The Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

For the 4th Sunday in Pentecost 2020, Oakridge Lutheran Church welcomes the community of St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church in Gibsons BC. Pr. Brian Heinrich, an old and dear friend of Pr. Matthew’s, and the priest in charge at St. Bart’s, is on holiday and asked if Pr. Matthew would send his reflection to the community there as well. Today in the reading from Jeremiah, Pr. Matthew discusses the difference between the real prophet of God who speaks the hard truth and the false prophet who whispers what the people wish to hear, In the epistle, Pr. Matthew unpacks the difference between justification and sanctification and in the very short gospel, Pr. Matthew speaks of what it is to find Christ in the poor and broken and needy.