This week we enter into the season of Advent, the church season that exhorts us to be alert for the coming of God’s Kingdom, a season that invites us to “stir things up” in order that we might find ourselves in this kingdom, a […]
Who’s Wearing What?
The Lord is king; he has put on splendid apparel” (Psalm 93)
In this week’s first lesson from Daniel we get a glimpse of the heavenly throne and the Ancient One, […]
“Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign that all these things are about to be accomplished? Then Jesus began to say to them, “Beware that no one leads you astray.” (Matthew 13:3-4)
For some this week’s gospel text opens the […]
“Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets! They devour widows’ houses and for the sake of appearance […]
A common theme expressed in each of this week’s appointed All Saint’s Sunday texts is, “tears.” In our first lesson Isaiah writes, “The Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces, …” John has the same vision and it is […]
Jeremiah 31:33–34 “But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall […]
We’ve been in the liturgical season of Pentecost for twenty weeks and while it’s a season marked by the color green, symbolizing the growth of the church, over the last two months it’s been anything but “green. “ The texts have been full of the so […]
The percentages change from year to year, decade to decade, and century to century, but it’s always been the same: a few people (like the rich young man in this week’s gospel) have many possessions, large amounts of money, and a very comfortable life; while many […]
Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner.” (Genesis 2:18)
I suppose we all know what it’s like to be alone, because we’ve all been there. We’ve been […]
September 27, 2015 Pentecost 18B Mark 9:38-50
The Invocation (The Alleluia Liturgy)
In the name of the Father, In the name of the Son, With the Holy Spirit, We gather as one.