Posts tagged with ‘Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost’

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August 25, 2019 – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

by Melissa VanTassell

    Remember the sabbath day. Call the sabbath a delight. This is the Lord’s day, and the Lord will do for us what the Lord does: feed us, forgive us, help and heal us. Rejoice at all the wonderful things God is doing. PRAYER: O God, mighty and immortal, you know that as fragile creatures surrounded […]

    Sunday, August 5, 2018 – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

    by Melissa VanTassell

      Apparently not satisfied by Jesus’ feeding of thousands, some who were there press him for a sign of his power; perhaps it is daily manna they want. As always in John’s gospel when people want a sign, Jesus offers himself. He is the bread come from heaven to give life to the world. He calls […]

      August 20, 2017 – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

      by Melissa VanTassell

        In Isaiah we hear that God’s house shall be a house of prayer for all people and that God will gather the outcasts of Israel. The Canaanite woman in today’s gospel is a Gentile, an outsider, who is unflinching in her request that Jesus heal her daughter. As Jesus commends her bold faith, how might […]

        Sunday, July 31, 2016 – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

        by Melissa VanTassell

          Today’s texts offer instruction and encouragement for all who are occasionally overwhelmed by the “unhappy business” of life. Jesus urges us to take care and be on guard against all kinds of greed. We who have died with Christ in holy baptism have also been raised with him and are encouraged to elevate our thinking, […]