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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. Noel Schoonmaker

Noel Schoonmaker: Doers of the Word

James 1:22-27

15th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

September 02, 2018

The Rev. Dr. Noel Schoonmaker (CBF)


We Christians talk a big game about the Bible. Some of us say the Bible is "authoritative," or "divinely inspired," or "infallible." Some Christians say they believe every word of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. I heard about one preacher who said he believes the whole Bible from Genesis to maps - as in the maps of ancient lands included in the back of his Bible.

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There are a lot of people who faithfully attend Sunday school and Church. They go on Sunday night and to prayer meeting, they put money in the collection plate, their children attend all of the youth meetings and go to Church camp in the summers. They are model Christians.' - if you judge them from the outside. But do they ever do anything to show their faith?