Christ the King

Matthew 25:31-46 This weekend, here at St. James, alongside of Catholics, Anglicans, Lutherans, and other Protestant churches across the globe, we observe the Feast day of Christ the King. It is the observance of the final Sunday of Ordinary Time, the period of time in the Church calendar outside our major seasons, just before we … More Christ the King

“Risky Business!”

Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost 19 November 2017 (Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18 Psalm 90 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Matthew 25: 14-30) “Risky Business!” If you heard my sermon last week, you may remember that I pleaded with you not to take the parables we find in the Gospels and keep beating them with a hose until there is … More “Risky Business!”

Response to Grace

Matthew 22:1-14 Boy, Pastor Mike picked a good time to go away. He swears he doesn’t look at the texts before he puts our preaching schedule together… I’m not convinced… As with our texts from last week, our readings for today, speak to violence, murder, and division, and of expectations, of who is in and … More Response to Grace