Holy Communion 10:30 am.
Lectionary Readings: Psalm 43; Matthew 23: 1-12
Text: “…but do not do as they do, for they do not practice what they teach.”
Sermon: “Hypocritic Oath”
Tease: We love to castigate hypocrisy! Catching prominent leaders not living up to their principles is an American sport. The unfortunate result of these feeding frenzies is a general reluctance to commit to any kind of principles, for fear that others may accuse us of being a “phony”. As Jesus once again takes on the Pharisees, we may just conclude that hypocrisy is the risk we all take every time we try to commit ourselves to doing something good.