NextSunday Worship

Brittany Stillwell Krebs

  • September 27, 2015

    “Syllabus Shock”

    Year B – Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

    During college and seminary I experienced many times a phenomenon I have quickly named “syllabus shock.”  It goes a little something like this: It’s the first day of class and you start out excited.  It’s going to be a great semester full of fun and learning.  And then your professor plops a thick, dissertation size […]

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  • September 20, 2015

    “All Lives Matter” (#Allivesmatter)

    Lectionary Year B – Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost.

    He wasn’t supposed to be able to hear us. He had gone on ahead and we let him, anxious for a break; for a chance to process the events of the day. The group had split up. Peter, James, and John went with Jesus up a mountain and apparently something pretty amazing happened. I wish […]

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  • September 13, 2015

    “Who’s On First?”

    Year B – 16th Sunday after Pentecost

    I love baseball and I love wordplay. So when I discovered Abbott and Costello’s radio skit, “Who’s on First” I laughed hysterically. I suggest giving the congregation a preview of the skit. You could have someone do it with you or play a clip of it (audio or video). Video Clip: Script: Abbott: Strange […]

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  • September 6, 2015

    “A Look in the Mirror”

    Year B - 15th Sunday after Pentecost

    I don’t really like looking in the mirror. I tend to be pretty critical about what I see when I gaze too long in the glass. I find I tend to spend an adequate amount of time in the mornings in front of the mirror—getting ready to leave the privacy of my house and expose […]

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  • October 27, 2013


    Year C - Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost - (Proper 25)

    I like my TV shows to be somewhat predictable.  I do like a little surprise here and there but basically I feel like there is a certain way that the world works and I like my TV to follow these rules.  The guy should get the girl, families should be reunited, when you do something […]

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  • October 20, 2013

    “Don’t Look Down!”

    Year C – Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost - (Proper 24)

    I didn’t watch the event that blew up my Facebook page but I read a lot about it.  He made it but not without a good dose of suspense and the majority of the world watching.  I’m going to be honest; I didn’t like it at all.   This man was walking a tightrope across the […]

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  • October 13, 2013

    "An Unlikely Prescription”

    Year C – Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost - (Proper 23)

    The headline read, “Doctor’s Orders: 20 Minutes of Meditation Twice a Day.”  This Wall Street Journal article began, “At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, doctor’s orders can include an unlikely prescription: meditation” (  In this article, meditation is said to assist with anything from insomnia to irritable bowl syndrome.  It is said to […]

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  • October 6, 2013

    "I Think We All Need a Pep Talk”

    Year C - Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost - (Proper 22)

    “I think we all need a pep talk,” nine-year-old Robby Novak, better known as “Kid President” tells us in a popular Youtube video (SoulPancake, “A Pep Talk from Kid President to You”).   This third grader lives with a condition called osteogenesis imperfecta, which in the words of Kid President means you “break easy” (SoulPancake,  […]

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