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Worship Services & Scripture Readings 

September 2017

 

Note: This month along with the Scripture Readings and Sermon Title are a set of questions for you to consider when reading the Gospel text assigned for each Sunday. They are designed to help you better understand the issues the Gospel writer is asking us to consider.

 

September 3, 2017   /   Holy Communion  /  13th Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture: Romans 12.1-2; Matthew 16.21-27

Sermon Title: “You Shouldn’t Say Things Like That”

Questions to Consider When Reading the Gospel: Why do you think Peter reacted so strongly to Jesus’ prediction? Was Peter out-of-line? How would you have responded to Jesus unsettling announcement?

 

September 10, 2017   /  “Get Out & Serve!”   14th Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture: Romans 13.8-10; Matthew 18.15-20

Sermon Title: “Love in Action”

Questions to Consider When Reading the Gospel: What type of friend would you rather have: someone who always agreed with you or someone who would tell you when you were wrong, even if it meant risking the friendship? Have you ever been angry with someone because he or she said you were wrong? Is that person still your friend?

 

September 17, 2017   /  15th Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture: Romans 14.7-9; Matthew 18.21-35

Sermon Title: “Nobody Knows the Meaning of the Word”

Questions to Consider When Reading the Gospel Do you treat other people as well as Jesus Christ treats you?  Why would a person find it difficult to love another person as much as Jesus loved her or him? Is it even possible?

 

September 24, 2017    /   16th Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture: Isaiah 55.6-9; Matthew 20.1-16a

Sermon Title: “Is This Any Way to Run a Business?”

Questions to Consider When Reading the Gospel: I have often wondered how Jesus would have done working in a Human Resources Department.  In this parable, Jesus talks about a land owner who has a peculiar way of compensating his employees.  Do you think the land owner is being fair to all his workers? How do you think God is like that landowner?