Church of the Servant

7th Sunday of Easter
Psalm 97, John 17:20-26
Today's worship centered on the recent mass-shootings in Buffalo, NY and Uvalde, TX which took the lives of 31 innocent men, women, and many, many, children. The liturgy began with the Burial Rite, followed by saying the name of each victim, and then affixing their image to our sanctuary windows. The audio recordings below include two voices - The Rev. John Sosnowski and The Rev. Jody Greenwood. Together they constitute the full sermon message. A link to a video of the entire worship service is at the bottom of this post.
Click the Audio Link below to hear the Sermon 
(The second link below includes both the Gospel reading and the Sermon.)

Gun Violence Victims2


thoughts-and-prayers policy and change

Source: Amanda Gorman, Hymn for the Hurting, New York Times, May 27, 2022.

Thank you to fellow clergy for collaborating on our worship service this week: The Rev. John Sosnowski, The Rev. Jim Hanisian, The Rev. Fanny Belanger, and Deacon Rhonda Thomas.

Grieving the loss of 31 innocent lives at the hands of gun violence.

Church of the Servant

Second Sunday in Lent
Psalm 27; Luke 13:31-35
Click the Audio Link below to hear the Sermon

journey of lent


                Jesus to Jerusalem

Welcoming all - hen


Source: Richard Stern, Homiletic Commentary on Psalm 27, in Feasting on the Word: Year C, Volume 2: Lent through Eastertide, editors: Bartlett, David L., and Taylor, Barbara Brown. Presbyterian Publishing Corporation, 2009. Kindle edition, Location 2165.

A New Song?

May 9, 2021

Church of the Servant, Wilmington, NC

6th Sunday of Easter
Psalm 98; Acts 10:44-48; John 15:9-17

Church of the Servant, Wilmington, NC

Palm Sunday – Year A
The Passion of our Lord according to Matthew



This Palm Sunday, as with every Palm Sunday, we hear the Passion story. This year, it’s from Matthew’s gospel. Instead of having it in our worshiping sanctuary and hearing it from many adult voices, we have a virtual Zoom version, told in the voices of our teens from Church of the Servant. I don’t know about you, but for me it holds even more meaning hearing it in their voices and knowing that they came together to do it for us as a worshiping community.

A couple of days before the taping of that Passion story, I got a text from Jesus’s mom. Read the rest of this entry »

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