Proper 27 – Year A (2017)

Exodus 20:1-4,7-9,12-20; Psalm 19; Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46 Rev. Dr. Tim Connor Thanksgiving in the life of the Church is both an individual and a corporate act. Our life in Christ has been blessed: we need to celebrate the gifts we have received, both individually and collectively, beginning with the gift of Christ himself. Just …

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Proper 25 – Year A (2017)

Exodus 16:2-15; Psalm 105:1-6,37-45; Philippians 1:21-30; Matthew 20:1-16 Rev. Dr. Tim Connor The parable of the land owner is unsettling: the idea of the same reward for everyone owner clashes with our sense of fairness and justice. Our culture rewards effort and initiative, but the message of the story is that God’s Kingdom operates differently …

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Proper 23 – Year A (2017)

Exodus 12:1-14; Psalm 149; Romans 13:8-14; Matthew 18:15-20 Rev. Dr. Tim Connor The Gospel text is about community discipline within the church. Jesus gives us a model for handling conflict that is grounded in reconciliation and restoration of relationships. It begins with a private, face-to-face encounter and grows to involve others only when the conflict …

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