Monday Morning Musings

Yesterday I preached and Presided at Back in the Saddle Church. it was not my best sermon – not bad – just could have used some more development. But as happens, sometimes, I was really busy last week. Seems everything I had to do in January landed on Sat. Jan. 23. I had the sermon to write and a reflection for the Ft blog, the Preacher Party to host, and a phone interview for a potential new call. Add to that some family drama with a 17 year old child (teenage years are synonymous with “drama”….). Still, the sermon was received well enough considering I suggested that we consider Christians, Jews, and Muslims as the body of God and that we focus our evangelism toward those who have no faith tradition. (Of, course that is a wide open field these days…the unchurched, or dechurched).

But mostly yesterday was a fun day at church. Lots of laughing and sidebar silliness between the clergy staff, the altar party, and even members of the congregation. It is a fun church, “Back in the Saddle,” and so nice to worship with people who like one another, enjoy being together, and can be silly.

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About Terri C Pilarski

I am an Episcopal priest serving a delightfully progressive, interesting, creative congregation. I have been married more than half my life to the same man. We have two grown children, plus two dogs and two cats, although the number of four legged household members changes from time to time. I love to garden, knit, read, and play on Facebook or with my blog. I have been a practitioner of daily meditation since I was nineteen. I practice yoga five days a week and walk every where I am able too.
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8 Responses to Monday Morning Musings

  1. Gabriele says:

    Shared silliness is a much underrated pastime. I love silliness with people I like and trust. So glad you found it on Sunday.

  2. altar ego says:

    I love silliness in church. The irreverence someone keeps everyone from tipping over with anxiety about doing everything "right." Not that that doesn't matter, but when we mess up I think God winks.

  3. Beach Walkin says:

    i'm a BIG fan of silliness. without it… i would be one big fat gordian knot. i'm a bigger fan of when a pastor friend… has a wonderful sunday. AWESOME!!!!!

  4. Jan says:

    It all sounds so good! I'm glad for you.

  5. I am so glad you had a good day… looking forward to the sermon.

  6. Barbara says:

    Sounds good! Thumbs up for silly! 🙂

  7. Barbara B. says:

    oops, that was me up there

  8. Kievas says:

    Agreeing with the others…silliness is a vital component of life, within the church and outside it.

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