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Sermon March 25, 2018

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller, Pastor March 25, 2018        Palm Sunday Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29 Mark 11:1-11 Bringing Peace Back before Jesus was born there was an extraordinary king in Syria. He believed it was his kingly duty to make his Arab / Middle Eastern kingdom more Greek.…

Meaning in Suffering

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller, Pastor March 18, 2018          Fifth Sunday in Lent John 12:20-33 Meaning in Suffering “Why do you not commit suicide?” And with this question, psychiatrist Viktor Frankl offered his patients a key with which to unlock the chains of their afflictions. What he was…

What is Necessary?

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller, Pastor March 4, 2018                        Third Sunday in Lent John 2:13-22 What is Necessary? Approaching the house on a mission…. He moves from room to room…  a table over here overflowing with stuff, an alcove over there…the same.  It’s too much…. And so he…

‘Twas Blind, But Now I See

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller, Pastor March 26, 2017        Fourth Sunday in Lent I Samuel 16: 6-13 John 9: 1-42 ‘Twas Blind, But Now I See The Bible is the story of constantly opening eyes. Sometimes we get miracle stories, like today (John 9). Other times, we are…

Well…Now That’s a Deep Subject

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller, Pastor March 19, 2017         Third Sunday in Lent John 4:1-42 Well…Now That’s a Deep Subject This long story can be summarized by seven two-word phrases: Scorching heat. All alone. Daily grind. Unexpected encounter. Spiritual truth. Abandoned jar. Powerful influence. And yet we know…

Nick at Night

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Written and Preached by The Reverend Dr. M. Elizabeth Waters March 12, 2017                   Second Sunday in Lent John 3:1-17 Nick at Night After the evening gathering of Pharisees, Nick stalls a bit to keep from walking home with the usual crew via the well traveled route. He has a plan,…

Tempted!

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller, Pastor March 5, 2017        First Sunday in Lent Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7 Matthew 4:1-11 Tempted! The way we read the Bible in church was never the way it was intended to be read – either by the ancient Israelites or Jesus’ followers or the…