NextSunday Worship

Archive for April, 2019

  • May 26, 2019

    “One Day by the Pool”

    Year C: Sixth Sunday of Easter

    The gospels contain so many stories of Jesus’ healings that it is tempting to lump them together and focus solely on what they all share in common, whether in form or substance.  However, if we take that approach to the healing stories, we might fail to appreciate how distinctive were the circumstances of each person […]

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  • May 19, 2019

    "Won and Done!"

    Year C - Fifth Sunday of Easter

    Great passages of the Bible like this one stimulate and evoke our best thinking. They beckon us toward contemplation and personal reflection. In meditating and mulling over them, we seek to milk them of their deepest meaning. Some great passages of the Bible serve as our call to action.  They inspire and motivate us to […]

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  • May 12, 2019

    “She Didn't Have To Utter A Word."

    Year C: Fourth Sunday of Easter

    Luke’s story of Tabitha or Dorcas (as her Greek-speaking friends would have called her) is set in a time when Christian obligation and devotion to the elderly, especially to widows, went without question. Care for widows was an essential part of the ministry of the church.  This was not something novel for the people of […]

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  • May 5, 2019

    “Unfinished Business”

    Year C - Third Sunday of Easter

    The Gospel of John reaches its grand climax when Thomas, having put his finger in the nail scars and his hand into the wounded side of the Risen Lord, is compelled to doubt his own doubts and declares the greatest confession of faith in the Bible: “My Lord and my God!” The curtain of the […]

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