Readings for November 17th

First Reading: Malachi 4:1-2

Second Reading: Psalm 98

Epistle Reading: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13

Gospel Reading: Luke 21:5-19

Sermon: “Opportunity in Disguise”

Luke 21:9-13 NRSV

[9] “When you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end will not follow immediately.” [10] Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; [11] there will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and plagues; and there will be dreadful portents and great signs from heaven. [12] “But before all this occurs, they will arrest you and persecute you; they will hand you over to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors because of my name. [13] This will give you an opportunity to testify.

Readings for Nov 10th

Old Testament Readings: Job 19:23-27a and Psalm 17:1-9

Epistle Reading: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17

Gospel Reading: Luke 20:27-38

Sermon: “God of the Living”

Luke 20:37-38 NLT

“But now, as to whether the dead will be raised-even Moses proved this when he wrote about the burning bush. Long after Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob had died, he referred to the Lord as ‘the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ So he is the God of the living, not the dead, for they are all alive to him.”

Readings for Nov 3rd – All Saints Sunday

First Reading: Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18

Second Reading: Ephesians 1:11-23

Gospel Reading: Luke 6:20-36

Sermon: “Saintly Living”

Ephesians 1:15-19 NRSV

[15] I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason [16] I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. [17] I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, [18] so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, [19] and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power.

Readings for October 27th

First Reading: Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22

Second Reading: 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18

Gospel Reading: Luke 18:9-14

Sermon: “Let’s Be Honest”

Luke 18:9-10 NRSV

[9] He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: [10] “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.