Tomorrow is my last Sunday at Holy Nativity, and I have had a wonderful time. But I have been wrestling all month with how to pitch my last sermon. In the end, I’ve gone for a lectern-thumping confession of faith. The Gospel tomorrow is from John 6, and I couldn’t stop myself:
Many of Jesus’ disciples turned back and no longer went about with him. So Jesus asked the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.”
Lord, give all your people Peter’s faith. Strengthen us for your service, and throw us into your field.