NextSunday Worship


Jesus

  • March 29, 2020

    “Jesus Wept”

    Year A – Fifth Sunday in Lent

    Author James McBride tells a story about a little boy named Billy who had to recite an entire Bible story in front of the church on Easter Sunday. He walked to the front of the sanctuary wearing his little suit and tie and said, “When Jesus first came to…” He blanked out completely. A deacon […]

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  • January 12, 2020

    "To Be God’s Chosen"

    Year A - Baptism of the Lord - First Sunday after the Epiphany

    Listen to the words from Isaiah: (Isaiah 42:1-9) “Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations.” And now listen to the words of Matthew at Jesus’ baptism: (Matthew 3:12-17) “And when Jesus had been […]

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  • April 14, 2019

    "Will You Go to Jerusalem?"

    Year C - Liturgy of the Palms - Sixth Sunday in Lent

    After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, […]

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  • April 16, 2017

    “The glory of the lighted mind”

    Year A – Easter Day – The Resurrection of the Lord

    There is a stunning scene in a play called “the King Comes to His Own.” The playwright, Dorothy L Sayers, makes it clear that Jesus had left the tomb before the stone was rolled away from its opening. The molecules of the transformed body reassemble themselves outside the tomb taking the form of a person. […]

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  • November 20, 2016

    “Which Spirit?”

    Year C- Twenty-Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

    The hymn “Sweet, Sweet, Spirit” is a hymn which has a nostalgic hold on me but it also baffles me. The nostalgia is easy enough to diagnosis. It’s a reminder of the way the church sees itself or needs to be seen by others. It is always the ideal to have “sweet expressions on each […]

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