NextSunday Worship

Archive for August, 2019

  • September 22, 2019

    “He Raises the Poor from the Dust”

    Year C: Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

    “Who is like the Lord our God, who is seated on high, Who looks far down upon the heavens and the earth? He raises the poor from the dust, and lifts the needy from the ash-heap, To make them sit with princes….”    (Psalm 113.5-8)  The scripture readings appointed for this Sunday contain powerful images that […]

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  • September 15, 2019

    “Is There No God?”

    Year C: Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

               “The fool says in his heart, ‘there is no God.’”      (Ps. 14.1a) The Psalms — the “hymnal” of ancient Israel — is such a rich resource that it is probably the part of scripture that is most frequently used today, by both Jews and Christians.  At weddings, at funerals, in worship, in private devotions, […]

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  • September 8, 2019

    “Making the Difficult Choice”

    Year C: Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

    “For this commandment which I command you this day is not too hard for you,neither is it far off … But the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it.” (Deut. 30.11,14) Growing up in the South, in a middle-class, Baptist home, I […]

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  • September 1, 2019

    “No Other Gods”

    Year C -Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

    “Thus, says the Lord: What wrong did your fathers find in me that they went far from me, And went after worthlessness, and became worthless?” Let’s face it:  sometimes the words of scripture read during worship seem so strange, so remote from the concerns of contemporary Christians, that we feel a little embarrassed by them, […]

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