Do we see the people and things that interrupt our carefully ordered days as unwelcome irritations? Or can we see them as sacred disruptions? We are invited to look around us with new eyes, recognizing the holy in our midst.
Our welcome back to our pulpit as a guest speaker this Sunday Rev. Mary Dicken. Rev. Mary Dicken is an ordained United Methodist clergyperson, currently serving at Meridian Street United Methodist Church in Indianapolis and previously serving churches throughout southern Indiana and in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She is passionate about connecting the church with the hurts and hopes of the world, creating space for sacred questions, and making room for people who have not always felt comfortable or welcome in the church. In addition to her vocation as clergy, Mary is also a professional harpist, performing with orchestras and chamber groups, and as a soloist. She loves traveling, hiking, drinking coffee, growing food, and surrounding herself with furry and feathery creatures. Currently, she lives with her border collie Bella and five chickens, affectionately dubbed by church members as “the church ladies” (their coop is at the parsonage behind the church). Her writings are included in two recent books: We Pray With Her (Abingdon Press, 2018) and Speaking Truth (Abingdon Press, 2020).
- Speaker: Rev Mary Dicken
- Worship Leader: George “Kaz” Kazlusky
- Special Music: Tree of Life Choir
- Hymn: Billy Seger