Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Sermon for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost 2017

Sermon preached by the Rev. Imogene Stulken, Protestant campus minister at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and music director at University Lutheran Church, on Sunday, July 16, 2017. Texts for the day were:

  • Isaiah 55:10-13
  • Psalm 65:1-13
  • Romans 8:1-11
  • Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

In the sermon, Pastor Stulken referred to this collection of images of the sower (PDF), two of which are shown below.

A bronze sculpture of a barefoot man, shirt sleeves and pant legs rolled up as he works, wearing  a sun hood.
“The Sower” atop the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln, Nebraska. Sculptor: Lee Lawrie (1867-1963). Photo by Ammodramus (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

In this colorful mural, Jesus, dressed in a white tunic and surrounded by a golden halo, scatters grain along the side of the road.
Sower went out to sow, a mural from Brasov, Romania. From Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. Original source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/feargal/5765705109/ CC BY-NC-SA.