Sermon – Ash Wednesday – February 14, 2018

Acceptable Times by Rev. Joseph Connolly at Emmanuel Episcopal Church Community Ash Wednesday Service Download a .pdf copy of this sermon. Listen to this sermon on Vimeo. Since my text will be the 2nd verse of the 6th Chapter of 2 Corinthians, I need to note it can be translated this way: “For God through…

Sermon – February 11, 2018

The god (and gods) of This World Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “…unbelieving minds have been kept from seeing by the god of this world, the god of the present age, so that they do not see the light, the splendor…

Sermon – 02/04/18

The Everlasting God by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf. Click here to listen on Vimeo.   “Do you not know? / Have you not heard? / Yahweh is the everlasting God, / the Creator of the ends / of the earth.” — Isaiah 40:28. As many of you know, I am…

Sermon – 1/28/18

No Real Existence by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version. Click here to listen to the sermon on Vimeo.   “…as to eating food which was sacrificed to idols, we know that idols have no real existence and that there is no God but the One, true God.” — 1 Corinthians…

Sermon – 1/21/18

They Followed by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download this sermon in .pdf format. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “…Jesus said to them, ‘Follow me and I will make you fish for people.’ And immediately they left their nets and followed.” — Mark 1:17-18. I have said something like this…

Sermon – January 14, 2018

Getting Used to the Word by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version. Click here to listen on Vimeo. “Yahweh called again, ‘Samuel!’ And Samuel got up, went to Eli and said, ‘Here I am, for you called me.’ But Eli repeated, ‘I did not call; lie down again.’ Now Samuel had…

Sermon – January 7, 2018

The Light by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “Then God said, ‘Let there be light;’ and there was light.” — Genesis 1:3. A little later we shall be commissioning, installing, the Transition Committee who will begin the process of searching for…

Sermon – 12/24/17 – Christmas Eve

Life Changes by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download. “Mary treasured all these things and reflected on them in her heart.” — Luke 2:19. There was a banging on the door. “I’ll get it!” shouted Naomi, weaving her way among the group of travelers gathered at the inn. Of course, she always was the…

Sermon – 12/24/17 – Fourth Sunday in Advent

Proclaiming God by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here for download. “And Mary said, / ‘My soul proclaims / Your greatness, O God, / and my spirit rejoices in You, my Savior, / for You have looked with favor / on Your lowly servant.’” — Luke 1:46-48. You have probably more than once heard me say…

Sermon – December 10, 2017

Our Calling by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a copy of this sermon.   “As it was written in the prophet, Isaiah, / ‘See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, / who will prepare your way’; / a herald’s voice in the desert crying out: / ‘Prepare, make ready the way…