Sunday, September 6, 2009

Quite a first Sunday as interim pastor at FLCC

I received a kind welcome today at FLCC. I think this is one of the most engaged congregations I have ever experienced in terms of interaction during a sermon. Lots of non-verbal communication, and even some verbal responses. I was a bit thrown back, but it was very positive, and about everything a Lutheran preacher can hope for (we tend not to be as interactive in sermons as some other traditions). I appreciate that people are invested in hearing the word of God and making practical applications.

Whew! The heat of the stage lights at FLCC is pretty intense--I need to make some adjustments so I don't pass out...but I'm glad you have them for the sake of the web and local cable TV broadcasts, which I am also glad you do.

In case you were interested in the Robert Fulghum book "Maybe (Maybe Not)" I referenced in the Sunday sermon, here is a link to take a look at the book. I'll post a reading list soon so you can take a look at some of the books I have been reading that might influence my thoughts.

I hope you have a great Labor Day. I'm glad the weather has cooled down a little for my half-marathon in Woodinville tomorrow morning!


  1. Thanks again for the insightful sermon today. The reading list you plan on posting is a fantastic idea. Being a voracious reader, I am always looking to add some good books to my already infinite 'must read' stack! Have you considered perhaps offering a group discussion of aspects of the sermon or reading list during Wednesday night's Buzz (especially as it pertains to the current transition)?

    Much sympathy for the heat from the lighting. Hope you can find a way to cool it down up there!

  2. Excellent ideas--thanks for the suggestions. I like them both. Once I get my family schedule a little more figured out, I'll see what I can do. At least we could do something on the blog.