September Messenger

As school and activities get started in September, we are following Jesus and his disci- ples on the road from Galilee to Jerusalem, on Jesus’ journey to the cross. Along the way, Jesus is teaching about the nature and cost of discipleship…

August Messenger

We have an eclectic month of worship in August. As usual, the first Sunday of the month we celebrate communion. We will be premiering Pastor David’s jazz communionsetting. We’ll consider a text from Isaiah in which God offers to let us argue it out when we have differences with God…

The Abundance of Possessions

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King, OSL The Eighth Sunday after PentecostLuke 12:13-21 Today we have to tackle the single most difficult topic in the Bible. It’s more difficult than politics, more difficult than all of the details of religious doctrine, more difficult than sex. And surprisingly, though this topic is very difficult to talk … [Read more…]

Teach Us to Pray

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King, OSLLuke 11:1-13 Jesus’s disciples ask him, “Teach us to pray. And Jesus responds to them with words that sound somewhat familiar, and also a little off. I’m going to read it again from Luke, but from a translation that is a little closer to the version we use each … [Read more…]

July Messenger

Luke 9:51 tells us, “When the days drew near for [Jesus] to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem” (NRSV). Or in another translation, “As the time approached when Jesus was to be taken up into heaven, he determined to go to Jerusalem” (CEB). From this point on until Luke 19:29, Jesus is on his … [Read more…]

Whenever You Enter a Town

The Fourth Sunday after PentecostRev. Dr. David D. M. King, OSL Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 We find ourselves at the beginning of Jesus’s journey to Jerusalem. Toward the end of chapter 9, Luke tells us, “When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem.” For the … [Read more…]

Beside Him Like a Master Builder

Sunday 12 June 2022Trinity Sunday, Peace With Justice Sunday Rev. Dr. David D. M. King, OSL Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Today is the day in the church year that we call Trinity Sunday. It’s the day we celebrate the one God that we know in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—the Creator, … [Read more…]

How Can Each of Us Hear?

Sunday 5 June 2022Pentecost Sunday Rev. Dr. David D. M. King, OSL Acts 2:1-21 Today is the festival of Pentecost. It is named Pentecost because it happens on the fiftieth and final day of the Season of Easter. It was already a festival in the Jewish Calendar, occurring 50 days after the Passover. In the … [Read more…]

Being Convinced That God Had Called Us

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King, OSL Sunday 22 May 2022The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Acts 16:6-15 It has been a hard time for Paul. Things had been going fairly well in his mission to the Gentiles. But then other missionaries started showing up, interfering with his methods, and telling him that he should stop. … [Read more…]