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Vulnerable, Pentecost 18 (B) – September 23, 2018

[RCL]: Proverbs 31:10-31; Psalm 1 or Wisdom of Solomon 1:16-2:1, 12-22; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37 Mark’s Gospel was the first written. It is the shortest. Likely it was a one-person play, something that was first memorized and shared via oral tradition. Only in time did it go from one-person dramatic storytelling to gospel text, written down, copied, and eventually read throughout the Church and the world. Mark’s Greek is quick and to … read more...

This Week’s Bible Study

Bible Study, Pentecost 18 (B) – September 23, 2018

[RCL]: Proverbs 31:10-31; Psalm 1; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37 Proverbs 31:10–31 How did this description of “a capable wife” strike you? For some, it may seem a model of self-sacrificing generosity and a poetic celebration of the valuable roles women played in ancient society (and still play, in many cultures, today). For others, it […]

Bulletin Insert

Bulletin Insert – September 23, 2018

From our friends at Episcopal Relief & Development Episcopal Relief & Development invites you to partner with us as we support dioceses that are preparing to respond to hurricanes and other tragic storms. Right now, your contribution to Episcopal Relief & Development’s Hurricane Relief Fund will support impacted communities as t … read more...

Pentecost Sermons

Look for the Commonality, Pentecost 19 (B) – September 30, 2018

[RCL]: Esther 7:1-6, 9-10, 9:20-22; Psalm 124; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50 In today’s gospel, we hear the intriguing story of Jesus’ disciples trying to stop a man who had been casting out demons in Jesus’ name. They seem to have become especially upset because the offender was not one of them. In the eyes of […]

Vulnerable, Pentecost 18 (B) – September 23, 2018

[RCL]: Proverbs 31:10-31; Psalm 1 or Wisdom of Solomon 1:16-2:1, 12-22; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37 Mark’s Gospel was the first written. It is the shortest. Likely it was a one-person play, something that was first memorized and shared via oral tradition. Only in time did it go from one-person dramatic storytelling to gospel text, […]

Tribalism, Pentecost 17 (B) – September 16, 2018

[RCL]: Proverbs 1:20-33; Psalm 19; James 3:1-12; Mark 8:27-38 The esteemed 20th-century theologian Karl Barth [pronounced “Bart”] reportedly advised preachers to prepare sermons with the Bible in one hand and a current newspaper in the other. Obviously, he wanted the Bible to inform us and advise us, for good or bad, about what is going […]

Bible Studies

Bible Study, Pentecost 18 (B) – September 23, 2018

[RCL]: Proverbs 31:10-31; Psalm 1; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37 Proverbs 31:10–31 How did this description of “a … [Read More...]

Bible Study, Pentecost 17 (B) – September 16, 2018

[RCL]: Proverbs 1:20-33; Psalm 19; James 3:1-12; Mark 8:27-38 Proverbs 1:20-33 In this passage from Proverbs, Wisdom … [Read More...]

Bible Study, Pentecost 16 (B) – September 9, 2018

[RCL]: Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23; Psalm 125; James 2:1-10 (11-13), 14-17; Mark 7:24-37 Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, … [Read More...]

Bible Study, Pentecost 15 (B) – September 2, 2018

[RCL]: Song of Solomon 2:8-13; Psalm 45:1-2, 7-10; James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Song of Solomon 2:8-13 What … [Read More...]

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