I have led one service and have just one more to go. For the last several weeks I’ve spent the time between the services planning worship services for the following week, but this week… no planning needed… I did a bit of prep for a baptism I’ll have the blessing of performing in the 11:00 service and had a good, reflective conversation with a trusted elder… The praise team offered me a sung blessing after my sung blessing this morning. It seems that something similar might be in the works for the next service. It seems this congregation is good at sending… I didn’t ask for it. I’m blessedly receiving it.
I am offering a prayer of thanksgiving in both services for the gift of these seven months. It truly has been vocationally clarifying. And… I’ve been reminded how much I love parish ministry. Something that has been dormant in me has awakened. And I give thanks to God.
And now may I focus my energies on my scholarly formation and my family commitments. And may a blossom be well on its way in a year’s time!