(1) FCS Support Pastor Ian emailed the listserv with his contact information, when he'll be around, etc. (which is a happy-making thing in and of itself) and also said:
For those reading "Altar in the World" - I will be consideringI replied: "Yay! I am excited that we are returning to the Altar in the World sermon series! And you get extra bonus points for doing it while staying on lectionary!"
Chapter 5 "The Practice of Getting Lost - Wilderness",
as I prepare my sermon this week on the scripture - Luke 10:25-37.
This is the story of the Good Samaritan.
(2) I emailed JoeF. to invite him to hear me preach on July 25. He has a previous commitment, but in his reply he said:
I'm happy to hear you're on the platform again. You have a wonderful gift for communicating thoughts and ideas. I wish more people had your willingness to stand up and be counted, whether or not I agree with them.