Pentecost

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November 17, 2019 – Pentecost 23

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Luke 21:5-19  (NRSV) The Destruction of the Temple Foretold 5 When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, he said, 6 “As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another; all will be thrown down.” Signs and […]

November 10, 2019 – Pentecost 22

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Luke 20:27-38  (NRSV) The Question about the Resurrection 27 Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to him 28 and asked him a question, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, leaving a wife but no children, the man shall marry the widow and raise up children for […]

November 3, 2019 – All Saints Sunday

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Luke 6:20-31  (NRSV) Blessings and Woes 20 Then he looked up at his disciples and said: “Blessed are you who are poor,     for yours is the kingdom of God. 21 “Blessed are you who are hungry now,     for you will be filled. “Blessed are you who weep now,     for you will laugh. 22 “Blessed are you when people hate […]

October 27, 2019 – Pentecost 20

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Luke 18:9-14 (NRSV) The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector 9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, […]

October 13, 2019 – Pentecost 18

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Luke 17:11-19  (NRSV) Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers 11 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, 13 they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14 When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as […]

October 6, 2019 – Pentecost 17

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Luke 17:5-10  (NRSV) 5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” 6 The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. 7 “Who among you would say to your slave who has just come in from […]

September 22, 2019 – Pentecost 15/Pet Blessing

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Genesis 1:1, 20-28 (NRSV) Six Days of Creation and the Sabbath 1 In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 20 And God said, “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky.” 21 So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature […]

September 15, 2019 – Pentecost 14

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Luke 15:1-10  (NRSV) The Parable of the Lost Sheep 15 Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. 2 And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” 3 So he told them this parable: 4 “Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one […]

September 1, 2019 – Pentecost 12

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Luke 14:7-14  (NRSV) Humility and Hospitality 7 When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honor, he told them a parable. 8 “When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not sit down at the place of honor, in case someone more distinguished than you has been invited by your […]

August 25, 2019 – Pentecost 11

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Luke 13:10-17  (NRSV) Jesus Heals a Crippled Woman 10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11 And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her over and […]