“Lenten Practice 2016” category archive

The Thursday Meal

The most I have to think about today is what to make for dinner.  (Well, that and how to get the dishes done and squeeze in a trip to the zoo because the active 5 year old is showing signs of cabin fever, or if we need to stay home because the toddler seems a [...]

A Sermon to Myself on this Primary Season

Everyone’s weighing in on the primaries today, and honestly, I have no particular credentials as an expert on this, but I’m trying to sort it out for myself, and writing (along with a glass of milk and a pastry) helps me sort, so here goes. If it helps you, too, feel free to join me. [...]

The Stay At Home Reverend: A Collect for Sibling Rivalry

They are all still alive. Nearly to our first stop. A photo posted by Erica Schemper (@eschemper) on Jun 16, 2015 at 5:06pm PDT Oh Jesus, Leader and Wrangler of the Disciples, you know what it is to put up with bickering about silly things, like who sits where, and who eats what, and gets [...]

Worship Together: A Confirmation Workbook for Worship

The gathered community today at HTLC. This picture is for the confirmands, as a reminder of the congregation who welcomed them! A photo posted by Erica Schemper (@eschemper) on May 24, 2015 at 3:12pm PDT This year, I’ve been working more closely with the confirmation process at my church than I have in awhile. One [...]

The (Not So) Daily Office

This is my daily planner. It was part of a kick starter campaign and I wanted it. It integrates the church year with the calendar year, and has space for reflection and planning and journaling. Weeks of it are blank at this point. But there days here and there that I’ve filled in, and reflection [...]

Skipping the Ashes (Or, How the Momming Schedule is Humbling the Rev.)

New season: purples for Lent. A photo posted by Erica Schemper (@eschemper) on Feb 10, 2016 at 7:05am PST If you ask me, when I’m in full-on-clergy mode, I’ll tell you that Ash Wednesday is a wonderful liturgical tradition for kids. It’s the sort of church ritual that they can actually touch. Someone puts dirt [...]

Out of Practice

Hazel, wondering what’s going on: is Mama actually writing a (gasp) blog post?!? A photo posted by Erica Schemper (@eschemper) on Feb 9, 2016 at 10:22am PST This Lent, instead of taking something away I’m going to add. And take something away, sort of. I miss the golden age of blogging (which, in my universe, [...]