NextSunday Worship

Katerina K. Whitley

  • December 18, 2016

    “The Drama of the Incarnation”

    Year A - Fourth Sunday of Advent

    Fourth Sunday in Advent!  What more is there left to say? How can one tell the story of Jesus’ birth without falling into cultural clichés? How can the familiar become exciting again? It is so difficult to preach on the Birth Narratives that most pastors and priests prefer to have the children of the parish […]

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  • December 11. 2016

    “Despair and Hope: the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand”

    Year A – Third Sunday of Advent

    Last Sunday we looked at the strong and popular John the Baptist confronting his opponents with courage and urging those who came to him to repent and be baptized.  We also recognized his humility as he started pointing his disciples away from himself toward the one who was to come, the one whose sandals he […]

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  • December 4, 2016

    “A Call to Repentance — A Call to Humility”

    Year A – Second Sunday of Advent

    On this second Sunday in Advent we continue with the theme of preparation with added emphasis upon repentance. We are confronted with the question of who are the chosen ones and meet John the Baptizer, a prophet in his rough attire and raw, severe preaching and begin the use of the word baptizo—to baptize. John […]

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  • November 27, 2016

    Be Prepared!

    Year A - First Sunday of Advent

    There was a time when apocalyptic passages were the strong focus of Advent study and worship. Advent was a time for penitence. The emphasis on scriptures that proclaim comfort to the people was a later development as a response to worshipers who longed for words of anticipation and joy. What we now associate with the […]

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