NextSunday Worship

Archive for September, 2014

  • October 19, 2014

    “A New Beginning!”

    Year A – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

    “A New Beginning!” “Let’s begin”…is an invitation we have been waiting to hear. But how do we start, where are we going and who will be our guide? Those are some of the questions we face as we move out from the past, engage the present and anticipate the future. The Apostle Paul was a […]

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  • October 12, 2014

    “Ambushed on the Road to Glory”

    Year A – Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

    Remember Mr. Rogers – the host of Mister Roger’s Neighborhood? His show, broadcast from 1968-2001, like cocoa puffs was a staple in children’s morning television diet. Fred Rogers, who died in 2003, was a television host, entertainer, educator, musician and a minister. Here in this morning time slot, my presentation parallels Saturday morning television for […]

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  • October 5, 2014

    The Core Curriculum: a transforming covenant of love and responsibility

    Year A – Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

    In the rocky barren wilderness of Sinai, a mountain top experience awaits hearty pilgrims who rise before dawn to hike up Jebel Musa. This mountain in the Sinai Desert is known as the Mountain of Moses and it maybe the Biblical Mount Sinai. Rising some 7,500 feet above sea level, it is here, tradition states […]

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  • September 28, 2014

    “Downward Mobility: A Gospel Way of Life”

    Year A – Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

    The poster was different for a dormitory wall. It was not a centerfold angel, surfer, skier, star, or beer logo. Pictured was a stately mansion with white columns. Parked in the drive way was a Rolls Royce. The house and car are obvious status symbols of affluent elegance. The poster’s caption read, “I’ve been rich, […]

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  • September 21, 2014

    “God Guides and Provides”

    Year A – Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

    Introduction: Our scripture transports us to a sojourn in the desert. This is not the sand dunes of the Carolina coast, but a rocky barren wilderness. This wilderness trek begins in Egypt: the land nurtured by the River Nile, is fabled by its monumental pyramids, royal tombs, temples and treasure. Prompted by the rulers of […]

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