Saint Peterβs Church is a welcoming and diverse evangelical catholic communion. Sermons respect and reflect the rich diversity of this community, and rooted in biblical scholarship and proper distinction between what theologians call God's judgment and promise. This distinction has at its center the conviction that all people are upright before God on account of Christ alone.
Appointed textsThe ecumenical Revised Common Lectionary appoints texts for liturgies in a three year cycle (Years A, B and C). As a commitment to Christian unity, Saint Peterβs follows this cycle.
The texts for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, Year A are:
1 Kings 19:9β18
Saint Matthew 14:22β33
Excerpt"Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side." The plain
truth of this Gospel -- its Good News -- is that Jesus meets Peter and the disciples at the turmoil of the sea. Meets us at any and in any of life's turmoil. When we seem overwhelmed. Have no idea where to turn. Or who to turn to. When we are confused. Distraught. When we feel completely alone; isolated. And as is so easy to feel in such times: afraid. Jesus meets us there. Grabs us ahold of us, and does not let us go.