NextSunday Worship

Archive for June, 2015

  • July 26, 2015

    “When Needs Overwhelm Resources”

    Year B – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

    This past spring marked the fifth anniversary of the Deep Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. According to various reports, the disaster was not a serious as first thought or far worse than we could have imagined at the time. I suppose it depends on which publication you are reading. According to ScienceNews […]

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  • July 19, 2015

    “The Antidote to Fear”

    Year B – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost.

    The story is probably politically and otherwise incorrect but, in a strange way, it really does fit our topic for today. A congregation is in the middle of worship one Sunday morning when the doors of the church fly open and in walks the devil, trailing smoke behind him. People start screaming and running for […]

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  • July 12, 2015

    “The Fear of the Truth”

    Year B - Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

    Have you ever gotten in trouble for telling the truth? When I was about six years old, I rode with my grandfather to pick up my grandmother for lunch from her job at Maxwell’s Department Store in Wrens. As we were walking to the car, another car pulled up and the person sitting in the […]

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  • July 5, 2015

    “I am Weak but He is Strong”

    Year B - Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

    A truck driver was eating in a roadside diner when three burly guys on motorcycles roared up to the establishment and walked through the door. They walked up to the table where the driver sat and stared at him until he looked up and asked, “May I help you?” “That your 18 wheeler in the […]

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  • June 28, 2015

    “A Dying Daughter and a Desperate Woman”

    Year B – Fifth Sunday after Pentecost.

    I have spent the past week with two women I didn’t know. Even after many hours together, I still don’t know their names. The gospel writers – Matthew, Mark and Luke – tell us about them, but did not get their names. I did discover a clue in an apocryphal writing (Acts of Pilate 7). […]

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