Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost


We are a community of believers called by God to live humbly in the spirit of Christ and to act as His voice and hands in our world.

Our ministries and missions emphasize worship, prayer, study, hospitality to others, and care within our congregation.  We are focused especially on the issues of poverty in our community and the world around us through projects and programs aimed at addressing the needs of those who are hungry and without enough clothing or adequate shelter, and those suffering abuse.



The Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard

By Rembrandt, ca. 1637. Oil on panel. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia.


Accessed 9/15/14



Laborers are sent into the vineyard and are told what they will be paid. The amount is the same regardless of the hours that are worked. The gifts of Godís kingdom are likewise equally allotted. They never depend upon how much one produces. The emphasis remains upon how willing we are to approach Godís tasks, and not so much upon what we are due because we responded.




Call on God with praise and thanksgiving. Tell of Godís wonderful works.

Today we open ourselves to Godís presence. Let the hearts of all who seek God rejoice.

When we eat, we are reminded of Godís provision. When we drink pure water, we give thanks.

Surely God has blessed us with food and drink. Daily we are strengthened for the tasks we face.

We are guided by Godís laws and statutes. We benefit from Godís generosity.

Let all the people worship with joy! Let all whom God has chosen sing together!



Prayer of the Day

Let us pray.


Glory to your name, holy God. We rejoice in your wonderful works, in miracles you have caused among us, and in the wealth you have entrusted to our stewardship. You have called us to important work in your vineyard. Wherever we go, we represent your church and interpret your ways to those who observe our words and deeds. Enfold us in your presence and give us strength and courage to pass on the light you have sent to illuminate our journey through life. We are eager to be fed by your Word today. Amen.


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