Sermon – September 21, 2014

Repentant and Lost by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “…Yahweh, God, said to Jonah, ‘What gives you the right to be so angry?’” — Jonah 3:4. Most Protestant denominations identify just two sacraments: the Eucharist, sometimes called Communion, sometimes…

Sermon – September 14, 2014

PROPHET SHARING OR MIRIAM AND AARON A TWO CHARACTER PLAY WITH A NARRATOR by J. F. Connolly For a .pdf version of this sermon, click here. (Audio not available)   NOTE: The following hymn was used as the Opening Hymn (v. 1, 2, 3) at this service. Verses 3 and 4 were used as the…

Sermon – September 7, 2014

Without Malice by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “Love does no wrong to a neighbor; love never wrongs anyone; therefore, love is the fulfillment of the law.” — Romans 13:10. I am sure my late mother did not…

Sermon – August 31, 2014

Holy Ground by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “God said, ‘Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you stand is holy ground!’” — Exodus 3:5. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King,…

Sermon – August 10, 2014

  READINGS: A READING FROM THE TANAKH IN THE SECTION KNOWN AS THE TORAH Exodus 3:1-16 [ILV] In part because we read these words in translation certainly one of the things we miss is that God names God’s own self by using a form of the verb “to be.” But perhaps of equal interest is…

Sermon – July 20, 2014 – Water from the Well Weekend

For the Love of God by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of the sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “I am convinced, certain, that neither death nor life, neither angels nor rulers, neither things present nor things future, neither height nor depth— nor anything else in…

Sermon – July 13, 2014

In Parables by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo.   “Then the disciples came and asked Jesus, ‘Why do you speak to them in parables?’” — Matthew 13:10. On a number of levels, really on any level, Pixar, the…

Sermon – 06/29/14

Traveling Together [1] by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “The student should be glad to simply become like the teacher, the follower like the leader.” — Matthew 10:25a Many moons ago when I arrived at Bangor Seminary I…

Sermon/Play – June 15, 2014

This sermon/play was written by Rev. Joe Connolly for a Union Service with United Church of Christ, First Baptist Church and Broad St. United Methodist Church to celebrate the 200th Anniversaries of both the UCC and the FBC.  Rev. Joe Connolly, UCC,   Rev. Nancy Hale, Broad St. UMC  and Rev. David Spiegel, FBC participated and are…

Sermon – June 8, 2014

Seeing Visions; Dreaming Dreams [1] by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “Your sons and your daughters will prophesy / and your young people will see visions / and your elders will dream dreams.” — Acts 2:17b. I, personally,…