Reformation Sunday

Art Appreciation Saint John 8:31-36 Six days from now, it will be four hundred ninety-eight years since Martin Luther nailed ninety-five theses or statements about the condition of the Catholic Church to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, an act that signaled the beginning of the Reformation. Dr. Luther’s diagnosis of the[…]

Twentieth Sunday after Trinity

Peace and Joy in the Vineyard Saint Matthew 21:33–44 On the Monday of Holy Week, our blessed Lord Jesus went to the temple to teach. As He quite often did, He used parables—simple little stories illustrating the spiritual lessons that He taught. Saint Matthew, in his Gospel account, records three of the parables that Jesus[…]

Thanksgiving Sunday

Come, Ye Thankful People, Come Saint Luke 12:13-21 The service this morning began with our voices raised together singing the hymn, Come, Ye Thankful People, Come. A very appropriate hymn selection for our yearly celebration of Thanksgiving, for the words of this hymn bring forth a very important connection between the temporal and the eternal[…]

Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

All You Need Is Love Saint Matthew 22:34-46 At the beginning of today’s Gospel text, the evangelist Saint Matthew introduces what he goes on to report with a very curious statement. He says, “When the Pharisees heard that [Jesus] had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together,” that is, they met with Jesus. And they asked[…]