Sunday’s Message: God’s ways are not always our ways and the teachings of Jesus can sometimes rub us the wrong way. Such is the teaching of Matthew 20:1-16, the parable of the landowner who had the audacity to pay all of his workers the same wage — regardless of how long each had worked. “The last shall be first, and the first shall be last,” taught Jesus. Which is all good and well, until we perceive that we have received the “short-end” of that grace. Let’s us consider the amazing grace of God and learn to live so God can use me!
Today’s 11 a.m. Liturgist: The Rev. Cameron Pennybacker is the founder and C.E.O. of Diversity Assets, a nonprofit firm focused on social and racial justice initiatives. Rev. Pennybacker has served in parish, ecumenical, and interfaith settings since 1990. His career includes diverse community initiatives in the healthcare, housing, education, cultural arts, religious, and non-profit sectors. A graduate of the Interdenominational Theological Center and ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Rev. Pennybacker lives in Macon, Georgia, with his wife Sumitra, a professor at Middle State Georgia University.