Sunday, August 20, 2017 — Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
In Isaiah we hear that God’s house shall be a house of prayer for all people and that God will gather the outcasts of Israel. The Canaanite woman in today’s gospel is a Gentile, an outsider, who is unflinching in her request that Jesus heal her daughter. As Jesus commends her bold faith, how might our church extend its mission to those on the margins of society? In our gathering around word and meal we receive strength to be signs of comfort, healing, and justice for those in need.
Listen HERE to today’s lessons and sermon titled “Screaming for Crumbs”.
Listen to our choir sing “Lord of Life” HERE!