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Jesus in a Political World – A Letter from Bishop Benfield

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Statements by religious leaders about upcoming elections should hopefully be rare occurrences. I clearly understand that a healthy church is hopefully comprised of Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Libertarians, and a dozen other varieties of political expression. We need this wide variety of people in the church, just as we need people who bring a variety of […]

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Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost 2016

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Gospel: Luke 16:19-31 Jesus said, “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come […]

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Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost 2016

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Gospel: Luke 16:1-13 Jesus said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. So he summoned him and said to him, `What is this that I hear about you? Give me an accounting of your management, because you cannot […]

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Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost 2016

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Gospel: Luke 15:1-10 All the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to Jesus. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable: “Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave […]

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Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost 2016

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Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17 Domine, probasti Remember initial capital 1 Lord, you have searched me out and known me; * you know my sitting down and my rising up; you discern my thoughts from afar. 2 You trace my journeys and my resting-places * and are acquainted with all my ways. 3 Indeed, there is not […]