Grace: It's Our Way of Life

As Episcopal Christians we
Worship at home daily and together weekly;
Study the Scriptures, our tradition, and what it means to be a disciple today;
Serve our families, our parish, and our world in the name of Christ.

Everything we do is done with an ethic of Welcome
because we are only here by Grace.

13 October 2013

Sermon, Pentecost 21, Proper 23, Year C, 10 am 13 October 2013 - Faith and its Markers

Sermon on Faith and Gratitude and some of the markers of a growing discipleship. Looking at how to experience what the Samaritan who was healed experienced, we see a vision of deeper relationships in Christ, faithful giving, deeper opening to the Holy Spirit in study, and worship that overflows with thanksgiving for being made sozo: whole, healed, saved.

Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
Psalm 66:1-11
2 Timothy 2:8-15
Luke 17:11-19

*a note about prostration in prayer: More familiar now among Muslims
prostration with face to the ground was one of the two postures of
prayer mentioned in many early texts of the church.  The other was
standing in orans with hands uplifted.  Have you ever prostrated yourself
before God in prayer? Is there a place in your prayer life where you would?

The Collect

Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.