October 19, 2017 William Carey, Missionary to India

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

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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

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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

October 5, 2017 Thursday in Creation 5

Nehemiah 8:1–12, Psalm 119:1–8, Luke 10:1–10

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+

In the name of Jesus. Amen.

When God’s people returned to Jerusalem and the land of t following their exile in Babylon, they began the process of rebuilding their lives physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Physically, they started … Continue reading

October 1, 2017 The Fifth Sunday in Creation

Galatians 2:18–25, Psalm 148, Revelation 5:11–14, Matthew 7:25–29

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+

In the name of Jesus. Amen.

During the month of September and into October, the people of Church of Our Savior in North Platte celebrate the Season of Creation, a five-week season of the church … Continue reading

September 28, 2017 The Vigil of Saint Michael and All Angels

Genesis 28:10–17, Psalm 103:19–22, Revelation 12:12–17, John 1:47–51

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+

 In the name of Jesus. Amen.

Lately, I have been considering the ways God speaks to me, particularly through the act of discernment, that is, that process whereby I discover God’s will and direction for … Continue reading