NextSunday Worship


Dr. Bruce Schoonmaker

  • October 25, 2020

    “Nothing Will Ever Be the Same Again!”

    Year A – Proper 25

    When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, […]

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  • October 18, 2020

    “Give to God the things that are God’s”

    Year A – Proper 24

    The Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said. So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality. […]

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  • October 11, 2020

    “Accept the Robe so Generously Offered”

    Year A: Proper 23 – October 11, 2020

    Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would not come. Again, he sent other slaves, saying, ‘Tell those […]

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  • October 4, 2020

    “Living Stones: The Parable of the Wicked Tenants”

    Year A – Proper 22 (27) Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

    I ask you today to listen with new ears to the Parable of the Wicked Tenants, which at first glance seems to be one of the more easily understood parables that Jesus presented during his ministry. Indeed, there is widespread scholarly agreement on the characters: the owner of the vineyard represents God, the tenants he […]

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  • Dec 30, 2018

    “Let All Creation Praise the Lord!”

    Year C: First Sunday after Christmas Day

    Instructions: Text in bold italic is to be sung. It may be sung a cappella by the preacher or a soloist, or it may be sung by the choir or the choir and congregation. If it is accompanied, please limit the introduction to a single chord or note to give the performers the starting pitch. […]

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  • December 24 & 25, 2018

    The Great Celebration; a Christmas Eve Meditation

    Year C: Nativity of the Lord - Proper I

    Instructions:  Text in bold italic is to be sung. It may be sung a cappella by the preacher or a soloist, or it may be sung by the choir or the choir and congregation. If it is accompanied, please limit the introduction to a single chord or note to give the performers the starting pitch. […]

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  • December 23, 2018

    “God Turns the World Upside Down”

    Year C: 4th Sunday of Advent

    Instructions:   Text in bold italic is to be sung. It may be sung a cappella by the preacher or a soloist, or it may be sung by the choir or the choir and congregation. If it is accompanied, please limit the introduction to a single chord or note to give the performers the starting pitch. […]

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  • December 16, 2018

    “Everything Changed”

    Year C – Third Sunday in Advent

    Instructions: Text in bold italic is to be sung. It may be sung a cappella by the preacher or a soloist, or it may be sung by the choir or the choir and congregation. If it is accompanied, please limit the introduction to a single chord or note to give the performers the starting pitch. […]

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  • December 9, 2018

    "The Birth of Redemption"

    Year C: Second Sunday of Advent

    ‘Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has looked favorably on his people and redeemed them. He has raised up a mighty savior for us in the house of his servant David, as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from of old, that we would be saved from our enemies and from the […]

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  • December 2, 2018

    "The Birth of Joy"

    Year C: First Sunday of Advent

    First Sunday of Advent –  December 2, 2018 Special Instructions: Text in bold italic is to be sung. It may be sung a cappella by the preacher or a soloist, or it may be sung by the choir or the choir and congregation. If it is accompanied, please limit the introduction to a single chord […]

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