Sermon – March 10, 2019

Near Occasions by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. “In reply Jesus said, ‘It also says, ‘Do not put God to the test.’” — Luke 4:12 Sometimes you meet someone and you connect with that person immediately and you cannot ever quite understand why you have made that…

Sermon – March 3, 2019

Transfiguration and Reality by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf. I have often referenced my theater work in my Sunday comments. When I do so most of the time the relationship I draw is to the work of being a writer. This characterization is true. However, to paint my theater work in…

Sermon – February 24, 2019

Golden Rules by Rev. Joe Connolly “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” — Luke 6:31 One of the adjunct professors at Bangor Seminary, the place I went to seminary, Dana Sawyer, had an interesting background. A Native American who grew up on the Penobscot Tribe reservation near Old Town, just…

Sermon – February 17, 2019

Attitudes and the Beatitudes by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy. Click here to listen on Vimeo. “…the whole crowd was trying to touch Jesus for power came out of the Rabbi healing them all. Then Jesus looked at the disciples and said:…” — Luke 6:19-20a. I have oftentimes regaled you…