NextSunday Worship

Dr. Lee Carter

  • November 4, 2018

    "The Whole Saint"

    Year B - Proper 26 (31)

    On All Saints Sunday we customarily celebrate the lives of great people of faith from the past, men and women who have borne courageous testimony to the gospel of Jesus Christ. This great cloud of witnesses inspires us and cheers us on as we also “run with perseverance the race that is set before us.” […]

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  • September 24, 2017

    “An Act of Injustice”

    Year A - Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost - Proper 20 (25)

    Even young children know that there exists a moral law, as C. S. Lewis famously pointed out in Mere Christianity.  All you will need to do is to hand one child a single scoop of ice cream and the other a double scoop and before you can count to three you can expect to hear […]

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  • September 17, 2017

    “Am I In the Place of God?”

    Year A - Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost - Proper 19 (24)

    I’ve been reading about a certain young slacker who was as entitled and spoiled a brat as you have ever heard of.  He always demanded to be the center of attention.  One could say that the primary image he had of himself in life might only be “a selfie.” Though a fully strong and capable […]

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  • September 10, 2017

    “Morning Larks and Night Owls”

    Year A - Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost - Proper 18 (23)

    Would you describe yourself as a morning lark, a night owl, or something in between? Are you the kind of person who thinks of 6 am as a time to get up or a time to finally get to bed? Do you do your best work at dawn or in the wee hours of the […]

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  • 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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  • January 31, 2016

    “The Problem with Super Christians”

    Year C – Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

    If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. […]

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  • January 24, 2016

    “Is This the Same Jesus We Used to Know?”

    Year C- Third Sunday after the Epiphany

    It was supposed to be a momentous occasion. The local boy who had “made good,” Jesus, was coming home. On his journey away from the old home town this native son had actually rubbed shoulders with the famous holy man, John the Baptist. Perhaps the residents of Nazareth thought that a little bit of the […]

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  • January 17, 2016

    “Saving the Best for Last”

    Year C –Second Sunday after the Epiphany

    Even after performing wedding ceremonies for over forty years, I still get goosebumps when the big day arrives.  Bridesmaids scurry around in search of bobby pins.  The best man anxiously searches his pockets to check if he remembered the ring as the groom sits pensively in the pastor’s study. Florists, caterers, and photographers scuttle about […]

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  • January 10, 2016

    “Passing Through the Waters”

    Year C – Baptism of the Lord

    In our day, when many consider it is politically incorrect to call sin sin, we stand in awe of John the Baptist.  John stood unfazed by people who branded him “intolerant” because he dared to condemn immoral behavior. He saw right through the phoniness and fecklessness of those who dismissed morals as matters of “different […]

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  • January 6, 2016


    Year C – Epiphany of the Lord

    Behind Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus in traditional manger scenes and often hidden by the familiar figures of Wise Men and shepherds, we customarily place an ox and a donkey.  Throughout the centuries of great Christian art, the ox and donkey have symbolized the prophet Isaiah. Indeed, the great scroll of Isaiah, which opens with […]

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