16 July 2017 – 6th Sunday after Pentecost

The Rev. Dr. Austin Leininger Sermon of Proper 10 6th Sunday After Pentecost 16 July 2017 Readings: Isaiah 55:10-13 Psalm 65: (1-8), 9-14 Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9,18-23 This Sunday we take a break from Abraham’s ongoing family-history, with the birth of Isaac and Rebecca’s twins, Esau and Jacob in this morning’s alternate reading, to do … [Read more…]

9 July 2017 – 5th Sunday after Pentecost

The Rev. Dr. Austin Leininger Sermon of Proper 9 5th Sunday After Pentecost 9 July 2017 Readings: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 Song of Solomon 2:8-13 Romans 7:15-25a Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 There is an interesting tension this weekend, between our celebrations of our independence as a nation this past Tuesday, and our readings, which remind us … [Read more…]

2 July 2017 – 4th Sunday after Pentecost

The Rev. Dr. Austin Leininger Sermon of Proper 8 4th Sunday After Pentecost 2 July 2017 Readings: Genesis 22:1-14 Psalm 13 Romans 6:12-23 Matthew 10:40-42 Our first reading this morning sets up a shocking picture of relationships, faith, and expectations. There is little if anything that we can say to make either God’s command or … [Read more…]