NextSunday Worship

Archive for December, 2016

  • January 15, 2017

    “Gully Theology”

    Year A - Second Sunday after the Epiphany

    I imagine David the psalmist recalled his shepherding days when he had to pull a few stray sheep out of the gullies.  Just perhaps those memories inspired him to write this beautiful psalm oozing like a filled pastry, full of the wondrous truths of God.  If your current life situation makes you feel like a […]

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  • January 8, 2017

    “New Things I Declare”

    Year A - First Sunday after Epiphany

    Do you like new things?  New things can be exciting as well as frightening.  With new things come change and responsibility.  In the past year, my wife and I have gone from having no grandchildren to have two healthy grandsons, born just four months apart.  During the pregnancies of our son’s wife and our daughter, […]

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  • January 1, 2017

    “Reaching Out and Blessing the Future”

    Year A: First Sunday after Christmas Day

    Immediately following the Christmas story in the Gospel of Luke, there is an interesting scene that is generally ignored. I cannot recall ever hearing a sermon on the powerful and profound episode reported Luke 2:21-40. The shepherds return to their flocks in the field. The angelic musicians, once their praise chorus was completed, fluttered out […]

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