November 9, 2017 Thursday in Pentecost 22

 

Romans 14:7–127, Psalm 27:1–6, 17–18, Luke 15:1–10

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In the name of Jesus, who was and is and is to come. Amen.

Recently, I was chatting with a young man who is considering baptism. He was telling me that his life is going … Continue reading

October 29, 2017 The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

Leviticus 19:1–2, 15–18, Psalm 1, 1 Thessalonians 2:1–8, Matthew 22:34–46

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+

 In the name of Jesus. Amen.

For a while now, in the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus’ opponents were trying to entrap him—trying to get him to say anything that would implicate him as … Continue reading

October 19, 2017 William Carey, Missionary to India

Jeremiah 1:4–8, Psalm 119:25–32, Matthew 17:14–21

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+

In the name of Jesus. Amen.

William Carey was born on August 17, 1761. As a child, he excelled in languages, and after his village schooling, was apprenticed as a cobbler, eventually becoming a master cobbler. He … Continue reading

October 18, 2017 The Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist

Sirach 38:1–4, 6–10, 12–14, Psalm 148:1–7, 2 Timothy 4:5–13, Luke 4:14–21

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+

In the name of Jesus. Amen.

Healing ministry has now become a regular part of all our weekly liturgies in this place. Consistently, I am hearing touching stories from our healing ministers … Continue reading

October 15, 2017 The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

 

Isaiah 25:1–7, Psalm 23, Philippians 4:1–9, Matthew 22:1–14

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+

In the name of Jesus. Amen.

On Wednesday evening, our adult class completed its study of the Creed by focusing on the four marks of the Church: one, holy, catholic, and apostolic. The author … Continue reading

October 12, 2017 Thursday in Pentecost 18

Malachi 3:13—4:2a, Psalm 1, Luke 11:14–26

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+

In the name of Jesus. Amen.

Through the prophet Nehemiah, God complains to the people: “You have spoken harsh words against me.” Surprised, the people ask, “How have we spoken against you?” “You have said, ‘It is … Continue reading

October 8, 2017 The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Isaiah 5:1–7, Psalm 80:7–14, Philippians 3:4b–14, Matthew 21:33–46

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+

In the name of Jesus. Amen.

Nothing matters except Jesus. Last Saturday, Br. James Dowd, the Monk-in-Residence for the Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska was here to lead a workshop on contemplative prayer. Contemplative prayer is … Continue reading