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Sermons by “Rev. Jason S. Glombicki”

Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost

In today’s gospel, it’s wedding season! That means there will be a big party! In Jesus’ time, the wedding feast was an enormous communal celebration. Weddings were not about personal choice or lavish expense. Instead, weddings celebrated new life and commitment. Not just the new life and commitment of the couple, but the rebirth of the entire community. But, at today’s wedding, there was one problem –oil; more specifically, olive oil…

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Reformation and Homecoming Sunday

It’s like Jesus understood the future when he said, “You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” Maybe Jesus knew that 2016’s word of the year would be “post-truth.”[1] Perhaps he anticipated the rise of nationalism, the flood of fake news, and cultivation of alternative facts. After hearing the Judeans’ response to Jesus’s statement, we discover that their world and our world are remarkably similar…

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Feast of Saint Francis

Once more, listen to what Jesus said: “Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?” // Now, imagine hearing this in disaster-struck areas like Florida, Mexico City, or Puerto Rico. Do Jesus’ words apply when clean water is absent, food sits in shipping containers, and clothing is destroyed?…

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