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Sermon for 11th Sunday after Pentecost 2019

August 25, 2019

Isaiah 58:9b-14       Psalms 103:1-8                  Hebrews 12: 18 - 29               Luke 13:10-17

 

     The priest asked the children to join her up front for the sermon.  Once they had settled down, she asked who knew the story of Jonah and the whale.  A sea of hands flew into the air.  “Good for you!” she smiled. “But, I have a harder question.  Who knows the whale’s side of the story?”  There was silence for a moment then Ranger raised his hand.  “I know, I know!” he said.  The priest invited him up to come forward to share with everyone. The priest took Ranger up to the pulpit and set him on a chair so everyone could see him.  She pulled the microphone down to his level so he could be heard.   “Now, Ranger, tell us how the whale would tell the story of Jonah.”  Ranger smiled out at the congregation, leaned in as close as he could to the microphone, then he let out a prolonged, noisy burp that echoed throughou