Sermons from October 2021

Sermons from October 2021

Reformation Sunday

You may have noticed that today we had all four readings, including the Psalm, for the first time in a year and a half or so. Due to screen fatigue and COVID concerns, we’ve been only reading the gospel and one other reading. Naturally, this allowed us to explore a text or two with more depth. Today, we can look at the breadth of the readings and a theme that connects them…

Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

One thing Jesus is most known for in his ministry is healing. In Mark’s gospel, Jesus healed demon possessed individuals, a girl who was dead, and a hemorrhaging woman. Today, we met a man who was blind. Before we get too far into the reading, there is an important word of caution. With all the talk about Jesus healing the deaf, the blind, and the lame, it’s easy for us to assume that Jesus prefers people who do not live with a disability. Religious people have used such assumptions to terrorize those with disabilities and heaped blame, shame, and disdain on their families…

Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost

Grace to you and peace from God, our Creator, and our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. I wonder if I were to ask you today, “Who are you,” how you would respond to me. Well, first, you’d probably give me a name, right? After that though, if I wanted to know more about you, who you are, what would you tell me?…
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