NextSunday Worship


Dr. Robert M. Newell

  • August 30, 2015

    “Always Wash Your Heart Before Eating!”

    Year B - Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

    THE INTRODUCTION TO THE SERMON SERIES – “Bread of Heaven, Feed Me!” When Jesus fed 5,000 people, it stirred much popular interest. Even in our day, such a feat would likely generate conversation, some media coverage and considerable attention. Since this miracle heightened public awareness of Jesus and since those hearing and watching Jesus were […]

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  • August 23, 2015

    “Second Helpings of Spiritual Meat & Potatoes!”

    Year B – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

    INTRODUCTION TO THE SERMON SERIES – “Bread of Heaven, Feed Me!” When Jesus fed 5,000 people, it stirred much popular interest. Even in our day, such a feat would likely generate conversation, some media coverage and considerable attention. Since this miracle heightened public awareness of Jesus and since those hearing and watching Jesus were likely […]

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  • August 16, 2015

    “What’s Cookin’ in the Creator’s Kitchen?”

    Year B – Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

    INTRODUCTION TO THE SERMON SERIES – “Bread of Heaven, Feed Me!” When Jesus fed 5,000 people, it stirred much popular interest. Even in our day, such a feat would likely generate conversation, some media coverage and considerable attention. Since this miracle heightened public awareness of Jesus and since those hearing and watching Jesus were likely […]

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  • August 9, 2015

    “Bread Versus Belief”

    Year B – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost.

    INTRODUCTION TO THE SERMON SERIES – “Bread of Heaven, Feed Me!” When Jesus fed 5,000 people, it stirred much popular interest. Even in our day, such a feat would likely generate conversation, media coverage and considerable attention. Since this miracle heightened public awareness of Jesus and since those hearing and watching Jesus were likely to […]

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  • August 2, 2015

    “Spiritual Junk Food or the Bread of Heaven?”

    Year B - Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

    An Introduction to the sermon series: “Bread of Heaven Feed Me!” When Jesus fed 5,000 people, it stirred much popular interest. Even in our day, such a feat would likely generate conversation, media coverage and considerable attention. Since this miracle heightened public awareness of Jesus and since those hearing and watching Jesus were likely to […]

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  • January 27, 2013

    By Epiphany’s Light: A Synagogue Candle

    Year C - Third Sunday after the Epiphany

    INTRODUCTION It was almost fifty years ago, now, but I remember it with great clarity! As a theology student in seminary, one of my field assignments was to attend worship with a black congregation. In those days, worshipping in a predominantly black context was a culturally novel experience for many of my peers and, especially, […]

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  • January 20, 2013

    By Epiphany's Light: Living with the Mystery!

    Year C - Second Sunday after the Epiphany

    INTRODUCTION  Wedding planners are paid large sums of money to anticipate every possible detail in advance, so that the perfect wedding can take place. Parents and family members of the happy couple, as well as the duo themselves, like to fantasize that these matrimonial rites and attendant festivities will come off without a hitch. Big […]

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  • January 13, 2013

    By Epiphany’s Light: Seeking Enough Light!

    Lectionary Year C - Baptism of the Lord

    INTRODUCTION:   Years ago, a wise and revered Jewish rabbi gathered his students around him early one morning, while it was still dark, and asked them a seemingly simple, but perhaps profoundly simple question:  “How can you tell when the night has ended and the day has begun?” One brave student ventured an answer: “Could it […]

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  • January 6, 2013

    By Epiphany’s Light: Late to the Party!

    Year C - Epiphany of the Lord

    INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES: Epiphany is Coming   Each January, on the Christian calendar, we begin to celebrate the season of Epiphany. In the Greek, ἐπιφάνεια (epiphaneia) derives from the verb “to appear” and means “appearance” or “manifestation” and is often associated with “light.” In classical Greek it was used to describe the appearance of dawn […]

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