NextSunday Worship

Archive for June, 2018

  • July 15, 2018

    “People Pleasing Can Kill You”

    Year B: Seventh Sunday after Pentecost. Proper 10

    Henri Nouwen once observed religious leaders can mistakenly confuse good spiritual leadership with the ability to ‘control complex situations, confess emotions and anxious minds’ (Yust by Hall 239) Human nature drives us to want control over everything around us. Surrendering our will or moving away from pleasing others is a near impossible task for some […]

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  • July 8, 2018

    “You Can’t Go Home Again”

    Year B – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost. (Proper 9)

    At the end of Mark 5, Jesus sternly tells the disciples and witnesses not to speak of a dead girl brought back to life or a woman touching His garment and being healed by only her faith. A lot has just happened but “He strictly ordered them that no one should know this and told […]

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  • July 1, 2018

    “When Healing Happens”

    Year B – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost.

    I recently received a diagnosis after an x-ray and MRI of my left knee.  Apparently, you can get arthritis in your knees at age 40, especially if you are overweight and your grandmother had arthritis. One can also walk through pain for a while before the pain becomes so bad, one goes to the doctor. […]

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