Monday, October 28, 2013

Morning Worship, 10/27/13: "How do you pray?"

This week’s Scripture tells the story of a reversal of roles.  In Jesus’ day, tax collectors were not popular.  Imagine if you were responsible for paying your federal taxes to your neighbor, who set the rates and skimmed what he wanted off the top.  Would you like him?  Tax collectors were despised.  Pharisees, on the other hand, were adored and respected.  They kept the religious law, lived holy lives, and served as an example to their community of righteousness.  Yet, the Pharisee is set up as the villain and the tax collector is the hero of this story.  What does this role reversal teach us?

May the Lord be with you!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Morning Worship, 10/20/13

Rev. Claire Butler of the Presbytery of WV preaches on the parable of the unjust judge, challenging our notions of what it means to be missional.

May the Lord be with you!