Sunday, September 24

"Labourers in the Vineyard" by Bernard Keil

"Labourers in the Vineyard" by Bernard Keil

Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.

 Lectionary Readings:  Psalm 145; Matthew 20: 1-16

 Text:  “I choose to give to the last the same as I gave to you.”   Matthew 20:14

 Sermon:  “Sour Grapes”

 Synopsis:  This week we revisit a familiar, yet controversial teaching of Jesus – the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard.  It’s the story where a landowner hires day laborers at various intervals during the day.  When it’s time for everyone to line up for their pay, those hired late in the day receive the exact same amount as those who worked the entire day!  We agree with the disgruntled workers that this arrangement simply isn’t fair!!  Why would Jesus indicate that this is what we can expect in the Kingdom of God?   Is he joking?  Or, what?

Fall Kick-OffPotluck  immediately following worship. Please bring a covered dish, or salad to share.  Beverages will be provided