I appreciate the disciplined way Pastor Joe Fuiten (Cedar Park Church, Bothell, Washington) uses the calendar. Far more than merely paying attention to Christmas and Easter, Joe routinely acknowledges special days. Some are ancient observances (like Jewish feast days), while others are largely of his own making (like Presentation Sunday).
Last Sunday was what he calls the annual Blessing of the Businesses, a day when he emphasises God's rule over every aspect of our lives, nations, and end economies and he leads his congregation in praying for businesses.
Joe's short sermon aligns really well with the topic of this blog. Take a few minutes and listen to his presentation by clicking here.