Monthly Archives: November 2016

27th Sunday after Pentecost, Nov. 27. Luke 13:10-17.

In Old Testament times it was the Sabbath, the seventh day of the week, that was observed as a day of worship. In New Testament times it is Sunday, the first day of the week, the day of the Resurrection, that is observed as a day of worship. Our church law concerning this observance states, […]

27th Sunday after Pentecost, Nov. 20, 2016. Eph 6:10-17; Luke 12:16-21

This Thursday we will observe the secular holiday of Thanksgiving Day. As you will recall from what you learned in school, the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth in November, 1620. Of the 110, only 50 survived the first winter. On March 16, 1621, Abnaki Indian Samoset walked into the colony and later brought Squanto. Squanto’s importance […]

26th Sunday after Pentecost, Nov. 13, 2016. Lk 10:25-37

Who is my neighbor? A good question by the lawyer; still a good question today. In first century Israel, the Jews knew Leviticus 19:18, “Take no revenge and cherish no grudge against your own people. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.” There was considerable debate, though, as to who was […]

25th Sunday after Pentecost, Nov. 6, 2016. Eph 4:1-6; Lk 8:41-56

In today’s Gospel we hear of two healings by Jesus: the healing of the woman with the hemorrhage, and the raising from the dead of Jairus’ daughter. Both of these are responses of Jesus to the faith of the people he cured. These are only two of the times Jesus healed the sick or raised […]