Readings for Trinity 22 (focus text in bold):
Isaiah 11:1-10 - Justice and peace will be established through the reign of Jesus
Psalm 44:1-9 - Man's power cannot save, but God can defend us from our enemies
Philipians 1:3-11 - he who begun a good work in you will finish it on the last day
Matthew 18:21-35 - the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant
Sermon by the Rev. Adam Rick
Cover art: "The Unmerciful Servant" by Rembrandt van Rijn, c. 1655, pen and brown ink, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Readings for All Saints' Day:
Isaiah 49:5-7 - God's anointed servant will save both Jews and Gentiles
Psalm 87 - "Very excellent things are spoken of thee, thou city of God."
Revelation 7:2-4, 9-17 - Many redeemed nations gather around God's throne
Matthew 5:1-12 - Jesus teaches the beatitudes to the multitudes.
Sermon by the Rev. Timothy Taylor
Cover art: "The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs" by Fra Angelico, c. 1423-24, tempura on wood, National Gallery, London