Readings for September 15th

First Reading Psalm 14

Second Reading 1 Timothy 1:12-17

Gospel Reading Luke 15:1-10

Sermon “Rejoicing in Heaven”

Luke 15:1-7 NRSV

[1] Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. [2] And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” [3] So he told them this parable: [4] “Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? [5] When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. [6] And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ [7] Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

Readings for September 8th

First Reading: Deuteronomy 30:15-20

Second Reading: Psalm 1

Epistle Reading: Philemon 1:1-21

Gospel Reading: Luke 14:25-33

Sermon: “There’s Just No Comparison”

Luke 14:25-27 NRSV

Now large crowds were traveling with him; and he turned and said to them, “Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.”

Readings for Sept 1st

First Reading: Proverbs 25:6-7

Second Reading: Psalm 112

Epistle Reading: Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16

Gospel Reading: Luke 14:1-24

Sermon: “Table Manners”

Celebrating the Lord’s Supper this week.

Readings for Aug 25th

First Reading: Jeremiah 1:4-10

Second Reading: Psalm 71:1-6

Epistle Reading: Hebrews 12:18-29

Gospel Reading: Luke 13:10-17

Sermon: “Before and After

Luke 13:10-13 NLT

[10] One Sabbath day as Jesus was teaching in a synagogue, [11] he saw a woman who had been crippled by an evil spirit. She had been bent double for eighteen years and was unable to stand up straight. [12] When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, “Dear woman, you are healed of your sickness!” [13] Then he touched her, and instantly she could stand straight. How she praised God!