The Perils of Pride

Homily for the 19th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 25, Year C)

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Homily Text: Luke 18:9-14

Jesus told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised others: "Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, 'God, I thank thee that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week, I give tithes of all that I get.' But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me a sinner!' I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for every one who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."

This Week’s Announcements

Generations: Generations is intended to be our primary engine for spiritual development and is designed for everyone—ages 1-100. This week at Generations is an Outreach Week. We will be helping set-up for the Election Day Bazaar. Dinner starts at 5:30.

Fleece Ingathering: Every year the WOGS make fleece blankets for those in need. We are now collecting fleece. Monetary donations should have “WOGS-Fleece” in the memo line. Material donations of fleece should come in pairs of 2 yds each for adults, 1.5 yds each for children, and 1 yd each for babies.

 Interfaith Outreach: This month, Interfaith Outreach is in need of boxes of macaroni & cheese all types of canned vegetables. All donations can be placed in the box next to the water fountain in the parlor hallway.

Bazaar Prep: If you’re the leader of a soup team, make sure you schedule a day in the Parish Hall. Please pick up some tickets from Sandy in the back after church to sell to family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Also, we are still accepting baked goods and Bazaar items.

Time Change: This upcoming Sunday, Nov. 3, is a the end of daylight savings—don’t forget to set your clocks back!

This Week’s Saints and Masses

Feast of Ss. Simon and Jude: Monday, 10/28 at 4:30 pm in the chapel (2019 BCP, Sarum Use)

Feria Mass:  Wednesday, 10/30 at 4:30 pm in the chapel (2019 BCP, Sarum Use.

Feast of All Saints: Friday, 11/1 at 6:00 in the Church: Solemn Mass with full choir and incense.

All Souls Requiem: Saturday, 11/2 at 6:00 in the Church: 1928 BCP, Sung Mass with traditional propers and incense.