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,…

Sermon – May 25, 2014

The Paraclete by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. [Jesus said:] “….I will ask the One who sent me to give you another Advocate, another Paraclete, another Helper, to be with you always, forever— the Spirit of Truth, whom…

Sermon – May 18, 2014

Chosen by Rev.  Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “…you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a consecrated nation, a people set apart, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim, praise and sing about the acts of…

Sermon – May 11, 2014

I Am by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to read a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “I am the gate. / Whoever enters through me will be safe— / you will go in and go out and find pasture. / The thief comes only to steal…