1st Sunday of Advent, November 29, 2020- Isaiah 64:1-9, Mark 13:24-37- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - Advent is a season of expectant waiting and preparation for both the birth of Christ and the second coming of Christ. The term is derived from the Latin word “adventus” meaning “coming” or “arrival,” which, in turn… Continue reading Expectant Waiting in Uncertain Times
25th Sunday After Pentecost, November 22, 2020- Luke 23:33-43- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - Why do we do this? We follow a lesson plan of biblical readings subscribed by the World Council of Churches that repeats itself every three years. And the hope is that congregations will become familiar with some of the… Continue reading Why Do We Do This?
24th Sunday After Pentecost, November 15, 2020- Acts 4:32-25, Luke 16:19-31- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - Today is Stewardship Consecration Sunday when we discern how God is calling and equipping us to give of our time and resources to the ministry and mission of our church. Stewardship means taking responsibility for the care… Continue reading There Was Not a Needy Person Among Them
23rd Sunday After Pentecost, November 8, 2020- Amos 5:18-24, Matthew 25:1-13- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - “In your face! I’m better than you are, uh huh, uh huh!” This is a very rude expression that arises in the heat of competition between two individuals where one outdoes the other and offers an in-your-face… Continue reading An In-Your-Face God
22nd Sunday After Pentecost, November 1st, 2020- Matthew 5:1-12- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - Do you remember the cartoon characters Popeye and Olive Oyl? Well, in one episode that was aired in 1948, the year of the presidential election between Harry Truman and Thomas Dewey, Olive decides to run for President. Now, the… Continue reading If I Were President