On most days during term between 1989 and 1993 I walked through these gates (pictured above) into St Mary’s College in St Andrews. Each day I did I walked past a small noticeboard that gave details of the next service in the University chapel and advertised the name of the preacher.
I always assumed that these preachers were all important and distinguished scholars, big names on the international theological preaching circuit.
It would appear not: look who’s down to preach this coming Sunday (21 January):
If you can’t read it, the sign says:
Sunday 21st January 2007
11 am University Chapel
St Salvator’s Chapel
Preacher: Rev Gareth Saunders
Assistant Information Architect & Web Manager
I was given the Revised Common Lectionary passages in early December and had to provide a sermon title before the end of term … before I’d actually written my sermon.
I chose to preach on 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31a and I’m hoping that “One Body” is vague enough to cover what I’ll eventually preach on (once my sermon has been written) without the only “one body” being mine in the pulpit.
I’m sure it’ll be fine, but if you would please pray for me this week as I read the passage again and again, and read around it, that I’ll be inspired to find the right thing to say for this University congregation.