NextSunday Worship


Sermons

  • September 3, 2017

    “Running Away from Ourselves and Bumping into God.”

    Year A - Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost - Proper 17 (22)

    Through the ages, the Old Testament has been generally thought of by people of faith as primarily a grand library of theology, revealing the purposes and character of God, but its sacred pages also provide us incomparable value as a library of anthropology as well. No other collection of books offer us more astute, penetrating […]

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  • August 27, 2017

    “Heroines of Faith”

    Year A – Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

    These are the names of the sons of Israel who went to Egypt with Jacob, each with his family: Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah; Issachar, Zebulun and Benjamin; Dan and Naphtali; Gad and Asher. The descendants of Jacob numbered seventy in all; Joseph was already in Egypt. Now Joseph and all his brothers and all that generation died, but the Israelites […]

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  • August 20, 2017

    “A House of Prayer for All People”

    Year A – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

    “This is what the Lord says: ‘Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed…. And foreigners who bind themselves to the Lord to minister to him, to love the name of the Lord, and to be his servants, all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it and […]

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  • August 13, 2017

    “Family”

    Year A – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

    Jacob lived in the land where his father had stayed, the land of Canaan. This is the account of Jacob’s family. Joseph, a young man of seventeen, was tending the flocks with his brothers, the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives, and he brought their father a bad report about them. […]

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  • August 6, 2017

    “Living with a Limp”

    Year A – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost.

    That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two female servants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.  After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions. So, Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak.  When the man saw that […]

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  • July 30, 2017

    “A Wise and Discerning Mind”

    Year A: Eighth Sunday After Pentecost

    “And Solomon said…. ‘Give thy servant therefore an understanding mind to govern thy people, that I may discern between good and evil…’  And God said to him….I now do according to your word.  Behold, I give you a wise and discerning mind.” –  I Kings 3.6, 9, 11, 12   It was in a dream […]

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  • July 23, 2017

    “God: the First and the Last”

    Year A: Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

    “Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of Hosts: I am the first and I am the last;  besides me there is no god.” – Isaiah 44. 6-8 Every Sunday, millions of Christians around the world repeat the ancient words of the Apostles’ Creed: “I believe in God, the […]

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  • July 16, 2017

    “The Power of God’s Words”

    Year A: Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

    “…the word is very near to you; it is in your mouth                and in your heart for you to observe.”  (Deuteronomy. 30.14) Sometimes it seems we live in a flood of words so loud that they threaten to wash us away.  Recently I was in the home of a neighbor who keeps the […]

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  • July 9, 2017

    “The Easy Yoke of Humility”

    Year A - Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

    “Lo, your king comes to you;                         triumphant and victorious is he,                                     humble and riding on a donkey….”                                                                                (Zechariah 9.9) One of the benefits of using a lectionary to guide our scripture readings is the unexpected surprise we sometimes find when we connect various Bible passages to one another.  This morning […]

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  • July 2, 2017

    “It is Not Too Hard for You”

    Year A – Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

    After these things God tested Abraham, and said to him, ‘Abraham!’                And he said, ‘Here am I.’  He said, ‘Take your son, your only son Isaac,               whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a              burnt offering upon one of the mountains of which […]

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