NextSunday Worship


  • 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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  • June 9, 2019

    "Something New"

    Year C - Day of Pentecost

    Do you remember as a kid getting a new pair of sneakers?  Every year in late summer, my mother would take my brothers and me to the department store to fit us for new school clothes and sneakers.  I especially loved getting new red Converse sneakers!  I promise you, when I put them on and […]

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  • May 24, 2015

    “Gathered, Scattered”

    Year B – Day of Pentecost

    You probably have heard someone say, “I don’t need to go to church; I really experience God’s presence out when I’m out in nature.” I assume you don’t say this very often, because here you are in church in late May. Not too long ago, I was talking to a church member about this, coming […]

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  • April 6, 2014

    “Signs of the Spirit”

    Year A – Fifth Sunday in Lent

    One Children’s Sunday, members of our congregation were given a small tube of bubbles along with our worship bulletins when we entered the sanctuary.  Apparently, one of our church members couldn’t resist opening his bottle and blowing a few bubbles before the service had started.  Only afterwards did it occur to him that people in […]

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  • May 19, 2013

    It Just Might Be the Spirit

    Year C—Day of Pentecost

    “I can’t explain the power of prayer, but the older I get, the more I believe in it”, my friend Tom Dunn said during one of our long conversations.  I feel the same way about the Holy Spirit.  I cannot explain the Spirit, but I know that the Spirit is alive and well in our […]

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  • May 27, 2012

    A Contagious Congregation

    Lectionary Year B - Day of Pentecost

    Since we moved to Atlanta five years ago, we have visited several churches—thirty churches.  Every church we have visited sings.  In some it’s three hymns and the Gloria Patri.  In others, it’s a dozen choruses.  In some churches all the prayers are written out.  In others, they are not even thought out.  In some, people […]

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