Sunday, Trinity 15

Homily for the Fifteenth Sunday After Trinity (Proper 21, Year C)

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Homily Text: Luke 16:19-31

Jesus said, "There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus (LAZ’-ER-US), full of sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table; moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried; and in Hades (HAY’-DEEZ), being in torment, he lifted up his eyes, and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus in his bosom. And he called out, 'Father Abraham, have mercy upon me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame.' But Abraham said, 'Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.' And he said, 'Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father's house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.' But Abraham said, 'They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.' And he said, 'No, father Abraham; but if some one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.' He said to him, 'If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if some one should rise from the dead.'"

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 do lectio divina (latin for Divine Reading). 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!  

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.

Hurricane Relief Efforts:  As many of you know, there has been a string of hurricane disasters and the relief effort is under way. Archbishop Foley Beach has encouraged us to mobilize and contribute to the reconstruction efforts. A great way to do that is through the Anglican Relief and Development Fund. Follow the link to donate.

This Week’s Masses

Feast of St. Michael and All Angels (transf.): Monday, 9/30 at 4:30 pm in the chapel (2019 BCP, Sarum Use), Sung Mass with Incense.

Feria Mass:  Wednesday, 10/2 at 4:30 pm in the chapel (2019 BCP, Sarum Use), commemorating St. Remegius of Rheims, Bishop, d. 533 (transf. 10/1); St. Francis of Assisi, Friar, d. 1126 (transf. 10/4); and the Holy Guardian Angels.