About

I’m Sondra Bateman and a certified lay minister within the Lutheran denomination.  I started this blog some time ago to help me understand the lectionary better since I did not grow up in a liturgical church.

Yes, I grew up in a low church setting (low not meaning bad but one with little to no liturgy).  It was only after attending a Catholic Mass with my Dad and step-mom was I truly introduced to it.  We were in a gym, sitting on folding chairs for the service, but I felt like I had come home.  It was the most amazing feeling.  I knew it was right, but I never really acted on it for 15 years.

Skip forward to 2009 and I finally took the step to change denominations.  I could feel Catholicism drawing me in, but there were things I had issues with.  So I considered looking at Lutheranism.

Six months after I joined, our lay minister told me outright that I needed to go to the Parish Lay Missionary Academy to become a lay minister.  I was like “no way!  I will not do that!”

Six months later I attended my first class.

Never would I have known that I would be where I am today if I had not attended that first Catholic Mass.

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