NextSunday Worship


Sermons

  • April 16, 2017

    “The glory of the lighted mind”

    Year A – Easter Day – The Resurrection of the Lord

    There is a stunning scene in a play called “the King Comes to His Own.” The playwright, Dorothy L Sayers, makes it clear that Jesus had left the tomb before the stone was rolled away from its opening. The molecules of the transformed body reassemble themselves outside the tomb taking the form of a person. […]

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  • April 9, 2017

    “He emptied himself”

    Year A: Sixth Sunday in Lent - Liturgy of the Passion

    Reading the story of the Passion in its entirety is a liturgy in itself. An act of worship and a participation of the people in a drama that continues through the ages. It is like listening to Bach who, inspired by this gospel’s account, composed the heart-breaking St. Matthew’s Passion. The drama unfolds in the […]

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  • April 2, 2017

    “Called from death to life”

    Year A - Fifth Sunday in Lent

    Lazarus. Even his name causes confusion with most English-speaking people who seem unable to pronounced all the consonants in it correctly. An elusive name, an elusive personality, he remains a man of mystery. So much so that great writers have been intrigued by his story, the seventh and final sign of Jesus in the gospel […]

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  • March 26, 2017

    “The Lord is My Shepherd.”

    Year A - Fourth Sunday in Lent

    In spite of the fact that we live in a world that increasingly confuses “wants” with “needs”, the 23rd Psalm continues to top the scriptural hit parade.  “The Lord is my shepherd,” and therefore I have all that I need!”  It is a bold claim and abiding affirmation of faith. Popular from generation to generation […]

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  • March 19, 2017

    “Jesus: the Living Water”

    Year A - Third Sunday in Lent

    Today we have the privilege of listening in on a conversation between Jesus and a Samaritan woman. Some would say that she was a “nobody for nowhere.” Last Sunday, we considered a conversation reported in John chapter 3; between Jesus and a very important person from somewhere.  His name was Nicodemus, a Pharisee with roots […]

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  • March 12, 2017

    “Questions in the night that revealed the Light!”

    Year A - Second Sunday in Lent

    Regardless of your level of biblical literary, most likely you’ve heard of John 3:16.  Many of you can easily locate it in scripture and recite it from memory.  But the question is do you know what John 3:16 is all about?   The context for this verse is a conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus.  Their dialogue […]

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  • March 5, 2017

    “Our Lord knows the way through the wilderness”

    Year A - First Sunday in Lent

    The scripture translation is from Clarence Jordan’s Cotton Patch Gospel (Smyth & Helwys Publishing, 2012) Then Jesus was taken by the Spirit into the country, to be given a test by the Confuser. And after a forty-day fast he was plenty hungry. Well, the Confuser came around and said to him, “So you’re God’s Head […]

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  • February 26, 2017

    “Go Back Down the Mountain”

    Year A - Transfiguration Sunday

    That day was different from any other day. That day was different for Peter, James, and John. That day was different for Moses. That day — the day they experienced the magnificent glory of the Lord. Moses went up on the mountaintop. Moses saw the glory of the Lord face to face. The Lord, though, […]

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  • February 19, 2017

    “Reflecting the Heart of God”

    Year A – Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

    What does it mean to be the People of God? The people of Israel are wandering in the desert. The people are free, but they are disorganized. The people have escaped, but they have no destination. The people know they are the people of YHWH, but they don’t yet know what that means. The Psalm […]

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  • February 12, 2017

    “Choose Life”

    Year A – Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

    Moses stands before the people, he’s wearied. The journey’s been long. Fleeing from Egypt, working for his father-in-law, confronting and speaking truth to Pharaoh’s power, leading the people out of Egypt and toward the Promised Land. Wandering, so much wandering in the desert. Now he’s giving his swan song. This speech rivals the one Kobe […]

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