FOUNDation of God

September 11, 2022

Church of the Servant

14th Sunday after Pentecost
Proper 19, Year C
Luke 15:1-10; Exodus 32:7-14; Psalm 51:1-11; 1 Timothy 1:12-17

Click the Audio Link below to hear the Sermon 
(The second link below includes both the Gospel reading and the Sermon.)

Sin Vintage Letterpress Type in Drawer

a-sheep-and-a-coin

Found

god is generous

Sources:

Being Taken to New Places

August 14, 2022

Church of the Servant

10th Sunday after Pentecost
Proper 15, Year C
Luke 12:49-56
Click the Audio Link below to hear the Sermon 
(The second link below includes both the Gospel reading and the Sermon.)

2022 Lambeth Welby

divided

wineskins

enthusiasm

Sources:

Archbishop Justin Welby, Lambeth Call on Human Dignity: Read Archbishop Justin’s remarks, August 2, 2022, The Archbishop of Canterbury, https://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/speaking-writing/speeches/lambeth-call-human-dignity-read-archbishop-justins-remarks, accessed 08/13/2022.

Amy-Jill Levine and Ben Witherington III, Interpretations, The Gospel of Luke: New Cambridge Bible Commentary, Cambridge University Press, 2018, p. 356.

A Shameless Request

July 24, 2022

Church of the Servant

7th Sunday after Pentecost
Proper 12, Year C
Luke 11:1-13
Click the Audio Link below to hear the Sermon 
(The second link below includes both the Gospel reading and the Sermon.)

self serve grocery

parables

friend in need

how much more

Sources:

Dan Gunderson, “A self-serve grocery store helps feed a small Minnesota town, National Public Radio, July 15, 2022, https://www.npr.org/2022/07/15/1111409130/a-self-serve-grocery-store-helps-feed-a-small-minnesota-town, Accessed July 22, 2022.

Amy-Jill Levine and Ben Witherington III, Parable of the Pushy Pal, The Gospel of Luke: New Cambridge Bible Commentary, Cambridge University Press, 2018, pp.  315-317, 330-331.

Church of the Servant

7th Sunday of Easter
Psalm 97, John 17:20-26
Today's worship centered on the recent mass-shootings in Buffalo, NY and Uvalde, TX which took the lives of 31 innocent men, women, and many, many, children. The liturgy began with the Burial Rite, followed by saying the name of each victim, and then affixing their image to our sanctuary windows. The audio recordings below include two voices - The Rev. John Sosnowski and The Rev. Jody Greenwood. Together they constitute the full sermon message. A link to a video of the entire worship service is at the bottom of this post.
Click the Audio Link below to hear the Sermon 
(The second link below includes both the Gospel reading and the Sermon.)

Gun Violence Victims2

                           Communal-Psalms-of-Lament

thoughts-and-prayers policy and change

Source: Amanda Gorman, Hymn for the Hurting, New York Times, May 27, 2022.

Thank you to fellow clergy for collaborating on our worship service this week: The Rev. John Sosnowski, The Rev. Jim Hanisian, The Rev. Fanny Belanger, and Deacon Rhonda Thomas.

Grieving the loss of 31 innocent lives at the hands of gun violence.
%d bloggers like this: