So I need a little advice. We are going to begin speeding up our transition to weekly Eucharist. I will be starting a sermon series entitled "The Ways We Worship" the last Sunday of August. I will be basing it off Lester Ruth's article "A Rose By Any Other Name" which attempts to categorize protestant worship. Among other things, he notes that people tend to experience God in one of three ways: music, preaching, communion. The first week I will introduce the idea, and then I will spend three weeks each with songs in scripture (Mary's Song, Zechariah's Song, Simeon's Song), sermons in scripture (Peter @ Pentecost, Stephen @ the Sanhedrin, Paul @ Areopagus), and The Lord's Supper in scripture (institution, means of grace, frequency). I will then conclude the series on Christ the King with a sermon titled "The Worship of God and the Mission of God" that will tie in each of the three ways we worship with the great commission. We will be celebrating Holy Communion weekly from All Saints through Epiphany... and hopefully beyond.
Anyway, one thing has been going through my mind lately is a practical question. What do I do when I am gone for a Sunday?
What I am doing is so foreign to typical Nazarene worship that I cannot just plug in some pulpit supply guy to do the liturgy, preach, and do communion. I cannot use a District Licensed, as I would not be there to supervise (along with the myriad of other issues with letting an unordained person "administer" communion). I would have to be able to have someone who like me is committed to word and table and is comfortable with leading "prayer book" worship.
So how do other liturgical Nazarenes handle the dilemma of "filling the pulpit" when the pastor is gone?