August 16, 2020

Proper 15, Year A, RCL, Track 2

Isaiah 56:1,6-8, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Matthew 15:10-28

Paul, in our passage, is speaking about the Israelites. He tells us that they are not rejected; they fit into God’s plan of salvation. Recalling Abraham we may remember that God made...

Proper 14, Year A, RCL, Track 2

1 Kings 19:9-18, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33

He was focused on the Lord. He is walking on water and then Peter becomes distracted. Shifting his focus to the blustering wind and the tumultuous sea; he begins to sink. Jesus reaches out...

Proper 13, Year A, RCL, Track 2

Romans 9:1-5, Matthew 14:13-21

On some level, Paul wishes he could go back to his old ways, before knowing Christ. He misses the people, his people, the Jewish people whom he loves and knows. Those people who have most likely cut him off;...

Proper 12, Year A, RCL, Track 2

Romans 8:26-39, Matthew 13:31-33,44-52

Whether you are a gardener, a fisherman, or a baker; a collector of fine art or a bargain hunter; our set of parables today seem to have something for everyone. Since there are so many to choose from,...

Proper 11, Year A, RCL, Track 2

Isaiah 44:6-8, Psalm 86:11-17, Romans 8:12-25, Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

It seems all too human to make judgments about others. We may see someone who appears to be poor and we think to ourselves that if they just worked harder they could do...

Proper 10, Year A, RCL, Track 2

Matthew 13:1-9,18-23

Today Jesus tells us a story of a sower who is being very reckless. He scatters seed in an aimless, haphazard manner; on the sidewalks, in the flower bed, under the trees where nothing will ever grow. Some of it does e...

Proper 9, Year A, RCL, Track 2

Romans 7:15-25a; Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

We are fickle people who don’t really know what we want, Jesus says, like the children in the marketplace. We set expectations and when they are met we want something different. John the Baptist, for...

Proper 6, Year A RCL Track 2 Romans 5:1-8, Matthew 9:35-10:23

Jesus visits many villages and cities; curing the diseased and the sick. Matthew says Jesus had compassion for these people. We know that Jesus is a compassionate guy but the compassion he shows to them isn’t...

First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday
Year A, RCL

Genesis 1:1-2:4a, Matthew 28:16-20

Where do we come from? Some would say we came from the seed of our parents; and the seed of their parents; and their parents before them; all the way back to the beginning. While...

Easter 2020

Christ Church Cathedral

I do not know what the followers of Jesus, the women at the tomb, the disciples, the two on the road to Emmaus, the eleven gathered in the upper room, and those fishing by the seaside, thoughtwas going to happen. Yet, I do not think t...

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