Sunday, 28 August 2022

All are welcome to attend in-person services. Entry is from the main doors on King Street East. Weather-permitting, coffee hour follows the ten o’clock service out in the Nativity Gardens behind the church.

Service Guidelines are available here.

Masks are not required, but with the current surge in COVID cases we do strongly recommend that you wear a high-quality medical mask for in-person attendance.

You can join the service, live or later, via YouTube. The live-stream will begin at 9:45 am, and the service itself will begin at 10 am. You’ll be able to watch or re-watch it on YouTube at the same link at any later time.

You can find the order of service here. It includes the readings, the responses, and the hymns, so you can join in as fully as possible via the live-stream.

In the first reading from the letter to the Hebrews, we’re reminded of the importance of love and hospitality–and of God’s never-failing support as we seek to share God’s love with all other people (Hebrews 13.1–8, 15–16).

The Poor invited to the feast – Luke 14:15-24

In the gospel, we hear Jesus challenging societal norms and inviting us to live into God’s way of being (Luke 14.1, 7–14).

Sundays and Seasons offers this brief but powerful summary of this week’s readings:

Invited and inviting—that is the nature of the church. By God’s grace in holy baptism we have a place at Christ’s banquet table. When, by the power of that same Spirit, humility and mutual love continue among us, the church can be more inviting still.

And if you want a hint about what might be part of this Sunday’s homily? Well, maybe take a look at this clip…