Date: October 2, 2011
Liturgical Sunday: Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
RCL Scripture: Psalm 19; Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20; Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46
Sermon Title: Who do we think we are?
Knox Presbyterian [audio:https://wordsfromthemiddle.ca/wp-content/uploads/111002_-_knox.mp3|titles=Who do we think we are?]
St. Mark’s Presbyterian [audio:https://wordsfromthemiddle.ca/wp-content/uploads/111002_-_St_Marks.mp3|titles=Who do we think we are?]
Some Sundays when I have finished converting and uploading the day’s sermons I feel that I have a lot to say about what I just said and then some Sunday’s I don’t . . . not sure what causes which so I’ll just accept it as part of life.
So, while I see if something strikes me about this Sunday (and interestingly, something just did) I will report on something that has been in the works for a long time. It was actually back in early summer that, in a discussion about shut-ins who formerly attended St. Mark’s, it was decided that we would see if we could deliver Sunday sermons to them. I approached my co-workers, who are really, really great people, for donations of old but still functional MP3 players and got several of them. A number of factors arose that prevented us from implementing this as soon as I got the MP3 players but we finally began this Sunday. So, there are three MP3 players out there with last Sunday’s St. Mark’s sermon on them to be distributed. I’ll try and remember to keep you posted on the progress of this little initiative.
Now, for the thing that struck me about this Sunday. It is a little thing but it is interesting that out of the last four sermon titles (all of which have been questions but we’ve been over that) two of them are dramatically different depending on where you put the emphasis, i.e. “Who do we think we are?” is quite different than “Who do we think we are?” etc.
Well that is it for now. As always I would love to get your feedback.
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