Sermon – September 16, 2018

Rally Day? By Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download .pdf copy. Click here to listen online. {Wisdom says:} “How long, O simple ones, / How much longer, you ignorant people, / will you love being simple, being ignorant? / How much longer, O you who mock others, / will you continue to mock, delight…

Sermon – September 9, 2018

Equity by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy Click here to listen on Vimeo. “My brothers and sisters, your faith in our glorious Savior Jesus, the Christ, must not allow for favoritism.” — James 2:1. I have over time both in the pulpit at the United Church of Christ, First Congregational,…

Sermon – September 2, 2018

Your Children; Your Children’s Children by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy. Click here to listen on Vimeo.   “But take care and be diligent in guarding yourselves closely, so as neither to forget those things that your eyes have seen nor to let them slip from your mind all the…

Sermon – 8/26/18

Prayer by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy. Click here to listen on Vimeo. “Always pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and every petition. Indeed, pray constantly and attentively, always persevere in prayer for all the saints, the people of God.” — Ephesians 6: 18. Many of…

Sermon – July 22, 2018

Teaching Sheep? By Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf. Click here to listen on Vimeo. “And so when Jesus went ashore, there was a crowd waiting; and the Rabbi felt compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So then Jesus began to teach them many things.” — Mark…

Sermon – July 15, 2018

The Plumb Line by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf. Click here to listen on  Vimeo. “This is what the Sovereign, Yahweh, showed me: God was standing beside a wall built with a plumb line, with a plumb line in hand. / “what do you see, Amos,?” Yahweh, God asked. / And…

Sermon – July 8, 2018

Stumbling Blocks Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy. Click here to listen on  Vimeo. “‘Is this not the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joses and Judah and Simon? Are not the sisters of Jesus here with us?’ They found these things to be stumbling blocks.” —…

Sermon – July 1, 2018

The Faithfulness of God by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy. Click here to listen on Vimeo “Your favor, O Yahweh, is not exhausted, / nor has the compassion of God failed.” — Lamentations 3:22. I have probably said about 150 times from the pulpit that I grew up Roman Catholic….

Sermon – June 24, 2018

The Present Tense Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy. Click here to listen on Vimeo. Moments ago you heard these words from Second Corinthians: “For God says, [and here Paul quotes the prophet Isaiah] / ‘At an acceptable time I heard you, / and on a day of salvation I helped…

Sermon – June 17, 2018

No Comparisons by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on vimeo. “With many such parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it, as much as they could understand; indeed, Jesus did not speak to them except…