Sermon Archives

09/24/2017

“The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life: Home”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Sept. 24, 2017 The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life: Home Ecc. 3: 13, 5:18 Home. What does this mean to you? What images does it conjure in your mind? • The smells of home cooking? • The sight of ones you love? • The memory of laughter? • The sounds of […]

09/17/2017

“The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life: Nature”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Sept. 17, 2017 “The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life: Nature” Job 12:7-10 Behind my mom’s house in Hutchinson is an alley. It is a dirt alley that spans the block east to west between the houses on 11th street and 12th street. These are homes built in the early 1900’s. My […]

09/10/2017

“The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Sept. 10, 2017 “The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life” Psalm 37:3-4 Henry was a man in his 60’s who had loved fishing for all of his life. He was a top-notch fly-fisherman with the help of a special lure, the “bead head wooly bugger,” as it was called. Henry also was […]

09/03/2017

“What Do We Do with God?”

“What Do We Do with God?” A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, September 3, 2017 Rev. Paul E. Ellis Jackson Create; Sustain; Reclaim and Re-create Traditional Word “People were not intended to live alone but as members of society. We are a unit in the body of humanity, and that fact creates many duties […]

08/27/2017

“Re-Imagine the World’

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08/20/2017

“Re-Imagining the World: Dinner Party Parable”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Aug. 20, 2017 “Re-Imagine the World: Dinner Party Parable” Luke 14:16-24 Imagine you are throwing a big party and you are so excited! You have: • Catered the finest foods, including prawns and caviar, wine and champagne, and scrumptious desserts. This is no hot dog and chips meal. • Found […]

08/13/2017

“Re-Imagine the World: Unforgiving Slave Parable”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Aug. 13, 2017 Re-Imagine the World: Unforgiving Slave Parable Matt. 18:23-34 Eric and I went out last week to see the purple martins migrating to Brazil. They are coming through Wichita on their way – 20,000 to 50,000 per evening. It is quite a sight to see them soaring in […]

08/06/2017

“Re-Imagine the World: Shrewd Manager Parable”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Aug. 6, 2017 “Re-Imagine the World: Shrewd Manager Parable” Luke 16:1-9 Today we are talking about one of the most difficult parables of Jesus. It comes right after 3 nicer and easier to understand parables: • The lost sheep (who doesn’t love that pastoral scene where the shepherd goes off […]

07/30/2017

“Re-Imagine the World: Prodigals Parable”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church June 30, 2017 “Re-Imagine the World: Prodigals Parable” Luke 15:11-32 How many of you are the youngest in your birth order? How many in the middle? How many oldest or only children? There is something for everyone in our parable for today. It is the story of the prodigals. Often […]

07/23/2017

“Re-Imagine the World: Samaritan Parable”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church July 23, 2018 “Re-Imagine the World: Samaritan Parable” Luke 10:30-35 What’s your favorite hero story? It might be from a fairy tale, a movie, a comic strip, or real life. Typically, a hero is one who unselfishly helps others. Two of the most important tales in the western tradition are […]

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