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Worship and Preaching

Worship with Providence Sunday morning at 10:30 

In the sanctuary on Oakland Street in Hendersonville


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On Wednesday evening 7:30-8:30, the Congregation circles up for what we call Deeper, which is an hour of structured meditation, conversation (about the sermon), announcements, reports, and prayer. (Deeper is suspended through the summer.)

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Recent Sermons

Filled with the Holy Spirit

December 12, 2021
The late, great John Prine has a wonderful song entitled “When I Get to Heaven.” Part of the lyrics read: I wanna see all my mama's sisters 'Cause that's where…

What to Say to an Angel

December 5, 2021
A two-character drama sits at the center of this Advent narrative. The Angel Gabriel appears to Mary, commends her life and frightens her all at the same time. Do not…

Skeletons in the Closet

November 28, 2021
Skeletons in the closet!  We all have them.  Sometimes they are family.  Sometimes they are our friends.  Sometimes they are our own.  Our tendency is to hide them away, out…

Looking for Jesus

November 21, 2021
I had the wonderful delight this week to read the memoir of Robert Dale Hudson, singing tenor in our gospel quartet this morning, as he does every week. It is…

Find the Joy

November 14, 2021
The funeral service for General Colin Powell was just over one week ago. It was an inspirational service, conducted according to the Book of Common Prayer of The Episcopal Church.…

Blessing Our Children

November 7, 2021
This week a mother, for the first time, watched a video of her son’s death. She was sitting in a courtroom within sight of the three men charged with his…

Salvation Show

October 31, 2021
Hot August night And the leaves hanging down And the grass on the ground smellin' sweet Move up the road to the outside of town And the sound of that…

Reversal of Fortunes

October 24, 2021
I take my title from a novel by Patrick O’Brian but my text from Psalm 126. I use both to address real-life situations in our country, our church, and in…

Smoky Mountain Psalm

October 17, 2021
This week Captain Kirk flew into space.  Finally. At age 90! For years, he only pretended to do so, on the starship Enterprise in the old Star Trek series. His…

Praying for Our Children

October 10, 2021
This past week I joined my regular Tuesday prayer group. Our thoughts turned to this psalm. It is the lectionary text for today. I pointed out verse 16 and asked:…

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