Genesis 4:1-17 and 6:5 - 9:17, Psalm 51, Matthew 13:1-9 and 18-23
Suggested Scripture Readings are from Brian McLaren's We Make the Road by Walking. I have supplemented these stories with a reading from Matthew.
This Sunday, I did not record a sermon. It was our annual Blessing of the Quilts and Kits gathered, created, and constructed over the past six months. These quilts, personal care kits, and and school supply kits will make their way to Lutheran World Relief and from there, be shipped to partner agencies around the world for distribution to vulnerable communities. The day was rich in images of peace, renewal, and harvesting. Preaching largely featured the work of Lutheran World Relief. To see video footage of projects around the globe, click the link below: really heartening stuff and a testament as to why our work matters. Much more available at lwr.org.