NextSunday Worship


Sermons

  • July 8, 2018

    “You Can’t Go Home Again”

    Year B – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost. (Proper 9)

    At the end of Mark 5, Jesus sternly tells the disciples and witnesses not to speak of a dead girl brought back to life or a woman touching His garment and being healed by only her faith. A lot has just happened but “He strictly ordered them that no one should know this and told […]

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  • July 1, 2018

    “When Healing Happens”

    Year B – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost.

    I recently received a diagnosis after an x-ray and MRI of my left knee.  Apparently, you can get arthritis in your knees at age 40, especially if you are overweight and your grandmother had arthritis. One can also walk through pain for a while before the pain becomes so bad, one goes to the doctor. […]

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  • June 24, 2018

    “David and Goliath”

    Year B: Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

     “David said to Saul, ‘Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.’ Saul replied, ‘You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a young man, and he has been a warrior from his youth.’ But David said to […]

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  • June 17, 2018

    “The Lord Looks on the Heart”

    Year B - Fourth Sunday in Pentecost (Proper 6 (11)

    “Then Samuel left for Ramah, but Saul went up to his home in Gibeah of Saul. The Lord said to Samuel, ‘How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have […]

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  • June 10, 2018

    “Beware What You Ask For”

    Year B: Third Sunday after Pentecost

    “So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah. They said to him, ‘You are old, and your sons do not follow your ways; now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have.’                    But when they said, ‘Give us a king to lead us,’ this displeased Samuel; […]

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  • June 3, 2018

    “Paradox”

    Year B - Second Sunday in Lent

    “For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. But we have […]

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  • May 27, 2018

    “In the Know”

    Year B: Trinity Sunday - First Sunday After Pentecost

    J.R.R. Tolkien, the brilliant mind behind The Lord of the Rings trilogy, was enchanted with words. It started early in his life. When he was just a boy growing up near Birmingham, England, he would watch the trains from Wales chug through the countryside. The cars on the trains bore Welsh words describing the contents. […]

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  • May 20, 2018

    Danger: People at Worship

    Year B: Day of Pentecost

    The Witness of Scripture: The ancient instruction book of the church, Didache, says “Two ways there are, one of Life and one of Death, and there is a great difference between the two ways.” Didache; VI, 15)   Most of us don’t think of church, especially worship, as being a “life or death” matter. However, […]

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  • May 13, 2018

    “Have We Remembered Everything?”

    Year B – Seventh Sunday of Easter

    The Introduction: The Hispanic writer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, wrote exquisite novels –                 One Hundred Years of Solitude,                             Love in the Time of Cholera                                         and others –                 that express the importance of remembering. Marquez shows us that sometimes people are trapped in the past, living out of nostalgia. But he also shows […]

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  • May 6, 2018

    “What God Wants from Us”

    Year B - Sixth Sunday of Easter

    The Witness of Scripture: This morning we come to one of the most important texts in all of the Bible. It marks the turning point in the early church and most certainly the book of Acts. Interestingly enough, we are not as familiar with this text as we are others. Perhaps it’s because this experience […]

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