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.

Holding On

April 12, 2020

Church of the Servant, Wilmington, NC

Easter Sunday – Year A
Matthew 28:1-10

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February 26, 2020

Church of the Servant, Wilmington, NC

Ash Wednesday
Joel 2:1-2, 12-17; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

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Sermon Transcript:

We heard words from the Prophet Joel this evening. He was speaking to a people in the midst of the ruin of their country. “Blow the trumpet in Zion! Sound the alarm on my holy mountain!”  I heard an echo of this proclamation in a video that was shared by our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry this week, sounding an alarm. Read the rest of this entry »

Learning from the Master

February 2, 2020

Church of the Servant, Wilmington, NC

Presentation of our Lord
Luke 2:22-40

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Transcript of Sermon:

“There is power in understanding the journey of others to help create your own.

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