Sermon Archives

06/17/2018

“The Prayer Wheel – Deliver Us from Evil”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church June 17, 2018 “The Prayer Wheel – Deliver Us from Evil” Isaiah 55:8-9 Judith Viorst wrote a great children’s book series called “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”. I love this title and the thoughts in the book mostly because we can all relate… You get […]

06/03/2018

“The Prayer Wheel: Forgive Us our Debts”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church June 3, 2018 The Prayer Wheel: Forgive Us our Debts Psalm 32:1 We are all familiar with the awkward moment in the Lord’s Prayer when no one knows exactly what to say. You could call it the ‘Lord’s Prayer pause’. It’s the time right after the line about bread when […]

05/27/2018

“The Prayer Wheel: Give Us This Day”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church May 27, 2018 The Prayer Wheel – Give Us This Day John 6:35 Have you ever hosted an open house or listed your house on the market? Realtors advise doing something to make your house smell like a home… put a simmering pot of potpourri on a back burner or […]

05/20/2018

“The Prayer Wheel: Your Will Be Done”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church May 20, 2018 The Prayer Wheel: Your Will Be Done Luke 9:23 If I were a betting person, I would bet that this morning when you woke up, the first thought that many of you had was: “It’s Pentecost Sunday! I’m so excited to go to church and hear what […]

05/13/2018

“The Prayer Wheel–Your Kingdom Come”

The Prayer Wheel: Your Kingdom Come A sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, May 13, 2018 Rev. Paul E. Ellis Jackson Traditional Word Mark 1:14-15 14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news[i] of God,[j] 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come […]

05/06/2018

“The Prayer Wheel: Holy is Your Name”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church May 6, 2018 The Prayer Wheel: Holy is Your Name Romans 8:14-17 In 2015, a group of rare manuscripts from medieval monasteries went on exhibit at the New York gallery Les Enluminures. The crown jewel of the collection, originally from an abbey in Liesborn, Germany, was a massive handmade book […]

04/29/2018

“Jesus and ‘the Kingdom'”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church April 29, 2018 Jesus and ‘the Kingdom’ Mark 6:6-12 “On earth as it is in heaven.” Just what are we praying for when we say these words? “On earth as it is in heaven.” The vision of Jesus was that the Kingdom of God – or the will of God […]

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 […]

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