Friday Five- time out edition

Our sister Sally writes…

Holy Week is almost upon us, I suspect that ordained or not, other revgal/pals calendars look a bit like mine, FULL, FULL, FULL…..

Jesus was great at teaching us to take time out, even in that last week, right up to Maundy Thursday he withdrew, John’s gospel tells us he hid! He hid not because he was afraid, but because he knew that he needed physical, mental and spiritual strength to get through…

So faced with a busy week:

1. What restores you physically?
I am restored by time outdoors…walking, riding my bike, etc. Yesterday I played my first round of golf in 2009 with a good friend. It was exactly what I needed to provide some balance to a week filled with worship planning and pastoral care.

2. What strengthens you emotionally/ mentally?
Adequate sleep and exercise.

3. What encourages you spiritually?
Praying the hours and time in the Word…beautiful, meaningful liturgies. Lately I have been quite grateful for Unfailin Lighta liturgy written for evening communion by Susan Briehl and Marty Haugen. We used this for our Lenten midweek services.

4. Share a favorite poem or piece of music from the coming week.

What Wondrous Love is This

5.There may be many services for you to attend/ lead over the next week, which one are you most looking forward to and why? If there aren’t do you have a favorite day in Holy week if so which one is it?
By far, it would be Vigil of Easter. This year our Director of Spiritual Formation is working with several members to creatively share the narrative of salvation history. I can’t wait…but I will!


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sally
    Apr 03, 2009 @ 08:21:00

    I can’t wait, but I will, that is such an Easter laden statement!


  2. Processing Counselor
    Apr 03, 2009 @ 09:44:00

    I’d like to learn golf, hmmm.


  3. altar ego
    Apr 03, 2009 @ 10:49:00

    There are some distractions from the weight of the week that are truly beneficial. Golf is one. If only I played! I’ve got a new puppy, however, and she is provided plenty of distraction!


  4. Barbara B.
    Apr 03, 2009 @ 11:33:00

    Yes, time outdoors is the best!


  5. Purple
    Apr 03, 2009 @ 12:09:00

    I must check out the music selection you mentioned and the Vigil sounds wonderful. May it be so.


  6. river song
    Apr 04, 2009 @ 17:54:00

    I’m with you on Easter Vigil! Two of my best memories ever are kindling the new fire one year and reading the Easter proclamation another. BTW, this is Leah signed in with my other blogger/gmail account. Blessed Palm Sunday of the Passion to you!


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