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Lectionary Reflection: The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

By Peter Grace

Friday, October 20

Isaiah 45:1-7; Psalm 96:1-9; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22 Today’s readings encompass two very different emperors: Cyrus, God’s instrument in liberating and repatriating the exiled Jews, and Tiberius, whose image is inscribed on the coinage...

Lectionary Reflection: The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

By Benjamin Miralles

Friday, October 13

Isaiah 25:1-9; Psalm 23, Phil. 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14 Rejoice in the LORD, always; again, I will say, Rejoice! One common thread one finds in today’s readings is the disposition of being joyful. In Paul’s letter...

Lectionary Reflection: The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

By Connie Holmes

Friday, October 6

Isaiah 5:1-7; Phil. 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46 We live close to lush, verdant and fruitful vineyards — an important part of the culture and economy of the Bay Area. The vineyard is a familiar image and...

Lectionary Reflection: St. Francis Sunday

By The Rev. Canon Mark Stanger

Friday, September 29

Jeremiah 22:13-16; Galatians 6:14-18; Matthew 11:25-30 Today we replace our regular Sunday observance with the commemoration of St. Francis of Assisi for whom the city of San Francisco is named. Francis is one of those...

Lectionary Reflection: The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

By Carol James

Friday, September 22

Jonah 3:10-4:11; Psalm 145:1-8; Philippians 1:21-30; Matthew 20:1-16 “It’s not fair!” That heart-cry has sprung from the lips of so many children — do you remember saying it yourself? As we grow older, perhaps we...

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