16th Sunday after Trinity

Christian Proficiency and Mustard Seeds

A Homily for the Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity (Proper 22, Year C)

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Homily Text: Luke 17:5-10

The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!" And the Lord said, "If you had faith as a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this sycamore tree, 'Be rooted up, and be planted in the sea,' and it would obey you. Will any one of you, who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep, say to him when he has come in from the field, 'Come at once and sit down at table'? Will he not rather say to him, 'Prepare supper for me, and gird yourself and serve me, till I eat and drink; and afterward you shall eat and drink'? Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded? So you also, when you have done all that is commanded you, say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.'"

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 we will be learn how to pray the Prayer of Simplicity. All are welcome! Dinner starts at 5:30.

CAMP CRUCIS SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: As many of you know, we commit to sending all of our kids to Camp Crucis for free. We raise this money by means of Softball Tournaments. This year’s tournament will be on October 18-19 (Friday and Saturday). We are in need of donations and volunteers. See Pop for details.

PARISH DIRECTORIES: The 2019 Parish Directory has been updated and revised. Pick up your copy in the Church Office!

BAZAAR PREP: If you’re the leader of a soup team, make sure you schedule a day in the Parish Hall! Tickets available for sale in the office!

WOGS: The Women of Good Shepherd (WOGS) are seeking to raise $1000 to help First Step raise $30,000 to purchase a mini-van for their organization. Please put WOGS, First Step in the memo line of your check.

This Week’s Masses

FERIA MASS: Wednesday, 10/9 at 4:30 pm in the chapel (2019 BCP, Sarum Use), commemorating St. Robert of Lincoln, Bishop, d. 1253; also St. Paulinus of York, Bishop, d. 644 (transf. 10/10); and St. Wilfrid of Ripon, Bishop, d. 709 (transf. 10/12).