Reformation Sunday – October 25, 2020

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For this Reformation Sunday, we recall the start of a reform movement by Martin Luther and the good news that we are justified by grace through faith. Rooted in the past and growing into the future, the church must always be reformed in order to live out the love of Christ in an ever-changing world. […]

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost – October 18, 2020

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For this Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship. Being disciples of Jesus is also a call for us to be wise and thankful stewards of God’s creation and God’s generous blessings. We are in the midst […]

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost-October 11, 2020

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For this Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship. In today’s reading from Isaiah, we are given a vision of the great feast to come, when God will wipe away death forever. In Matthew, Jesus shares with […]

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 4, 2020

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For this Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship. In today’s reading from Matthew, Jesus shares another parable. This parable is about a landowner, his vineyard, and the tenants. This vineyard parable serves as an image of […]

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 27, 2020

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For this Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship. In today’s reading from Matthew, we hear Jesus’ parable about two sons who don’t do what they say reveals surprises in the reign of God. In the reading […]

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 20, 2020

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For this Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship. In today’s reading from Matthew, we hear one of Jesus’ controversial parables in which Jesus says that the reign of God is like that of a landowner who […]

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 13, 2020

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For this Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship. In today’s reading from Matthew, Peter asks Jesus a question about forgiveness. The reality is that we do sin against one another, and Jesus’ challenge that we forgive […]

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 6, 2020

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For this Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship. Conflict is a part of relationships and life in community. Jesus’ words in today’s reading from Matthew are often used in situations having to do with church discipline. […]

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost – August 30, 2020

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For this Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship. In today’s reading from Jeremiah, the prophet speaks of the incurable wound of his suffering. Yet, Jeremiah finds in God’s words the delight of his heart. In Matthew, […]

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, August 23, 2020

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For this Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship. In today’s reading from Isaiah, the people are advised to look to their spiritual ancestors as the rock from which they were hewn. In the reading from Matthew, […]