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…]

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…]

Banquet of the Unclean

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King, OSL Sunday 15 May 2022The Fifth Sunday of Easter Acts 11:1-18 We as the church have a problem. On the one hand, we know that as Christians we have certain standards to maintain. There are certain boundaries that we are supposed to uphold. There is a limit to what … [Read more…]

Still Breathing Threats and Murder

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King, OSL Sunday 1 May 2022The Third Sunday of Easter Acts 9:1-20 Saul of Tarsus. Known throughout the land as the archenemy of the disciples of Christ. He is the villain, persecuting anyone who believes in Jesus. But he is beloved by the religious authorities. He is zealous for the … [Read more…]

An Idle Tale

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King, OSL Sunday 17 April 2022Easter Sunday Luke 24:1-12 Doubtless nearly everyone here has heard the story of Easter before. In fact, it is such a familiar story that we hardly even take note of it anymore at all. Early in the morning the women come to the tomb. They … [Read more…]

Reckless Love

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King, OSL Sunday 27 March 2022The Fourth Sunday in Lent Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 Today, on the fourth Sunday of Lent, we turn to one of the best known and best loved of Jesus’s parables, the Parable of the Prodigal Son. It appears only in the gospel of Luke, and is … [Read more…]

God Would Surely Listen to Me

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King The Twenty-first Sunday after PentecostJob 23:1-9, 16-17 Last week we started exploring the story a Job, a man from the ancient middle east, maybe around the time of Abraham and Sarah. He’s known for integrity and faithfulness. Because of a wager between God and the satan, he undergoes a … [Read more…]