Posts tagged with ’20th Sunday after Pentecost’

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Sunday, October 22, 2017 – 20th Sunday after Pentecost

by Melissa VanTassell

    In today’s first reading God uses the Gentile ruler Cyrus to accomplish divine purposes. When the Pharisees try to trap Jesus, he tells them to give the emperor what belongs to him and to God what belongs to God. To gather for worship reminds us that our ultimate allegiance is to God rather than to […]

    Sunday, October 2, 2016 – 20th Sunday after Pentecost

    by Melissa VanTassell

      A little faith goes a long way is our Lord’s point in the gospel. A mustard seed’s-worth has miraculous potential. The patience, tenacity, and endurance required for the life of faith are the blessings received in water and the word (holy baptism), bread and wine (holy communion), the word read and proclaimed in this assembly. […]