St. Michael and All Angels

S. St. Michael and All Angels. “Or Should I Say Eye?” 19 Dan. 10, Matt. 18:1-11     It seems the texts the last several weeks have been throwing one conundrum after another at us.   Today it is a very old one: is the Angel Michael Jesus, or

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15th Sunday after Pentecost – Vicar Bartelt

22 September 2019                             Vicar Philip Bartelt Grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. The texts before us today are the Gospel and the Old Testament lessons heard read just moments ago and these texts have been to

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14th Sunday after Pentecost

S. Pentecost 14.19 “The Whole Following Thing…” Luke 15:1-10     You know how often I say “this is my favorite bible passage!”? Long-time members will smile; I’ve said that about so many passages that most people probably think I just love every single passage in Holy Scriptures

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13th Sunday after Pentecost

S. Pentecost 13.19 “The Finest Hour” Luke 14:25-35     Famous lines, much quoted in our Old Testament and Gospel lessons today: Moses’ “I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you—I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life…” And Jesus’ “For

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