In case you think this post’s title “Two different sermons” is some cutesy thing it isn’t. The Liturgical Sunday for today is the Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost but St. Mark’s is having a “Hanging of the Greens” service next Sunday so . . .
The Knox Presbyterian Sunday is Pentecost 23 and the St. Mark’s Presbyterian Sunday is the Reign of Christ. So you can decide which one you want to listen to. For that matter, you can listen to what I do with Reign of Christ texts this Sunday compared to next Sunday; let me know if one is better than the other, or maybe keep it to your self 🙂
The way it worked out we spent our time at Knox on the Epistle lesson talking about work and at St. Mark’s on the Gospel lesson talking about Jesus as an anything but typical king.
Ordinarily I ask you to listen to one or the other sermon but in this case, you might very well like to listen to both of them as they are completely different.
The Lectionary texts for the Knox service are – Psalm 98, Malachi 4:1-2a, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19
The Lectionary texts for the St. Mark’s service are – Psalm 46, Jeremiah 23:1-6, Colossians 1:11-20, Luke 23:33-43