Category Archives: Sabbatical

Sabbatical – Week One

I am leaving this morning, Saturday, for Ireland. I am so glad I gave myself a week to rest and unwind before departure. I went shopping for the trip. Thanks to a few Trinity members for suggesting I go to … Continue reading

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Sabbatical Companions

Who are the people I will travel with or visit between July 1-Oct. 7? My companion in Ireland will be Joy Donathan. I met Joy my first month in Idaho, November 2010, at the ecumenical 20s-30s Bible Study (back when … Continue reading

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Commissioning for Sabbatical

My Sabbatical Task Force asked me to find or create a commissioning service for the end of worship my last Sunday before beginning the sabbatical journey. I went to the Facebook page for revgalblogpals and was thankful to find a … Continue reading

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Why Ireland

Ireland has been working on me for a while. It started when I was in my first call as a pastor in rural Iowa, putting many miles on my Camry driving all over the Loess Hills. Pre-podcast days, I started … Continue reading

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Storytelling – Congregational Renewal

Our sabbatical task force at Trinity did something wonderful, in my opinion. We sketched out congregational renewal activities which will mirror what I am doing on sabbatical. In this blog post I am also listing our guest preachers, who will, … Continue reading

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Storytelling-My Renewal-Preview

“What makes your heart sing?” That’s the question everyone is asked when they apply for a Lilly Grant to fund his or her sabbatical. For me the answer was stories–novels, a story by a parishioner or friend or family member, … Continue reading

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Sabbatical: Frequently Asked Questions

When is it? Pastor Meggan’s send-off Sunday will be June 30. She will return to the office Oct. 7 and to worship Oct. 13. Who will preach and preside and care for the congregation? Vicar Mia Crosthwaite will be with … Continue reading

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