Sermon Archives

Rev. Dr. Robin McGonigle
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 […]

05/06/2018

“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 […]

04/08/2018

“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 […]

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 […]

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