Anonymous said...

awesome news! i hope the 2 weeks fly by. blessings on your interview!

i had been so excited about World Communion Sunday but got totally sidetracked and forgot! terrible!

oh well, there is next year. your service sounds wonderful!

Sarah S-D said...

one to two weeks! how exciting!!!! may all go smoothly and may clarity be gifted to you all.

where is the b.e.? and are babies welcome? i've kind of been out of the rev gals loop. i'd love to be your roomie if i can swing it. no con. ed. money anymore.

Rev SS said...

Yay! I've been checking regularly hoping to hear some good news about progress with the church who sent spies ... like others, praying for clarity and good outcome for all.

Mary Beth said...

I'll see you there! :)

Anonymous said...

i'm hoping to go! i need to see if i can get it approved for cont. ed funds.

email me if you don't have a roomie yet!