NextSunday Worship


  • October 28, 2012

    Mercy Now!

    Lectionary Year B - Proper 25 (30) – 22nd Sunday after Pentecost

    Blind and begging by the roadside Bartimaeus cries out in a desperate voice, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Like blind Bart we could all use a little “mercy now.”  Several years ago I heard a singer with a checkered past by the name of Mary Gauthier from Louisiana. Her songs are haunting […]

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  • October 21, 2012

    The Cup of Servanthood

    Lectionary Year B - Proper 24 (29) – 21st Sunday after Pentecost

    The setting was a Sunday school at the church where my wife and I attended. It was a class filled with mostly young couples. I had finished seminary the previous year and was now involved in my first full time ministry position as a campus minister. The teacher of our class posed the question to […]

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  • October 14, 2012

    It's Not About You or the Money!

    Lectionary Year B - Proper 23 (28) – 20th Sunday after Pentecost

    Come on, admit it. You could preach this sermon for me, couldn’t you? We all know the drill. The message is never more obvious than it is in this encounter between a rich man and Jesus. The problem is money. You can’t get into heaven if you’re loaded. That’s what Jesus says here isn’t it?  […]

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  • October 7, 2012

    What are Your Intentions?

    Lectionary Year B - Proper 22 (27) – 19th Sunday after Pentecost

    The wedding had been a beautiful and dignified service. The bride was gorgeous, the groom handsome and the ceremony perfect. Towards the end, the time came for the prayer. Everything else had been written out but the minister had wanted the prayer to have a spontaneous and heart-felt feel. Those gathered bowed their heads and […]

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  • September 30, 2012

    “Turning Again”

    Lectionary Year B – Proper 21 (26)

    “Turning Again” James 5:13-20 The authorship of the Epistle of James has been questioned, debated, considered and researched for centuries. The two most likely authors are either James, the brother of Jesus who became the head of the church in Jerusalem; or James the disciple, the brother of John, and son of Zebedee. It certainly […]

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  • September 23, 2012

    “Draw Me Lord”

    Lectionary Year B – Proper 20 (25)

    “Draw Me Lord” Psalm 1 James 4:8a.  Consistency matters in life.  It does particularly for someone with my personality, an Enneagram 7, commonly known as the “Epicure,” “Dreamer,” or “Enthusiast.” Consistency is deeply needed and yet often in scarce supply as we “7’s” tend towards frequently embracing newer, bigger, and better opportunities, experiences, and relationships, […]

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  • September 16, 2012

    “Who do I say that I am?”

    Lectionary Year B – Proper 19 (24) - 16th Sunday after Pentecost

    It wouldn’t be a fall sermon series without at least one athletic analogy, typically it would be football of course, but due to the recent summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, I’ll explore a more global athletic vision. Today’s gospel lesson from Mark doesn’t disappoint in lending itself to incorporating one of the longest standing traditions […]

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  • September 9, 2012

    “Everyone is Someone’s Luke”

    Lectionary Year B - Proper 18 (23) – Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

    Shortly after graduating from college I found myself living with two of my four roommates I had lived with my last two years of college. We were living and working in Greenville, SC in three very different fields. One was a computer programmer at a moderate sized company that provided software for robotics equipment in […]

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