Feasts, Kings, and the Assumptions We Carry

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October 11, 2020 Text: Matthew 22:1-14 Deacon Alex Benson Grace, peace, and mercy are yours through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. This parable of Jesus is what some might call “a little extra.” To be “extra” is to be over the top, too much, a lot to handle. Jesus often told these parables, or stories, […]

Forgiveness and Freedom

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Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 18:21-35 Deacon Alex Benson Grace, peace, and mercy are yours from our God who is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. Amen. Matthew and I have been playing a lot of board games since this pandemic started. I’m sure our relationship dynamics while playing these games could be […]

Weeds, Wheat, and the Kingdom of Heaven

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July 19, 2020 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Deacon Alexandra Benson Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Grace, peace, and mercy are yours from Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. I recently spent a week on my parent’s farm in South Dakota. After spending a lot of time in my head over the past few months, after getting caught in […]