Contentment and Generosity (16th Pentecost, Proper 21C)

“Contentment and Generosity” 16th Sunday After Pentecost (Proper 21C) 1 Timothy 6:6-19 There is great gain in godliness combined with contentment; for we brought nothing into the world, so that we can take nothing out of it; but if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these. But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains. But as for you, man of God, shun all this; pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, end

Let The Church Say Amen (Feast of St. Matthew & 164th Parish Anniversary)

"Let the Church Say Amen" By the Venerable U. Yvette Owens, Archdeacon of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia For the Patronal Feast of St. Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist & the 164th Parish Anniversary Let us pray We thank you, heavenly Father, for the witness of your apostle and evangelist Matthew to the Gospel of your Son our Savior; and we pray that, after his example, we may with ready wills and hearts obey the calling of our Lord to follow him; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. AMEN Good Morning, My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, what an honor it is for me to come and be with you as you celebrate your patr

To Save Sinners (14th Pentecost, Proper 19C)

“To Save Sinners” 14th Sunday After Pentecost (Proper 19C) September 15, 2019 1 Timothy 1:12-17 I am grateful to Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because he judged me faithful and appointed me to his service, even though I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and a man of violence. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners-- of whom I am the foremost. But for that very reason I received mercy, so that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display the

Walking the Way of the Cross (13th Pentecost, Proper 18C)

Walking the Way of the Cross 13th Sunday After Pentecost (Proper 18C) September 8, 2019 [[First of all, I want to thank and praise God that our city was spared from the brunt of Hurricane Dorian's effects. Though many of us were inconvenienced by the mandatory evacuation, it seems that most of us experienced little to no damage. The church property was also undamaged. That said, our neighbors in North Carolina, in the Bahamas, and other parts of the Caribbean were not nearly so fortunate. Please keep them in your prayers and consider supporting them through donations to Episcopal Relief & Development.]] Luke 14:25-33 Now large crowds were traveling with Jesus; and he turned and said to them,

Who Is Around the Table? (12th Pentecost, Proper 17C)

Who is Around the Table? 12th Sunday After Pentecost (Proper 17C) September 1, 2019 Luke 14:1, 7-14 On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely. When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honor, he told them a parable. "When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not sit down at the place of honor, in case someone more distinguished than you has been invited by your host; and the host who invited both of you may come and say to you, `Give this person your place,' and then in disgrace you would start to take the lowest place. But when you are invited, go and sit down at the low

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