June 25, 2017
Matthew 10:24-39
Romans 6:1b-11
Genesis 21:8-21


Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19

Janice B. Scott

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One year, our church was approached by the chairman of the local council to see whether we could offer a civic service. We were delighted to do so and invited all the local dignitaries plus anyone who had a job working for or within the community. So we invited police officers and fire officers and nurses and refuse collectors and postal workers and so on, to share together in thanking God for their skills and thanking them for all they did, on behalf of the community.

We sent the proposed order of service to the chairman of the council for approval, leaving gaps where the words of the hymns would be added.

When the order of service was returned, the chairman had chosen hymns to fill in the blanks. This was somewhat tricky, since our organist had already exercised his prerogative to select the hymns, they simply hadn't yet been added to the service sheet. Clearly the chairman had misunderstood...

This sermon, Faith, is based on Genesis 15:1-6 and relates to Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 of Cycle C of the lectionary. This sermon on Genesis 15:1-6 is just one of over 800 resources created by Janice Scott for The Village Shepherd (a component of SermonSuite). SermonSuite also offers online sermons, professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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