St. Clare Episcopal Church

Month: September 2020

September 27, 2020: Year A Pentecost 17, Proper 21

Matthew 21:23-32 The main characters in today’s gospel story are a couple of real stars aren’t they? They are the kind of kids I’d rather not acknowledge as my own. The second son reminds me of the child who is asked to bring in the groceries and he “promises” to do it. When you go […]

September 20, 2020: Year A Pentecost 19 Proper 20 Matthew 20:1-16 What if we look at this Gospel story in a very different way this morning? Most people read this Gospel story and look at it this way – they see the landowner as God; and a God who works in ways that don’t fit with our sense of being rewarded for hard […]

September 13, 2020: Year A Pentecost 15, Proper 19 Matthew 18:21-35 I was out at church yesterday getting some things for today, and as I was driving home I had Spotify on the radio. I am a geek for 80s pop music! And the first song that came up as I drove out of the parking lot was Phil Collins singing, “How many […]

September 6, 2020: Year A Pentecost 14, Proper 18 Matthew 18: 15-20 Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon by Dr. Lisa Ozaeta Today, I want to talk about Radical Love. I love this part of the lectionary. We get to see Jesus teaching, telling parables, and performing miracles. When we get to this week’s reading. It feels different. It seems like it just a […]

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