Seeing Beyond the Silence

September 20, 2020

Church of the Servant, Wilmington, NC

Proper 20 – Year A
Matthew 20:1-16

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Important ENOUGH!

August 30, 2020

Church of the Servant, Wilmington, NC

13th Sunday after Pentecost – Year A
Romans 12:21; Matthew 16:24

Sowing Justice

July 19, 2020

Church of the Servant, Wilmington, NC

7th Sunday after Pentecost – Year A
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

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Church of the Servant, Wilmington, NC

June Worship – Hearing Other Voices

This week Church of the Servant used our worship time to hear the voices of St. Stephen A.M.E. church, led by their Pastor, Rev. Thomas Nixon. When I asked Pastor Nixon how they’re doing virtual worship in the midst of COVID-19, he shared the evolution…

It started with a video recording of worship from the sanctuary, providing Rev. Nixon with the familiar pulpit, yet preaching to empty pews. When the A.M.E. Bishops directed their clergy to no longer use the sanctuary, he began recording video-sermons seated in front of his computer camera – not his style. The congregation let him know that it was more important that they hear him preach “as he is” than to see him in a way that didn’t ring-true. So they’ve been worshiping each Sunday by teleconference. No video, just real-time, real Pastor Nixon, worship. Here is the sermon portion of that worship from today. He draws on Exodus 1:8-14.

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