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…

Sermon – December 3, 2017 – First Sunday in Advent

The Present Tense by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy of this sermon.   “Grace to you and peace from our loving God and from our Savior, Jesus, the Christ.” — 1 Corinthians 1:3. In my comments today I want to address the educational background, the certification if you would, to…

Sermon – 11/26/17

Armageddon When? By Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy of this sermon.   “And the ruler answered, ‘The truth is, every time you did this for the least of these who are members of my family, my brothers and sisters, you did it for me.’” — Matthew 25:40. Those of you…

Sermon – November 19, 2017

Support by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy of this sermon. “Therefore, encourage one another and build up each other, as, indeed, you are already doing.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:11. Twice in the last several weeks something has happened which triggered memories of my days in High School, sometime before the…

Sermon – November 12, 2017

Other gods by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon.   “Then the people answered, ‘Far be it from us that we should abandon Yahweh to serve other gods.’” — Joshua 24:16. If you know anything about preachers in the 1800s you know a sermon an hour and a…

Sermon – November 5, 2017

The Crowds and the Disciples by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a copy of this sermon in .pdf format.   “Jesus saw the crowds and went up the mountain. After Jesus sat down there, the disciples gathered around and Jesus began to teach them…” — Matthew 5:1-2. One of two thoughts for meditation…

Sermon – October 29, 2017

500 by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon.   “Do not be corrupt in administering justice; do not render an unjust judgment; do not show partiality to the poor or defer to the great; do not give honor to the great. Judge your neighbor with justice. Judge your…

Sermon – October 22, 2017

Say One for Me by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “We always give thanks to God for all of you and mention you, remember you, in our prayers, constantly. We call to mind before our God and Creator…

Sermon – October 15, 2017

Advantages by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “Finally, my beloved, my sisters and brothers, your thoughts should be wholly directed to all that is true, all that is honorable, all that deserves respect, all that is honest, all…

Sermon – October 8, 2017

I Did Everything Right by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo.   “I was above reproach when it came to justice based on the Law— blameless.” — Philippians 3:6b. I’m afraid need to start my comments today with something…

Sermon – October 1, 2017

Right Relationship by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “When John came to you walking on the road of righteousness— a right relationship with God— and justice, you did not believe, but tax collectors and prostitutes did.” — Matthew…

Sermon – September 24, 2017

Bread/ Love by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “I have heard the complaining of the people of Israel; say to them, ‘At twilight, in the evening, you will eat meat and in the morning you will have your…

Sermon – September 17, 2017

Meat and Potatoes by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “We do not live for ourselves, nor do we die for ourselves. While we live, we live for Christ, Jesus, and when we die, we die for Christ, Jesus….

Sermon – September 10, 2017

Pesach by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf file of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo.   “This is how you are to eat the animal: your loins girded, your belt buckled, your sandals on your feet, and a staff in your hand; you shall eat it…

Sermon – September 3, 2017

  Genuine by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “Let love be genuine; your love must be sincere; hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Love one another with mutual affection, the affection of brothers and sisters;…

Sermon – August 27, 2017

Cultural Agendas by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo.   “…do not conform yourselves to this age or to this world. Rather, be transformed by the renewal of your minds, so that you may discern, that you may judge what…

Sermon – 8/20/17

Working with God by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “Thus says Yahweh, God: / Maintain justice; do what is right, / for soon my salvation will come, / and my deliverance be revealed.” — Isaiah 56:1. I have…

Sermon – August 13, 2017

Yahweh, God, Omnipotent [1] by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo.   “Elijah replied, ‘I have been very zealous for Yahweh, God, Omnipotent.’” — 1 Kings 19:10a. There is a test one can take— some call it a psychological…

Sermon – July 30, 2017

The Certainty of Love Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “For I am certain, I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor rulers, neither things present nor things future, neither heights nor depths— neither powers nor…