~Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 20-Year B.
~8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist, Rite I in the Chapel.
~9:30 AM – Family Choir Rehearsal in the Chancel.
~10:15 AM – Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the Main Sanctuary.
~4:00 PM – Youth Group.
Your Sunday’s Weekly Reflection
A Note on Today’s Readings Proper 20—Year B
Welcome to our All Saints’ parish! In today’s Gospel reading Jesus again predicts his death and resurrection. The disciples fail to understand and dispute among themselves which of them is the most important. Jesus tells them that the highest status in his kingdom is reserved for those who serve. This is a call to pattern our lives on his life in self-giving love.
In the first reading, the prophet speaks of the opposition he faces from those who reject his message. They plot his death and he describes their plots in ways that reminded the first Christians of the rejection of Jesus that led to his death.
Again we read from the Epistle of James. After describing the characteristics of those who are at peace with God, the author states that strife, jealousy, and estrangement are the products of allying ourselves with the world rather than with God.
When the Church gathers to worship, it acts out its allegiance to God and its service to the world. In the action of the liturgy we express our service to each other. That liturgical action is the pattern for our daily living as God’s friends and as fellow servants with Christ to all people. The liturgy, then, is extended beyond the doors of the church building into all of life.