NextSunday Worship

Archive for December, 2017

  • January 21, 2018

    “Minding Your Call”

    Year B – Third Sunday after the Epiphany

    It’s a phrase that we preacher types have heard a million times. It’s a question I’ve answered more times than I care to remember. It’s an expression that has become practically cliché. Most often asked in ministerial job interviews, it’s a good opener to get the conversation going: “So, tell us about your `Call’ into […]

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  • January 14, 2018

    “Sound Seeing”

    Year B – Second Sunday after the Epiphany

    She has been blind from birth. She has never seen her mother’s face, her father’s smile, a sunset at dusk or the opening of a flower in bloom. But now, she “sees” in stereo sound.   The glasses she wears look a little like something out of Star Trek. There are no lenses in these glasses. […]

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  • January 7, 2018

    “Sweeping and Hovering and Moving and Brooding: The Way God Works with Water”

    Year B – First Sunday after the Epiphany – Baptism of the Lord

    Several years ago, we awoke on January 1st on the coast of South Carolina, wishing one another “Happy New Year.” We ate a simple vacation breakfast of cereal, bagel, powdered donuts. We packed snacks and bundled up to meet Jerry, our kayaking guide. We found our way to the little boat ramp on the Broad […]

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  • December 31, 2017

    “Reaching Out and Blessing the Future”

    Year B – 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 can not 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 […]

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