Jesus tells a story in this week’s Gospel reading that can seem downright contradictory to, well, everything else he taught.
It commends (not condemns) a dishonest manager and shady master. It praises shrewdness. It seems to imply that one can buy (or bribe) ones way into eternal life.
Admittedly, these details can be quite distracting to us today (and challenging to preach!).
They shouldn't, however, distract us from fundamental underlying truth about Jesus’s favorite subject…which is really the point.
See you Sunday.
Third Friday Bingo: September 20, 7:00-8:30 PM. We join the residents of the Light House Homelessness Prevention Center for a few rounds of Bingo. Come along! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Second Sunday Sandwiches: October 13 after worship.
Discovery Dinner: Thursday, October 17 , 6:30-8:30 PM. This is an opportunity to meet our Rector and other leaders at Redeemer to share our stories and ask questions. RSVP to email@example.com
Church Potluck: Sunday, October 27 after worship.
Ongoing Events & Announcements
Luke For Everyone: Bible Study continues through the Fall on Sundays at 8:45 AM.
Chapel at the Lutheran Mission: A spiritual community for those who serve or receive help from the Lutheran Mission. Every Wednesday at 10am. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday Evensong: 7:00 PM at 1996 Generals Hwy, Annapolis. 30-40 minute service of Evening Prayer with singing and scripture readings. Food and fellowship follows.
Food Bank: Annapolis SDA hosts a community food bank every third Saturday, and we can help. Non- perishable foods of all kinds are needed. You can leave your contributions in the “Food Bank” tub in the lobby.