Sunday, October 1

World Communion Sunday

"The Two Sons"  by Eugène Burnard

"The Two Sons"  by Eugène Burnard

Lectionary Readings:  Psalm 25, Matthew 21:23-32

Text:  “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you!”  Matthew2 21:31

Sermon:   “Casting Call”

Synopsis:  This week’s Parable is a drama that calls for two actors.  The first role is a young adult who flatly refuses to work in his dad’s vineyard, but has a change of heart and returns to help.  The second role calls for a sibling who promises to help, but then skips out when no one is looking.  The characters describe two personality types within the faith community.  As we read the script, each of us will be invited to reflect on personal experience and determine for which role we’re best suited to audition.  The Kingdom of God is an equal opportunity employer!