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  • February 10, 2018

    “A Lesson in Evangelism”

    Year C – Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

    February 10, 2018 It was another spring day in my home town.  Spring was the time of the year when the baseball team began to practice with great hopes.  Cherryville, North Carolina is and always has been a baseball town.  In a town that has seen cotton mills and trucking companies move away baseball is […]

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  • February 3. 2019

    “Learning to Love”

    Year C - Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

    In our continuing move to be of service to you, we bring you this important reminder.  This is February 3.  I know that this is Super Bowl Sunday, but don’t be lulled to sleep. There are only 11 more days before Valentine’s Day.  Don’t wait till the last minute.  Get out there and get those cards […]

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  • JANUARY 27, 2019

    "How God Speaks”

    Year C: The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

    Do you ever wish that God would just speak to us audibly and dramatically as God seems to have spoken to some of the characters in the Bible?  “Go here, do this, do not do that, make this choice, go in that direction . . .”  Life would be so much easier if God would […]

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  • January 20, 2019

    “The LORD’s Delight”

    Year C - Second Sunday after the Epiphany

    There are a lot of reasons why people give up on God. They prayed, and nothing seemed to happen. They were dealt a crushing blow. They loved and were hurt. They tried to live a good life, but it just seemed to do no good. Someone they loved died. They lost their health, their home, […]

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  • January 13, 2019

    “The Next Chapter”

    Year C - First Sunday after the Epiphany – Baptism of the Lord

    One of the most memorable experiences I had in seminary took place in a Christian Education class.  The professor asked us to imagine that we were writing a book about our lives.  What title would you give to the book?  It’s a good question. What title would you give to the story of your life […]

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  • January 6, 2019

    "A God with Skin"

    Second Sunday after Christmas Day

    A four-year-old girl was having trouble going to sleep. So, she called to her mother who was trying to go to sleep across the hall, “Mom, I need some apple juice.” “Okay honey,” the mom replied, “but after I bring you this juice, you need to go to sleep.” The mom made her way into […]

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  • Dec 30, 2018

    “Let All Creation Praise the Lord!”

    Year C: First Sunday after Christmas Day

    Instructions: Text in bold italic is to be sung. It may be sung a cappella by the preacher or a soloist, or it may be sung by the choir or the choir and congregation. If it is accompanied, please limit the introduction to a single chord or note to give the performers the starting pitch. […]

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  • December 24 & 25, 2018

    The Great Celebration; a Christmas Eve Meditation

    Year C: Nativity of the Lord - Proper I

    Instructions:  Text in bold italic is to be sung. It may be sung a cappella by the preacher or a soloist, or it may be sung by the choir or the choir and congregation. If it is accompanied, please limit the introduction to a single chord or note to give the performers the starting pitch. […]

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  • December 23, 2018

    “God Turns the World Upside Down”

    Year C: 4th Sunday of Advent

    Instructions:   Text in bold italic is to be sung. It may be sung a cappella by the preacher or a soloist, or it may be sung by the choir or the choir and congregation. If it is accompanied, please limit the introduction to a single chord or note to give the performers the starting pitch. […]

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  • December 16, 2018

    “Everything Changed”

    Year C – Third Sunday in Advent

    Instructions: Text in bold italic is to be sung. It may be sung a cappella by the preacher or a soloist, or it may be sung by the choir or the choir and congregation. If it is accompanied, please limit the introduction to a single chord or note to give the performers the starting pitch. […]

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