NextSunday Worship

Archive for July, 2013

  • August 25, 2013

    “Labor and Liberation”

    Year C – Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost – (Proper 16)

    Near the end of World War II, American infantryman Leo Hymas was given one of the best nicknames a soldier could receive during such a horrendous conflict. In early April of 1945 Hymans and three other soldiers assaulted what they believed to be some type of minor prison facility. They blew a hole in the […]

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  • August 18, 2013

    “The Sour Song of the Vineyard”

    Year C – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost – (Proper 15)

    During the height of their popularity in 1981, the British rock band “The Police” released a single from their album “Ghost in the Machine” entitled “Invisible Sun.” In the song’s lyrics the lead singer Sting contemplated on how people living in cruel, war-torn and impoverished areas of the world found the will to go on […]

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  • August 11, 2013

    “Problems, Promises and Possibilities”

    Year C – Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost – (Proper 14)

    On the last September Saturday in the small town of Wetumka, Oklahoma a festival is held to commemorate a broken promise. The annual Sucker Day Festival celebrates the city residents and leaders who were “suckered” by a swindler selling tickets to a non-existent circus.  In the early 1950s, a man named F. Bam Morrison entered […]

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  • August 4, 2013

    “Is It All Too Much?”

    Year C – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost - (Proper 13)

    Yesterday was a true day of accomplishment at our home. We managed to complete a task on our to-do list that had been lingering for several months. We had a garage sale. On one of the hottest days of the Lawton summer – we had a garage sale. As I walked through the aisles of […]

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  • July 28, 2013

    “A Baptized Imagination”

    Year C – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost - (Proper 12)

    “See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ.” With these words Paul offers a clear warning to the church at Colossae, and his warning raises a basic question not only for the […]

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