Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.
Lectionary Readings: Psalm 80; Matthew 21: 33-46
Sermon: “Sticks and Stones”
Synopsis: This week we look at one of Jesus’ more controversial teachings – “The Parables of the Wicked Tenants.” A landowner leases a vineyard to a group of tenant farmers. At harvest, he sends his servants to collect his share of the crops. Each of the landowner’s representatives, even his own son, meets a violent end at the hands of the tenants. The story is not for the squeamish. And yet, as we deconstructthe parable, we discover a narrative that gives us a fascinating reflection not only on Jesus’ time, but our own.