Sermon – June 7, 2015

This was a Union Service in the Park with the First Baptist Church and the United Church of Christ, First Congregational or Norwich, NY at 10:30 a.m. followed by Sharing a Meal. Click here to download a copy of this sermon. Norwich, June 7th, 1863 with Bob Oehme, Rev. Mr. Joe Connolly, Rev. David Spiegel…

Sermon – May 31, 2015 – Trinity Sunday

The Whole Earth [1] by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “They {Seraphs, celestial beings with three pairs of wings} cried out to one another and said: / ‘Holy, holy, holy is Yahweh, God, the omnipotent; / the whole…

Sermon – May 24, 2015 – Pentecost

What Does This Mean? By Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download this sermon in .pdf format. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “Many were amazed and perplexed, and asked one another, ‘What does this mean?’ But others mockingly said, ‘They have consumed too much new wine.’” — Acts 2:12-13. The Pew…

Sermon – May 17, 2015

The Only Begotten of God by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “If we receive human testimony, the testimony of God is greater;….” — 1 John 5:9a It was an era of great change and transition. People were thinking…

Sermon – May 10, 2015

Trusting in the Spirit by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard the word.” — Acts 10:44. As was mentioned earlier, yesterday we, this church, this community of…

Sermon – May 3, 2015

 Guidance by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “The Ethiopian replied, ‘How can I, unless someone guides me?’ and invited Philip to get in and sit beside him.” — Acts 8:31. Part of the process when one seeks ordination…

Sermon – April 26, 2015

Action by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “My children, our love must not simply be words or pure talk. It must be true love, which shows itself to be true in action.” — 1 John 3:18. A long time…

Sermon – April 19, 2015

Terrified by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “They were startled and terrified, in panic and fright; they thought they were seeing a ghost. Jesus said to them, ‘Why are you frightened? Why are you disturbed? Why do doubts…

Sermon – April 12, 2015

Testimony by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “The apostles continued to testify with great power to the resurrection of Jesus, the Christ, and they were all given great respect.” — Acts 4:33 More than a month ago I…

Sermon – April 5, 2015 – Easter Sunday

Looking Backward; Looking Forward by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “When the Sabbath was over, Mary of Magdala, and Mary the mother of James and Salome bought spices, perfumed oils, so that they might go and anoint Jesus.”…