Unreasonable Mercy

Unreasonable Mercy

Unreasonable Mercy Story Lectionary 6 August 2017 The Lord’s Blessings for the Faithful (Deuteronomy 28) The Healing of Naaman the Syrian by Elisha Due to the Witness of a Young Jewish Girl (2 Kings 5) Psalm 41: God the Healer All People Will Be Drawn to the Jews...

Summer Music Festivals II

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has been performing summer concerts in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts since the late 1930’s. By 1940, the Tanglewood Music Center had been established, a permanent concert hall had been built, and the summer festival was attracting...
Don’t Forget the Leftovers

Don’t Forget the Leftovers

Don’t Forget the Leftovers Lectionary 6 August 2017 9th Sunday After Pentecost Genesis 32: 22-31 Psalm 17:1-7, 15 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:13-21 Text to Life What makes a great dinner party? Is it the food? Maybe. Is it the decor, the ambiance? Partially. Is it the...

What Jesus Knew –Preaching Tip for 6 August 2017

Whenever Jesus spoke, acted, or told a story, he drew heavily upon the metaphors of the Hebrew scriptures.  In fact, everything Jesus said was in some way a “re-framing” of the Hebrew scriptures for new understanding of God and the shema. To understand...

Pastor’s Prayer for 6 August 2017

Precious Blood, Ocean of Divine Mercy: Flow upon us! Precious Blood, Most pure Offering: Procure us every Grace! Precious Blood, Hope and Refuge of sinners: Atone for us! Precious Blood, Delight of holy souls: Draw us! Amen. –Catherine of...