Back to Church Sunday
Roman Catholic/Methodist/URC - 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Anglican - Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost, Proper 21
Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22 or Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 * Psalm 124 or Psalm 19:7-14 * James 5:13-20 * Mark 9:38-50
Today's Liturgy of the Word could be seen as being downcast, the tone isn't exactly upbeat, an interesting challenge for preaching on Back to Church Sunday! However the Gospel begins with a short introduction which is extremely relevant to us all working the in ecumenical movement. It needs little further explanation, we are all working in different ways Jesus approves off all that is done in His name, and will reward us appropiately.