NextSunday Worship


  • September 25, 2016

    “This land is your land”

    Year C – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

    Land is a prize to be had.  As a farmer’s wife once told me, “Buy it at every occasion, for it’s the only thing they are not making more of.”  I wish it was as easy as it sounded.  Land is costly in general, and depending on where you live, it can be quite expensive […]

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  • September 18, 2016

    “Cheaters never prosper!”

    Year C – Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

    Have you ever been cheated?  It’s no fun.  In fact, it down right stinks, especially if you have no possible recourse for justice. The teller gave me crisp dollar bills in a bank in South America.  My wife and I wanted to take a trip to nearby Argentina.  When we arrived our first order of […]

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  • September 11, 2016

    “Tragedy to Triumph”

    Year C – Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost.

    In life we will experience tragedy.  So powerful is tragedy that many can recall where they were and who they were with upon receiving the news.  Take for instance the national tragedies of our great nation.  My grandfather remembered when he learned about Pearl Harbor, my dad Kennedy’s assassination, and my older brother The Challenger […]

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  • September 4, 2016

    “Selective Listening”

    Year C – Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

    A young couple living in a foreign country left early one Saturday morning to visit a local national park.  Locals told them about the beauty of the green rain forest with trees thousands of years old and the pristine streams that flowed from nearby glaciers.  Needless to say they were excited to set foot upon […]

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  • August 28, 2016

    “Foundational Requirements for Christian Living”

    Year C – Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

    Thanks to industrial growth, affluence and an insatiable appetite for more and more, ecologist warn of cosmic halitosis.  The world, they say, is suffering from bad breath!  Some laugh away the smoke and fumes and poisonous vapor that choke the common breath of all.  They smile and say, “Bad breath is better than no breath […]

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  • August 21, 2016

    “A Religious Objection and Healing Correction.”

    Year C – Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

    The Bible is big book with many stories.  It traces the history of salvation from creation to redemption; beginning with Adam and concludes with Jesus as the Risen Lord. The Bible takes us on a tour through time and into eternity.  The Bible invites us to worship God and remember that great cloud of witnesses […]

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  • August 14, 2016

    “Wild Grapes in God’s Vineyard”

    Year C – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

    I’ve about made up my mind—the world has gone mad. Our country has gone mad. As of today 6,040 people have been shot in America in 2016. Adam Lanza killed children in a school. Dylan Roof killed 9 people worshiping in church. A man walks into a nightclub and kills 49 and wounds more than […]

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  • August 7, 2016

    “The Road Ahead”

    Year C – Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

    It seems like we are living literally in the eye of storms.  But there is more than the weather to contend with these days.   Here in the final blustery days of Campaign 2016, the airways are awash in rhetoric.  Charges and counter charges, whispers and shouts, innuendo and boasts beyond lies converge to form a […]

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  • July 31, 2016


    Year C: Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

    Today is the birthday of Harry Potter, and also his creator, J. K. Rowling.  She tells of the time in her life when she was a single mother and virtually homeless, detailing how her own desperation caused her to sit down in cafés and put to paper the stories and characters swirling magically in her […]

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  • July 24, 2016

    “Eat, Pray, Love”

    Year C - Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

    Some of the most thrilling moments of my adult life have recurred every year on Christmas Eve.   As parents blessed with two children we have taken great pleasure in the preparing of the annual presents for our son and daughter under the tree. Before Santa Claus ever arrives [and I add that as a cautionary […]

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