[quote=Catholicgolfer]That is a nice point. Yes, I do believe that Catholics are the only one’s with a daily mass. Protestant services are mostly about the sermon. My friend’s methodist church only has communion once a month, but they don’t believe in the true presence so what would be the point of having a daily service in this case?
Incorrect - Methdoists DO believe in Real Presence. But very few Methodists celebrate eucharist daily. In some churches (one I was previously appointed to), it was celebrated twice a week. A decent Methodist worship service ought to be mostly about worshiping God, not about the sermon.
Most United Methodist pastors are appointed to charges or parishes that have more than one church - some may celebrate two, three, or even four services a Sunday.
I am the senior pastor of a parish of five churches; one mother church and four small churches. I have an associate pastor (also ordained) and three lay assistants.
As far as what I do during the week… I usually work about a 60 hour week - most other clergy I know work similar weeks. Outside of a lectionary study group that meets weekly, I might spend 4-5 hours on a sermon. Pastoral counseling, worship planning, church administration, visiting the sick, adult catechism classes, mid-week morning prayer, prayer offices, youth confirmation classes, ongoing adult classes, a bible study class or two, and occasional conference (i.e. diocesan) meetings usually keep my week pretty busy. Saturday evening services are about 6 months away from becoming a reality, I suspect.
And I do have a wife and a daughter. And I do get to spend time with them. While my week can be hectic… who’s isn’t? And, my vocation does have some flexibility that others do not.