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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.)

Recent Sermons

What Really Matters

January 16, 2022
These are bad days for the faith and practice of Christianity in the United States. There has been a precipitous decline in church membership, allegiance, and attendance. Half of the…

The Hour I Last Believed

January 9, 2022
Some years ago, I led a revival series that featured testimonies by church members. We used as our theme, The Hour I First Believed. This is a line from the…

The Good Work of God

January 2, 2022
In the famous French novel, Les Misérables, several story lines are intertwined to form one of the most captivating dramas in modern Western culture. In the British adaptation of this…

For Us and For Them

December 19, 2021
Last week, I began by quoting John Prine; and today I turn to another song, this one by Mary, the mother of Jesus. We call it The Magnificat because that…

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…

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