NextSunday Worship


Sermons

  • August 2, 2020

    “Supper Time at the Shore!”

    Year A - Season after Pentecost - Proper 13

    Our scripture today transports back to a special moment in the life and ministry of Jesus.  Jesus not only taught and healed people, he fed them.  He responded to their needs spiritually, emotionally and physically.  His was a holistic ministry embracing the totality of life. Jesus was real and present.  He connected with people in […]

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  • July 26, 2020

    “The Duel of the Duplicitous Duo”

    Year A - Proper 12 (17) - July 26, 2020

    In spite of the vast differences among cultures around our world today and even in spite of the great divide between the ancient world and the modern, there is one thing that connects us all: our love of stories. Stories are vital to holding us together as families, nations and as people-groups. Stories are the […]

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  • July 19, 2020

    “Where Else Could A Loser Go?”

    Year A - Proper 11 (16) - July 19, 2020

    Where does a loser turn when he has deceived his father? Where does a loser turn when he has cheated his own twin brother out of his inheritance? Where does a cowardly loser go when he has nowhere else to turn? To the city of Luz (LOOZ), of course! Jacob had loser written all over […]

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  • July 12, 2020

    “It's All in the Family”

    Year A: Proper 10 (15) - July 12, 2020

    The primary issue that divides Jews, Christians and Muslims today, as it has for centuries, is this: what does it mean to be the true children of Abraham? Is it a matter of ancestral DNA, whether through the line of Isaac or Ishmael or does it come through God’s adoption of those who live, like […]

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  • July 5, 2020

    Confessions of a Sin Addict

    Year A - Proper 9 (14) - July 5, 2020

    We human beings know that we are capable of great things. We have the ability to explore the depths of the seas to discover new forms of life never seen before. We can design powerful telescopes with such incredible ranges of magnification that we can now regularly discover new celestial phenomena in the night sky […]

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  • June 28. 2020

    “Abraham and Meeting the Test”

    Year A - Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

    Among the best-known stories of the Old Testament is the account of Abraham’s near sacrifice of Isaac. Yet scarcely did I realized what an impact it would make upon me when I first read the story in Hebrew as a seminary student, Light bulbs of revelation began flashing in my head and I could hardly […]

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  • June 21, 2020

    “Desperate and Calling for Help”

    June 21, 2020—Year A: Third Sunday after Pentecost

    Have you ever felt a sense of despair? Have you ever thought that everyone, even your closest friends, had seemingly turned against you? Have you ever wondered—when you were trying to do God’s will—why everything went haywire? Have you ever considered that even God may have abandoned you? Have you ever pled that the Lord […]

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  • June 14, 2020

    “Anxiety and Learning the Way of God”

    Year A - June 14, 2020—Proper 6 (11) Second Sunday after Pentecost

    Whether we like it or not there may come times for any and all humans when we experience points of desperation. They may involve concerns over health, frustrations over unrealized expectations, attacks from unexpected sources, outright threats to what we hold dear, even the potential loss of our very lives. In such times our hopes […]

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  • June 7, 2020

    “The Magnificent God and what is Trinity Sunday?”

    June 7, 2020—Trinity Sunday; First Sunday after Pentecost

    Today is Trinity Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost. While most Protestant churches focus their Church Calendar celebrations primarily on Advent, Christmas, Easter and perhaps on Lent and Pentecost, there are other important dates in the historic calendar to which Christians should at least give attention. One of those days relates to the Triune God, a […]

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  • May 31, 2020

    "The Wind That Blew the Walls Down"

    Year A: Day to Pentecost

    Several years ago, a team of six people from our church traveled to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to help rebuild houses and lives torn apart by the tornadoes that left behind a trail of destruction there.  Even though it had been a year since the tornadoes wreaked havoc there, and a lot of clean-up and rebuilding had […]

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