Unfortunately, we suffered an issue with the sound system this morning, and were unable to live-stream the service. We hope to have things running properly in time for next week!
The order of service is still available here. It includes the readings, all of the responses, and the words to the hymns, including prayers for making spiritual communion.
Today is the twentieth Sunday after Pentecost. Sundays and Seasons offers this reflection on the readings:
In Jesus’ parable about a great banquet, those invited do not come, so the invitation is extended to others. In our liturgy God spreads a table before us. Even amid anxiety and hardship we rejoice in the peace of God which surpasses all understanding. With great joy we feast at the table of the Lord, and we go forth to share the wonderful invitation with others hungering and thirsting for the abundant life of God.
Our cover image is “The Golden Calf” from The Nuremberg Chronicle, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=54273 [retrieved October 14, 2023]. Original source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nuremberg_chronicles_-_Golden_calf.png. This image is in the public domain.