No, I haven’t gone crazy (ok, crazier), I haven’t lost my calendar, and I don’t mistakenly think it’s Halloween…but I do find the stories in this week’s Lectionary texts from Ezekiel 37 and John 11 compellingly weird, if a tad macabre.
So the title of this post is also my sermon title for Sunday.
Questions I’ll consider:
- Where have you experienced the “valley of dry bones” in your life?
- What message(s) of hope sustained you in those times?
- How might we engage both the reality of despair (such as that currently in Japan or Sudan or even on your block) and the hope of renewal presented in this week’s scriptures?
All are welcome! If you’re in the Chicago suburbs this Sunday, I’d love to have you worship with us at Woodridge United Methodist Church at 9:00 or 10:30 am.