Also, between yesterday and today I probably spent three or four hours putting together and writing liturgy for Sunday around the theme of "Carrying God's Light" because we are having a missionary speak on Sunday and are venturing off the lectionary. So, I had put together a call to worship, a prayer of thanksgiving, a bulletin cover, the song order, etc., when I realized that two weeks from Sunday, the text we are focusing on is the later parts of Matthew 5: "Let your light shine before others that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." So, back to the drawing board for Sunday! At least I have the bulletin almost done for February 13th.
I'm going to the CSO tonight for some Mozart piano concertos and to Old Town School of Folk for a John Gorka, Lucy Kaplansky, and Eliza Gilkyson concert! It's going to be a good weekend!
My take on the State of the Union Responses by Republicans/Tea Partiers:
1. Michelle Bachman, look at the camera when you speak...and then resign. You give Minnesota a bad name.
2. Paul Ryan, take off all the lapel flair; you're not working at TGI Fridays.
Sometimes when I'm at the gym up at school, I want to walk around to all the treadmills and turn them up about one-two mile per hour. Some people just amble on those things like they're out for a stroll in the park. Get moving! These are probably the same people drinking zero calorie sports drinks. Okay, now I need to get moving on planning another service for this week.