2021 – Septuagesima – So the last shall be first
As the “Gesima Sundays” now begin to prepare us for Lent, we read the Parable of the Laborers. Herein we see that it is the goodness of God, not our efforts, that merits the reward of grace. We should not fall into the temptation that Lent’s labor merits reward outside of God’s graciousness.
The liturgy may be found here: 20210131 – Septuagesima
Lesson: Joshua 1:1-9
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Gospel: St. Matthew 20:1-16