NextSunday Worship


  • March 22, 2015

    “The Covenant Continues”

    Year B – Fifth Sunday in Lent

    “Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” (Genesis 3:19 NRSV) If your church had an Ash Wednesday service, you probably heard these words before receiving ashes in the sign of the cross on your forehead. Perhaps you haven’t heard these words before. The verse comes from Genesis chapter three and Christians often […]

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  • March 15, 2015

    “Keep Looking Up”

    Year B – Fourth Sunday in Lent

    The story from the Hebrew Bible this week comes from Numbers. We find the Israelites wandering in the wilderness under Moses’ leadership. After 400 years they are delivered from slavery in Egypt but they are discontent and begin complaining about their situation. “And the people spoke against God and against Moses, ‘Why have you brought […]

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  • March 8, 2015

    “No Human Wisdom”

    Year B – Third Sunday in Lent

    Over the years, I have heard people give up a range of things for Lent including TV, Facebook, desserts, chocolate, alcohol, smoking, shopping. After a children’s sermon several years ago, an eight year old boy named Harold said he gave up Ranch dressing for Lent. What are we trying to gain (or lose) by giving […]

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  • March 1, 2015

    “God of Our Mountains”

    Year B – Second Sunday in Lent

    Holy Week, Passion and Redemption seem far away from the second week of Lent. I’ve been stuck in the second week of Lent for over six months now. Redemption seems nowhere in sight. Bills are piling up and full time work is nowhere to be found after racking up student loan debt during seminary. Connections […]

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  • February 22, 2015

    “Mountains and Valleys”

    Year B – First Sunday in Lent

    God is Always Working As Mark begins his Gospel, he states, “The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God” (1:1). Then he speaks of God working in the lives of His people, as He prepares for the coming of the Christ, the Messiah, the Holy One of God. God is working […]

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  • February 15, 2015

    “A Passion for the Race”

    Year B – Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany / Transfiguration Sunday

    The Olympic Games began in 776 B.C. dedicated to Olympian gods, taking place on the plains of Olympia where there were elaborate temples of Zeus and Hera. The games ceased in 393 A.D. The games were reestablished in 1894 in Athens and were most recently held in Athens in the summer of 2004. The Apostle […]

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  • February 8, 2015

    “Don’t Lose Your Doxology”

    Lectionary Year B – Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

    After an exciting time at the Capernaum synagogue, Jesus and his new disciples went to Simon and Andrew’s home for some needed respite and refreshment. When they arrived they found Simon’s mother-in-law in bed sick with fever. Jesus was given a quick rundown of her condition. With this information, Jesus “went to her, took her […]

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  • February 1, 2015

    “One Amazing Day”

    Lectionary Year B – Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

    The Gospel of Mark, the first-written of the Synoptic Gospels, is succinct yet rich in meaning and detail. After all, it is the word of God! Mark begins by introducing John the Baptist’s role in the gospel, followed by Jesus’ baptism, temptation, and the calling of the two sets of brothers to be His disciples: […]

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  • January 25, 2015

    “The God of at Least 490 Chances”

    Year B – Third Sunday after the Epiphany

    Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time: ‘Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.’ Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very large city; it took three days to go through it. Jonah began by […]

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  • January 18, 2015

    “Listening for God”

    Year B - Second Sunday after the Epiphany

    The boy Samuel ministered before the Lord under Eli. In those days the word of the Lord was rare; there were not many visions. One night Eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place. The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel […]

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