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The Righteous Live By Their Faith – Proper 26(C)

[RCL] Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4; Psalm 119: 137-144; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12; Luke 19:1-10 Trouble and distress have come upon me, yet your commandments are my delight. The righteousness of your decrees is everlasting; grant me understanding, that I may live. Amen. Today’s scripture lessons present a unified whole, in lovely, surprising connections. The prophet Habakkuk is notable because he questions God. He asks, “O Lord, how long shal … [Read More...]

Bulletin Insert

Bulletin Insert: Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost (C)

October 31, the night before All Saints’ Day, is All Hallows’ Eve, or as it is more commonly known, Halloween. Although All Saints’ Day is one of the major holy days on the church’s liturgical calendar, All Hallows’ Eve is not as widely celebrated in the church as it is in secular culture. However, for Episcopalians seeking a Halloween liturgy, “ … [Read More...]

Special Election Season Sermon

Faithfulness to the Vision – Special Election Season Sermon

[RCL] Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4; Psalm 119:137-144; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12; Luke 19:1-10 How might we as followers of Jesus faithfully respond to an increasingly contentious political season? We find light shed on this rather contemporary issue from an ancient source in the little studied biblical book of Habakkuk. The prophet tells how God meets out justice at a national […]

All Saints Sermon

All the Faithful Gathered to Worship God – All Saints, Year C

[RCL] Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18; Psalm 149; Ephesians 1:11-23; Luke 6:20-31 We have two ways of thinking about the saints, and it turns out that neither one of them is very helpful. We think of “Saints” with a capital “S”: St. Peter, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Augustine, the named heroes of the faith who made […]

Pentecost/Ordinary Time

Christ the King – Sermon for Last Sunday after Pentecost(C)

Recognizing the various approaches to Christ the King, here are several alternate sermons available for use on this Sunday: What Does King Mean to You, original published in 2013 The Kingdom of God is Real, originally published in 2010 He … [Read More...]

The Penultimate – Proper 28(C)

[RCL] Isaiah 65:17-25; Canticle 9; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19 There are some words that just sound good, that are attractive all by themselves. A great example, which the Gospel reading especially brought to mind, is ‘penultimate’. It’s a … [Read More...]

Study of the “Last Things” – Proper 27(C)

[RCL] Haggai 1:15b-2:9; Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21 or 98; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17; Luke 20:27-38 Each of today’s lessons, in its own way, points us toward the strange and wondrous world of eschatology; that is to say that they speak to our q … [Read More...]


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Bible Study

Bible Study, Christ the King – November 20, 2016

[RCL] Jeremiah 23:1-6; Canticle 16; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43 Jeremiah 23:1-6 In this passage, Jeremiah … [Read More...]

Bible Study, Proper 28(C) – November 13, 2016

[RCL] Isaiah 65:17-25; Canticle 9; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19 Isaiah 65:17-25 In this passage, we … [Read More...]

Bible Study, Proper 27(C) – November 6, 2016

[RCL] Haggai 1:15b-2:9; Psalm 145:1-5, 18-22 or Psalm 98; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17; Luke 20:27-38 Haggai … [Read More...]

Bible Study, All Saints (C) – November 1, 2016

[RCL] Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18; Psalm 149; Ephesians 1:11-23; Luke 6:20-31 Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 Visions and dreams in … [Read More...]

Bible Study, Proper 26(C) – October 30, 2016

[RCL] Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4; Psalm 119:137-144; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12; Luke 19:1-10 Habakkuk 1:1-4; … [Read More...]

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