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 23, 2018

Proper 20, Year B, RCL, Track 1

Proverbs 31:10-31, Psalm 1, James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a, Mark 9:30-37

Driving down the road my mother looks in the rear view mirror almost smirking to herself as she listens to my brother and I argue.

“You touched me first.”
“No. You did.”
“Stop t...

Proper 11, Year B, RCL, Track 1

Ephesians 2:11-22, Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

If we are not Jewish, circumcised as a sign of our covenantal relationship with God, then we are Godless people.[i] Paul says we are “strangers to the covenants of promise” and “aliens from the Common...

Year B, Proper 10, RCL, Track 1

Psalm 24, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29

We have a responsibility to truth-telling and to admonish our fellow human beings when circumstances require.[i] These are not my thoughts but the thoughts of Saints Ambrose, Bede, and Chrysost...

February 4, 2018

Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B
1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39

This Gospel passage gets quite a bit of criticism from many different people. Much like Lazarus, Jesus hears about a friend who is really ill. But in today’s passage, he doesn’t delay. He is alr...

January 14, 2018

Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B, RCL
1 Samuel 3:1-20, 1 Corinthians 6:12-20, John 1:43-51, Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17

The priest arrives at church on Sunday morning to hear his congregants speaking about the faith. This poor congregation doesn’t seem to know what exa...

November 19, 2017

Proper 28, Year A, RCL, Track 1                  

Judges 4:1-7, Psalm 123, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, Matthew 25:14-30

Grace abounds in the kingdom of God whether it is here on Earth or bey...

October 27, 2017

Proper 24, Track 1, Year A   

Exodus 33:12-23, 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10, Matthew 22:15-22

                

No one knows the Doctor’s name. There are things we are not to know. The knowled...

October 16, 2017

Sunday October 15 Year A, Proper 23, Track 1
Exodus 32:1-14 Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23 Philippians 4:1-9 Matthew 22:1-14

When Moses, the driving force, departs from the people for 40 days we see what happens. Pretty much the same thing that happens to us. We lose our good ha...