NextSunday Worship

Archive for September, 2019

  • October 27, 2019

    “Two guys walked into a church…”

    Year C: Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

    The phone rang.  My answer was followed by a familiar voice from a church volunteer who asked if my wife and I would come and lead the weekly chapel service at the nearby jail.  I paused before answering.  I didn’t really want to do it.  In my mind, there was far too much going on.  […]

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  • October 20, 2019

    “The Power of Praise”

    Year C; Nineteeth Sunday after Pentecost

    I lift up my eyes to the mountains where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over you— the Lord is your shade at […]

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  • October 13, 2019

    “Gratitude matters”

    Year C: Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost

    I once led a youth mission trip to New Orleans, LA.  We set up to minister each day in a grassy median between two busy streets in the St. Roch community.  As soon as our tailgate tents went up, the neighborhood children came out eager to engage and play.  The intermittent thunderstorms and muggy weather […]

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  • October 6, 2019

    “Good things!”

    Year C: Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost

    Good things begin with small things.  A newborn baby brings joy to all who welcome it into the world.  Its gentle coo can melt even the hardest of hearts.  It began with a grouping of cells which multiplied again and again until its tiny body was completed within the womb and delivered into the world.  […]

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  • September 29, 2019

    "A Good Foundation for the Future”

    Year C: Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

    “Happy is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God,           who made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them;   who keeps faith forever; who executes justice for the oppressed…” (Psaalm. 146.5-7) No matter how fortunate our personal […]

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