November 10, 2019

Proper 27, Year C, RCL, Track 1           

Psalm 145:1-5, 18-22;  2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17; Luke 20:27-38             

God also said to Moses, "Thus you...

October 27, 2019

Proper 25, Year C, RCL, Track 1

Joel 2:23-32, Psalm 65, 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18

We have time to turn to the Lord; we can wait until the last day, “when the sun shall turn to darkness and the moon to blood.” We can wait until that moment and call upon the Lord, and the Lor...

October 13, 2019

Proper 23, Year C, RCL, Track 1

Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, Psalm 66:1-11, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19

Ten are made clean but only one comes back. Ten are made clean and only one recognizes Jesus as Lord. All ten are made clean but only one was made well. Luke makes a distin...

September 29, 2019

Proper 21, Year C, RCL, Track 1

Luke 16:19-31

There are points in the liturgical year where the lessons seem to get stuck in a rut. At one point we have three or four weeks of bread. I am the bread of heaven. I am the bread of life and so on. Currently we are in a serie...

September 22, 2019

Proper 20, Year C, RCL, Track 1  Luke 16:1-13

Our Gospel passage centers around how we handle our money in relationship to others. We have the Pharisees, the disciples, and Jesus. We have a wealthy landowner, the manager of his estate, and the people indebted to him. Th...

September 8, 2019

Proper 18, Year C, RCL, Track 1
Jeremiah 18:1-11; Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17; Philemon 1-21; Luke 14:25-33

When I was young I didn’t fear the random types of violence we hear in the news. The events I was aware of and warned about seemed to be much more in my control. Gang vi...

August 18, 2019

Proper 15, Year C, RCL, Track 1

Isaiah 5:1-7, Psalm 80:1-2, 8-18, Hebrews 11:29-12:2, Luke 12:49-56

By faith, we follow our Lord Jesus Christ. By faith, we take in the stories of those who came before us. By faith, we see their faith lived out in living color as they mad...

Luke 10:38-42

We have often heard this story of Martha and Mary used to explain different personality types. Some would say that they are Martha’s; they have a caring personality and want to serve and please others. People who claim to be Mary’s would say that they are...

Proper 8, Year C, RCL, Track 1

Galatians 5:1,13-25; Luke 9:51-62

Hospitality is vitally important in ancient times. You are to open your doors to your kin, to your neighbors, to people of similar religious tradition, and even to strangers. Hospitality ensures that people...

1 Kings 19:1-15a; Galatians 3:23-29; Luke 8:26-39

A demoniac, a man who is possessed by a demon, lives naked among the tombs in the cemetery. The people are afraid of him. But he is also afraid of the people. For he has been subdued many times by the villagers and each...