Sermon Archives

01/21/2018

“Shining a New Light: Death & Salvation”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Jan. 21, 2018 “Shining a New Light: Death & Salvation” Deut. 30:15-16 This week, our daughter-in-law lost her grandfather. Although she is 30 years old, his was the first death of someone important in her life she has experienced. On the other hand, our children have experienced many deaths throughout […]

01/14/2018

“Shining a New Light: The Fall of God”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Jan. 14, 2018 “Shining A New Light: The Fall of God” Gen. 2:4-24; Gospel of Thomas saying 3 Once upon a time, two people lived in a kind of paradise – a garden of perfection – where they could eat and play and frolic with the animals freely. They had […]

01/07/2018

“Shining a New Light: God in Absence”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Jan. 7, 2018 “Shining a New Light: God in Absence” Lam. 2:1-10 excerpts; 2 Cor. 4:8-11 On Christmas Eve morning, in this room, we had a full house. We sang lots of Christmas carols and celebrated communion. We lit candles and gathered in pews and around the sanctuary. We sang […]

12/31/2017

“Quilted Lives”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church December, 31, 2017 “Quilted Lives” John 15: 1-8 The house I lived in as a child was mysterious and magic. It was small, to be certain – built in 1905. A two-bedroom house with a parlor. When I was 10 or 11, my parents built an upstairs where the attic […]

12/24/2017

“Advent through the Ages: Love”

This Christmas Eve service was an irregular service. Please contact the office at 316.634.0430 for a recording.

12/17/2017

“Advent through the Ages: Joy”

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12/03/2017

“Advent through the Ages: Hope”

Advent through the Ages: Hope Justo Gonzalez, the brilliant church historian, wrote in his “Story of Christianity” that “The early Christians did not believe that the time and place of the birth of Jesus had been left to chance. On the contrary, they saw the hand of God preparing the advent of Jesus in all […]

11/26/2017

“The Five Finger Prayer”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Nov. 26, 2017 “The Five Finger Prayer” Psalm 46:1-3, 10-11 Read Psalm 46 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and […]

11/19/2017

“Thanksgiving through the Ages”

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Nov. 19, 2017 University Congregational Church Robin McGonigle & Paul Ellis Jackson “THANKSGIVING THROUGH THE AGES” Opening Thoughts…. Robin This morning, Paul and I will be sharing “Thanksgiving Through the Ages” with you! We will include some older documents, including a story of the first Thanksgiving, proclamations from William Bradford and George Washington, ideas for […]

11/05/2017

“A Heart of Wisdom”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church All Saints Sunday Nov. 5, 2017 “A Heart of Wisdom” Psalm 90: 1-17 Before Jesus lived, the Celts celebrated the end of the summer and prepared for the coming of the dark months the only way they knew. This end of the summer celebration was on Oct. 31. Since their […]

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