NextSunday Worship


  • February 28, 2016


    Year C - Third Sunday in Lent

    O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips […]

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  • February 21, 2016

    “Foxes and Hens”

    Year C: Second Sunday in Lent

    At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” He said to them, “Go and tell that fox for me, ‘Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work. Yet today, […]

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  • February 14, 2016

    “The Stories We Tell Ourselves”

    Year C - First Sunday in Lent

    Last summer I read a most forgettable novel. So forgettable in fact that I’ve forgotten both the title and the author. There was one scene from the plot however that for me was very memorable. Susan was talking to her pastor.   She said, “eleven years ago I had a breakdown and while manic I wrote […]

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  • February 7, 2016

    “The Glory of the Lord”

    Year C – Transfiguration Sunday

    The light has shined into the darkness and the darkness shall not overcome it. That hope, that glorious hope that we confessed in Advent and nurtured throughout Epiphany has come to full bloom on this last Sunday of Epiphany called Transfiguration Sunday. Luke tells us that while Jesus was praying on the mountain, the appearance […]

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  • January 31, 2016

    “The Problem with SuperChristians”

    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

    EPIPHANY: The Glory of the Coming of the Lord

    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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  • January 3, 2016

    “Creation Through The Word”

    Year C – Second Sunday after Christmas Day

    The concept of “creation through the word” has entered a domain beyond that of theologians and Bible interpreters who have studied and reflected upon the magnificent prelude that opens the Gospel of John. Indeed, some modern linguistic scholars argue that words create reality. Even those of us who think that may be going too far […]

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