The Rev. David Marshall Year A, Proper 27 Matthew 25:1-13 Word: Waiting Quote: We choose to wait for the fulfillment of our vision; not as passive, anxious people, hoping thing will work out, but as people of faith who choose to live together in such a way that our lives and our worship and our…
There is a place where suffering and joy meet.
This is the place where heaven and earth overlap.
This is the place where the dead live on as they continue to grow in God’s love and service.
This is the place where we experience the presence of God among us, transforming our own suffering with the joys of heaven.
Missional Budget Presentation by parishioner Tina Polf and Sermon by The Rev. David Marshall Year A, Proper 24 Matthew 22:15-22 Word: Sacrifice Quote: The word sacrifice comes from the same root as the word sacred. To sacrifice something is to make it sacred. We bring our offerings to the altar to make them sacred; a sacred, holy offering to God.
The Rev. Catharine Reid Year A, Proper 23 Matthew 22:1-14
The Rev. David Marshall Year A, Proper 22 Matthew 21:33-46 Word: Tenants Quote: The bottom line is that we are the tenants. God has leased all of this to us. Our lives, our loves, and our possessions are all on loan from God, leased to us so that we can work for that vision of…
The Rev. David Marshall Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Matthew 11:25-30 Word: Vision Quote: Francis already had the Gospel of Jesus and a strong heart for the poor and the suffering. What the voice [of Christ] did was to give him a vision for the direction of his life. The voice of Christ gave…
We do not look in someone else’s bowl to see if they got more to eat than we did. We only look in someone else’s bowl to make sure they got enough.
September 17, 2017 Year A, Proper 19 Matthew 18: 21-35 Br. John Ryan, OSF
Matthew 18 gives clear instructions for dealing with conflict in the Church. Here we have guidance from Jesus himself. If a member sins against you, go to that person yourself. If he or she will not listen, bring someone else and try again. If that doesn’t work, tell the whole church, and if that doesn’t work, shun and exclude them; they are like a gentile and a tax collector.
We are good at what one commentator this week called, “acute decency.” We see images of families begin rescued from floods in Houston, small children and pets being carried through flood waters, and our hearts overflow. That commentator went on to say that we are good at acute decency, but we are not so good at long-term decency.