Sermon Archives

04/22/2018

“A God of Justice or a God of Mercy: Building on the Foundation”

“A God of Justice or a God of Mercy: Building on the Foundation” A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, April 15, 2018 Rev. Paul E. Ellis Jackson Traditional Word 9 As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, “Follow me.” And […]

04/15/2018

“A God of Justice or a God of Mercy: The Search for a Foundation”

“A God of Justice or a God of Mercy: The Search for a Foundation” A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, April 15, 2018 Rev. Paul E. Ellis Jackson Traditional Word 6 The Lord passed before him, and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast […]

04/08/2018

“Kintsugi: Putting It All Together”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church April 8, 2018 “Kintsugi: Putting It All Together” Romans 5:1-5 At the beginning of Lent – in February – I spoke about brokenness. The communion table was filled with various broken things – pots and computer screens and china – all broken. The word “break” has a negative connotation to […]

04/01/2018

“New Life Bursting Forth”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church April 1, 2018 “New Life Bursting Forth” John 20:1-18 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other […]

03/25/2018

“Lent Through the Ages: Palm Sunday”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church March 25, 2018 “Lent Through the Ages –Palm Sunday” Luke 22: 14-34 I don’t know how you feel about Palm Sunday, but I am here to tell you that for me it is always the most confusing day in the church calendar. It has the festive feel of a prelude […]

03/18/2018

“Lent Through the Ages: Jesus Christ Superstar”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Mar. 18, 2018 “Lent Through the Ages: Jesus Christ Superstar” John 18: 33-38 Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar set the world buzzing when it first appeared on vinyl in 1970 and on Broadway in 1971. The executives at MCA Records were terrified by it. In reaction […]

03/11/2018

“Lent Through the Ages: Jesus of Montreal”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Mar. 11, 2018 “Lent Through the Ages – Jesus of Montreal” Mark 16:6-8 About a month ago, I met Jan Luth, the President of Exploration Place. Jan is a highly educated individual, has great energy and passion, and was fun to talk with. It didn’t take long for us to […]

03/04/2018

Shocker Sunday!

Our worship service on March 4, 2018 was irregular. If you would like a copy of the service, please contact the church office at 316.634.0430.

02/25/2018

“Lent Through the Ages: The Cotton Patch Gospel”

LENT THROUGH THE AGES: THE COTTON PATCH GOSPEL When I was a young man growing up in Derby, America, each Lenten season the local churches would band together and present what was called the “Derby Passion Scenario”. Each of the participating churches would produce one of the scenes from the last week of Christ’s life. […]

02/18/2018

“Lent Through the Ages: The Greatest Story Ever Told”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Feb. 18, 2018 “Lent Through the Ages… Greatest Story Ever Told” Psalm 34:18 and Isaiah 61:1 I watched The Greatest Story Ever Told again last week. It premiered on Feb. 15, 1965 – 53 years ago this week. It had quite a cast, including Charlton Heston, Telly Savalas, John Wayne, […]

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