St. Giles' Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Jefferson, Maine

Friday, August 16, 2019

August 11, 2019 – The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost — Genesis 15:1-6; Psalm 33:12-22; Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16; Luke 12:32-40

                This morning’s lessons speak about faith, about trusting God’s Word and God’s promises, even when from the human viewpoint they seem impossible.  In the lesson from Genesis we read about God’s promise to Abram (later renamed Abraham) that he would have descendants as numerous as the stars in heaven.  The commentary in the Letter to the Hebrews…

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August 4, 2019 – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost — Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23; Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21

            Ecclesiastes, a book of the Hebrew Bible that is categorized as wisdom literature, begins with the words of the author, the Teacher:  “Vanity of vanities!  All is vanity!”  Another translation reads, “Utter futility!  All is futile!”  We might read this morning’s lesson from Ecclesiastes and draw from it a cynical attitude about human endeavor.  But we mustn’t take that lesson from…

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