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The Rev. Dr. Tony Sundermeier

Tony Sundermeier: Are All Ushers?

1 Corinthians 12:27-31

3rd Sunday after Epiphany - Year C

January 27, 2019

The Rev. Dr. Tony Sundermeier (PCUSA)


Several years ago, while serving a congregation in Pennsylvania, I received an email from a pastor friend who detailed his plan for an upcoming sabbatical.  Part of the plan included worshipping one Sunday in the congregation I was serving.  That day eventually came and I told my friend (his name is John) that I would be on the lookout for him. After I wrapped up a Sunday school class, I walked toward the sanctuary, and to my surprise I saw John standing by one of the doors, bulletins in hand, welcoming people who were coming to worship.

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The Rev. Dr. Christopher Girata

Your Prophetic Voice

Luke 13:31-35

Second Sunday in Lent - Year C

February 21, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Christopher Girata (TEC)


A few weeks ago, I received a video link from a friend. In the video, a young man performed a small-scale experiment, a "social experiment" if you will, on the streets of New York. As he sat on the sidewalk by himself, leaning up against a storefront window, the young man held a sign that read, "Homeless: need money for weed, drugs, and alcohol." As people walk by in the video, numerous people stopped to give him money. Some of the people who toss money into his cup say things like, "Stay high man, stay high," and "make sure you get a big bottle." After collecting a meaningful amount of money, his cup filled with cash, the screen goes dark.

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