Readings for Trinity 22 (focus text in bold):
Isaiah 11:1-10 - Justice and peace will be established through the reign of Jesus; the knowledge of God will fill all creation.
Psalm 44:1-9 - "For I will not trust in my bow, it is not my sword that shall help me; But it is thou that savest us from our enemies,"
Philipians 1:3-11 - "being confident of this very thing: that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:"
Matthew 18:21-35 - Jesus tells the parable of the unmerciful servant; "So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not everyone his brother their trespasses."
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 - "And now the Lord says.. 'It is too small a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I will also give you as a light to the Gentiles, that you should be my salvation to the ends of the earth.'"
Psalm 87 - "Very excellent things are spoken of thee, thou city of God."
Revelation 7:2-4, 9-17 - "After this I beheld, and lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothedw with white robes, and palms in their hands; and cried with a loud voice, saying, 'Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and upon the Lamb.'"
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