NextSunday Worship


Justice

  • February 2, 2020

    “Predictions for February 2”

    Year A - Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

    Many people approach today, February 2, with a superstitious outlook, anticipating certain things happening if certain other things happen. On Groundhog Day, tradition has it, if the namesake rodent comes out of his hole and sees his shadow, you can expect forty more days of wintery weather. February 2 marks the approximate midpoint between the […]

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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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  • November 12, 2017

    “From Worship to Justice”

    Year A: Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 27)

    Recently I was involved in a minor car accident.  Thankfully, there were no serious injuries, but there is something about in incident like a car accident that helps us put our lives in perspective.  It was just after noon on a Friday; I was making a quick trip to the post office before lunch.  I […]

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  • September 24, 2017

    “An Act of Injustice”

    Year A - Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost - Proper 20 (25)

    Even young children know that there exists a moral law, as C. S. Lewis famously pointed out in Mere Christianity.  All you will need to do is to hand one child a single scoop of ice cream and the other a double scoop and before you can count to three you can expect to hear […]

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  • February 12, 2017

    “Choose Life”

    Year A – Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

    Moses stands before the people, he’s wearied. The journey’s been long. Fleeing from Egypt, working for his father-in-law, confronting and speaking truth to Pharaoh’s power, leading the people out of Egypt and toward the Promised Land. Wandering, so much wandering in the desert. Now he’s giving his swan song. This speech rivals the one Kobe […]

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  • February 5, 2017

    “Reflecting the Heart of God”

    Year A – Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

    The people of Israel were confused. Weren’t they seeking after God? Weren’t they bringing offerings to the temple every time they were supposed to, reciting the prayers they were supposed to recite, and celebrating the holidays they were supposed to celebrate? They were righteously indignant about all the right issues, and they were making sure […]

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  • September 18, 2016

    “Cheaters never prosper!”

    Year C – Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

    Have you ever been cheated?  It’s no fun.  In fact, it down right stinks, especially if you have no possible recourse for justice. The teller gave me crisp dollar bills in a bank in South America.  My wife and I wanted to take a trip to nearby Argentina.  When we arrived our first order of […]

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  • August 14, 2016

    “Wild Grapes in God’s Vineyard”

    Year C – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

    I’ve about made up my mind—the world has gone mad. Our country has gone mad. As of today 6,040 people have been shot in America in 2016. Adam Lanza killed children in a school. Dylan Roof killed 9 people worshiping in church. A man walks into a nightclub and kills 49 and wounds more than […]

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  • June 12, 2016

    “We are in Christ!”

    Year C – Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

    In my youth, I remember checking boxes on my offering envelope each Sunday.  On the envelope were boxes to check for Sunday school attendance, Church attendance, Bible brought, Bible read, offering brought etc. Even though we learned we were saved through faith, there was a lot of emphasis placed on works which brought us closer […]

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  • October 18, 2015

    “God is great; God is good”

    Year B: Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

    God is great; God is good. Let us thank him for our food. By his hand we shall be fed. Give us Lord our daily bread. Amen.   God is great; God is good. Let us thank him for our … food? This was my family’s standard blessing when I was growing up. It is […]

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