Being Healed As We Go: Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost 2023

Being Healed As We Go: Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost 2023

This Sunday, we will look at Jesus’s healing of the ten lepers. Luke tells us that the ten lepers were healed “as they went.” In other words, it wasn’t instant or magical, but the result of living their way into their healing. We are also told that only one of the ten...
On Parables & Talents: Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost 2023

On Parables & Talents: Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost 2023

We continue our reading of Matthew’s gospel as we explore yet another one of Jesus’s enigmatic parables, the Parable of the Talents. In light of the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, what might this parable be telling us about gratitude for God’s blessings in our...
Walk the Talk: Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost 2023

Walk the Talk: Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost 2023

Throughout Matthew’s gospel, we’ve encountered Jesus’ sparring with the Pharisees. This week, as we near the end of his life, Jesus takes a parting shot at the Jewish leadership, pointing out their hypocrisy. His words are a challenge to us as well: do we walk the...
All Saints Sunday: Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost 2023

All Saints Sunday: Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost 2023

On this communion Sunday, we will hear Jesus’ parable of the ten bridesmaids, five of whom rush out to add oil to their lamps only to return and find that the door is closed and the wedding celebration has gone on without them. As we give thanks for those we have...
Transform the World: Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost 2023

Transform the World: Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost 2023

As we wrap up our worship series Come Together, we focus on coming together to transform the world by resisting the influences of our culture and instead looking for God in the best of one another. This kind of appreciative inquiry, focusing on conforming ourselves to...