September 21 | Workers in the Vineyard
Jesus said, "The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. When he went out about nine o'clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace; and he said to them, 'You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.' So they went. When he went out again about noon and about three o'clock, he did the same. And about five o'clock he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, 'Why are you standing here idle all day?' They said to him, 'Because no one has hired us.' He said to them, 'You also go into the vineyard.' When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, 'Call the laborers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then going to the first.' When those hired about five o'clock came, each of them received the usual daily wage. Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each of them also received the usual daily wage. And when they received it, they grumbled against the landowner, saying, 'These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.' But he replied to one of them, 'Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?' So the last will be first, and the first will be last."
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Gather up some friends and visit in person in downtown Washington. You will be warmly welcomed. Feel free to participate as your feel comfortable.
Plan to stay after Mass for coffee hour, refreshments, and conversation.
About our community
Ascension and St. Agnes is a parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and part of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
Our congregation comprises families and individuals of all ages and from a variety of different backgrounds and experiences. We come from both the immediate neighborhood and from the larger Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Whoever you are and wherever you are in your spiritual life, Ascension and Saint Agnes Parish will welcome you.
Christ is in our midst. He is and ever shall be.
1217 Massachusetts Ave., NW
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