NextSunday Worship

Dr. Stephen Z. Hearne

  • August 26, 2018

    "Sanctuary, Sanctuary"

    Year B: Proper 16 (21) Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

    Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame cries out for “Sanctuary” at the Cathedral of Notre Dame. It is a moving scene in the movie version where he seeks not only sanctuary for himself but Esmeralda as well. The idea of sanctuary was one in which safety could be not only found but was almost […]

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  • August 19, 2018

    “The Hallelujah Chorus”

    Year B – Proper 15 (20) Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

    The music begins to swell as the instruments all join together. The singers join in and sing the first word, “Hallelujah!” The congregants, led by the king, stand up, enthralled by the awe-filled moment of praise and wonder expressed in the chorus. And, thus, we catch a glimpse into the celebration of God’s saving actions […]

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  • August 12, 2018

    “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”

    Year B – Proper 14 (19) Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost.

    In the Elton John song “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” he sings “Don’t let the sun go down on me. Although I’ve searched myself, it’s always someone else I see. I just allowed a fragment of your life to wander free. But losing everything is like the sun going down on me.” […]

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  • August 5, 2018

    “The Penitent Will Pass”

    Year B - Proper 13 (18) Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

    In the movie, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Indiana Jones attempts to get past several traps that have been set to keep people from stealing “the Holy Grail,” the cup of Christ. His father has just been shot by the Nazis, and attaining the cup is the only way to save him. Indiana must […]

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