Sermon Archives

04/14/2019

“Reclaiming the Symbols of Lent: Palms”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church April 14, 2019 “Reclaiming the Symbols of Lent: Palms” Mark 11:1-11 When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it, you will […]

04/07/2019

“Reclaiming the Symbols of Lent: Garden of Gethsemane”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church April 7, 2019 “Reclaiming the Symbols of Lent: Garden of Gethsemane” Mark 14:32-42 I was watching a cooking segment on the Today Show a few weeks ago and a Middle Eastern cook was showing how important olive oil was. She made hummus and used olive oil in the recipe, but […]

03/31/2019

“Reclaiming the Symbols of Lent: The Passover Meal”

“Reclaiming the Symbols of Lent: The Passover Meal” A sermon for University Congregational Church March 31, 2019 Rev. Paul Ellis Jackson Traditional Word The Festival of Unleavened Bread 3 Moses said to the people, “Remember this day on which you came out of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, because the Lord brought you […]

03/17/2019

“Reclaiming the Symbols of Lent: The Purple Robe”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church March 17, 2019 “Reclaiming the Symbols of Lent: Purple Robe” Mark 15:16-20 I’d like to invite you to take a moment and immerse yourself in the color purple. Close your eyes if you’d like and imagine a field of purple flowers. Take a deep breath and inhale their fragrance. Take […]

03/10/2019

“Reclaiming the Symbols of Lent: Ashes”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church March 10, 2019 “Reclaiming the Symbols of Lent: Ashes” Isaiah 58: 5-6 Today is the first Sunday in Lent, and the beginning of a new sermon series on “Reclaiming the Symbols of Lent”. We will be looking at the various symbols – ashes, the purple robe, crown of thorns, the […]

03/03/2019

No worship service on March 3, 2019 due to snowstorm.

Our March 3, 2019 worship service was canceled due to a severe snowstorm.

02/24/2019

“In the Garden”

“In the Garden” A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, February 24, 2019 Rev. Paul Ellis Jackson Traditional Word 8 And the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east; and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9 Out of the ground the LORD God made to grow every tree […]

02/17/2019

“And God Rested”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Feb. 17, 2019 “And God Rested” Exodus 20: 8-11; Many of us are old enough to remember when Sunday was a day the sidewalks were rolled up, stores were closed and the city slept. The only thing open was churches. And they were full. Grandmas all over the country fixed […]

02/10/2019

“A Commitment of Love”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Feb. 10, 2019 “A Commitment of Love” Ruth 1:16-17 Once upon a time, Elimelech, his wife Naomi and their two sons lived in Bethlehem in Judah. Then came a famine in the land. Bet-Lechem—House of Bread—had no more bread. So this refugee couple fled to a foreign country: Moab – […]

02/03/2019

“#ChurchToo, #YouToo, #MeToo”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Feb. 3, 2019 “#ChurchToo, #YouToo, #MeToo” Or “When God’s Gift of Sexuality Gets Misused” Song of Solomon 2:8-9; excerpts from chapter 4 Last week we talked about the importance of giving yourself some grace. I mentioned a mantra: “You are loved. You are forgiven. Your future is open.” What happens, […]

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