September 6, 2015
Mark 7:24-37
James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17
Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23
Psalm 125

Room at the Table
Proper 18 | OT 23

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Keith Hewitt
"Room at the Table" by Keith Hewitt
"The Problem with Miracles" by C. David McKirachan

Room at the Table
by Keith Hewitt
James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17

The hubbub was past, now, the dinner had been served, the dishes washed and put away in their appointed places, and the tables had been wiped down until their white plastic tops practically sparkled.  One by one the parishioners and others had left, after congratulating Pastor Sumner on a glorious 75th anniversary celebration for the church.  The banner still hung on the far wall of the fellowship hall, he noted critically -- he would have to come in early tomorrow and take it down...or, better, get a trustee to do it.

The Harvest Dinner would be coming soon, and then the Harvest Carnival, and the Hunter’s wouldn’t do to leave the anniversary banner up, not at all.

“Let one of the trustees do it,” the other person in the room said quietly.

He blushed, realized he must have been staring at the banner.  “I could get up there and do it -- tomorrow.”.... >>Click here for the full installment.

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