We had fun in worship today, thinking about saints. My sermon title was Heroes?
I showed a variety of images — can you guess how each one fit? Spiderman, St. Francis of Assisi, Martin Luther King, Jr., X-Men, Michael Phelps, Heroes (the TV show), Mother Teresa, Senator McCain, St. Jerome, Dorothy Day, Nelson Mandela, Senator Obama, Nick & Joan Huizenga
Those last two names are the most important (to me) since they’re my parents — two of the “ordinary saints” that still walk this earth, praise God!
I DO love the two saintly hymns we sung: For All the Saints (one of those powerful, sober tunes meant to be played on organ) balanced by I Sing a Song of the Saints of God (simple, playful, ordinary, perfect for piano). During communion we sang Jesus Thou Joy of Loving Hearts.
Then we were benedicted and discharged to coffee hour (to eat pumpkin-shaped cookies, of course).
What did you do for worship today?