CategorySunday Preview

Weekly previews of the scripture for the upcoming Sunday, with preaching and home devotional questions for your reflection.

Rev. Sarah Teichmann
Pentecost 22 Preview

This Sunday is a special day. We gather for worship with one combined Traditional service at 9am in the sanctuary and one combined New Day service at 9am in the Family Life center. The Annual Meeting begins at 10:30 am. Sunday School for children and youth begins at 10:30am “Indeed they cannot die anymore, because…

Pentecost 19 Preview

“Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart.” -Luke 18:1 The Gospel text for this week focuses on the powerful nature of prayer. Prayer is not a passive activity, but one that actively seeks God and pursues God’s will. The widow featured in Jesus’ parable is…

Pentecost 18 Worship Preview

Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? Was none of them found to return and give praise…

Sister Dottie Almoney
Inextricably Connected

Weaving the four scripture passages together we find several themes about discipleship and faith. The Prophet Habakkuk tells us that God acts in God’s time, and we are not to despair if justice seems to be non-existent. Have Faith. The Apostle Paul tells us that we act in faith through the teachings of Jesus and…

St. Michael and All Angels Preview

“War broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels fought against the dragon. The dragon and his angels fought back, but they were defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. The great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he…

Pentecost 15 Preview

“And his master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the children of this age are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than are the children of light.” -Luke 16:8 Today’s Bible readings include some nervous seat-shifting scripture. A few warnings from the prophet Amos get our attention, but our…

Pentecost 14 Preview

“So he told them this parable:  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? When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. And when he comes home,…

Sister Dottie Almoney
Pentecost 12 Preview

“When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not sit down at the place of honor, in case someone more distinguished than you has been invited by your host;and the host who invited both of you may come and say to you, ‘Give this person your place,’ and then in disgrace you…

Pentecost 11 Preview

When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, “Woman, you are set free from your ailment.” When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God.  -Luke 13:12-13 The Scripture assigned for this Sunday tells a story that God is up to something. And it is good! What…