Sermon Archives

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, […]

02/11/2018

“Shining a New Light: An Atheist’s 10 Suggestions”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Feb. 11, 2018 Shining a New Light: An Atheist’s 10 Suggestions Exodus 20:1-17 Dennis Lee Curtis was an armed robber who was arrested in 1992 in Rapid City, South Dakota. It turns out that Curtis was a scrupulous robber. In his wallet, the police found a sheet of paper on […]

02/04/2018

“Shining a New Light: Is God Real?”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Feb. 4, 2018 “Shining a New Light: Is God Real?” Acts 9:3-6 As many of you know, my husband, Eric, is a plane nut. No, not P-L-A-I-N nut. An airplane nut. He knows all things aircraft. And he loves that show “Why Planes Crash” on the Weather Channel. The show […]

01/28/2018

“Shining a New Light: It’s So Simple”

Shining a New Light: It’s So Simple!” A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, January 28, 2018 Rev. Paul Ellis Jackson Let’s shine a new light on theology this morning, shall we? Theology is a branch of philosophy. Did you know that? This study of God (Theo means God and –ology means the study of) […]

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