I’ve been planning my version of 2011, and noticed a happy conjunction of dates.
Easter occupies the last Sunday in April. Not particularly good for those looking for a holiday after term 1, but there you are.
Mothers Day, as usual, is the second Sunday in May. I’m going to persevere with making this work for inviting mums.
That leaves us with the first Sunday in May sitting at something of a loose end. How fortunate, then, that Sunday 1st of May is the day before the 400th anniversary of the publication of the KJV. I’m planning to do a sermon on something to do with the doctrine of scripture – likely its perspicuity and our wealth of opportunity to read it! ‘The Ploughman’s Son’ is the title, referencing Mr Tyndale above.
(And it makes for some kind of link to ‘The Noble Wife’ the following week, where I think Marguerite of Navarre will be my worked example of Proverbs 31. Hopefully that will save me from cliché!)
There was lots of noise for Calvin last year – but I’m not hearing so much about 2011…