NextSunday Worship


Amy Jacks Dean

  • August 18, 2019

    “The Balcony Is Full!”

    Year C: The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

    I know enough about him to know that I wish I had known Carlyle Marney. He was for many years the Pastor of Myers Park Baptist Church here in Charlotte. Though deceased, he remains a well-known and well-respected preacher, theologian, and pastor. He had great influence on this church because he had great influence on […]

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  • August 11, 2019

    “Confident Wandering”

    Year C – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

    My entire senior year of High School was spent yearning for the day when I would leave home–with all of its rules and regulations and curfews–and head to Clemson University. My blood did “runneth orange,” and I absolutely couldn’t wait to be “on my own.” (Or at least as “on my own” as one can […]

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  • 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 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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