second semester started today…oh boy, though it wasn’t that bad. I probably should be starting my readings, but I’ve decided to take a break for the rest of the day. It doesn’t mean I won’t do the weekly lectionary. That will be coming shortly. What I think will be really interesting is having my pastor be one of the teachers this semester.
You know, I’m not the best at writing blogs, or even journaling, but I will try my best.
At this time I’m in the process of becoming a lay minister in the Lutheran denomination, specifically the ELCA. Personally, I never wanted to become a lay minister. I fought it tooth and nail until I saw how Luther felt about the whole thing. I realized I felt the same way. It is a very terrifying prospect, and I’m still scared. Recently a member of the congregation asked me why I was doing this, and I told her that I didn’t want to at all. Then our pastor stated that she had to drag me kicking and screaming to make me decide on it.
Along with the classes I’m taking I’m also teaching the Sunday morning Bible study before the service. Right now I’m just about finished with the Augsburg Press study on Isaiah. When finished I’ve decided to start using the lectionary and “prepare” the attendees for what the pastor will be preaching on. From what I’ve seen, it should be interesting. I’ve also noticed that it will take about as much preparation as a sermon.
Along with the Sunday preparations, I will also be pondering on the current readings I will be doing for each class, so there will be a variety of posts.
What’s here is not cut in stone, but my own thoughts on what I’ve been reading. It should be interesting to see what happens here.