Sermon – April 15, 2018

Panic and Fright by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy. Click here to listen on Vimeo. “…Jesus stood among them, stood in their midst and said: ‘Peace be with you.’ They were startled and terrified, in panic and fright;….” — Luke 24:36b-37a. On occasion people will accuse me of being a…

Sermon – April 8, 2018

The Presence of Jesus by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “Then to Thomas, Jesus said this: ‘Put your finger here and examine my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not persist in your unbelief but believe.’…

Sermon – Easter Sunday 4/1/18

Resurrections by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download. Click here to listen on Vimeo. “…Mary ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple— the one whom Jesus loved— and said, ‘The Rabbi has been taken from of the tomb! We do not know where they have put Jesus.’” — John 20:2. The…

Holy Thursday – March 30, 2018

SERMON ~ 03/29/2018 ~ “In The Garden” ~ A Service of Worship in Christian Unity with The United Church of Christ, First Congregational, The First Baptist Church and The Broad Street United Methodist Church of Norwich, NY ~ Holy Thursday A.K.A. Maundy Thursday ~ A Service Commemorating Some of the Events of the Day Before…

Sermon – March 18, 2018

Tu Es Sacerdos by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo.   “Christ, even the Christ, did not presume to take on the office of high priest. No, Christ was appointed by the One who said, / ‘You are my…

Sermon – March 11, 2018

Not of Your Own Doing by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— not the result of works, so…

Sermon – March 4, 2018

What Really Counts by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “Then God spoke these words and said, / ‘I am Yahweh, God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage; / do…

Sermon – February 25, 2018

An Invitation to Change by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf. Click here to listen on Vimeo. “No longer shall your name be Avram or the exalted ancestor, but your name shall be Avraham or Hamon Goyyim. [And that is the Hebrew for the progenitor of a multitude of Nations.]” — Genesis…

Sermon – February 18, 2018

In the Beginning by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy. Click here to listen on Vimeo. “Here begins the Gospel, the good news of Jesus, the Christ, the Child of God. As it is written in the prophet Isaiah:…” — Mark 1:1-2a. I believe we, all of us, have a story…

Sermon at Chenango Valley Home – 2/18/18

Rainbows and Covenant Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version. Click here to listen on Vimeo. “I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.” — Genesis 9:13. I think we all know the first two Chapters of the…