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Sermons on John

Experiencing Change: What Are We Losing?

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller September 30, 2018                                        Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost John 12:23-27                                                Second in a four-part series on Change Experiencing Change: Experiencing Loss This summer one of you suggested that I preach on the topic of CHANGE – and, in particular, what it means for a church…

Gifts From Heaven

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller August 19, 2018       Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost John 6:35, 41-51 Gifts From Heaven These are anxious days and weeks for a lot of young people. In particular I’m thinking of kids heading back to school and especially those who are venturing into a…

From Small Beginnings

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller August 12, 2018           Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost II Kings 4:42-44 John 6:1-14 From Small Beginnings Nine-year-old Danny came bursting out of Sunday school. His eyes were darting in every direction as he tried to find his mom or dad. Finally, he found his…

Trinity = Love Church = Love

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller, Pastor May 27, 2018                  Trinity Sunday John 3:1-17 Romans 8:12-17 Trinity = Love Church = Love The Trinity – God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit – can be difficult to wrap our minds around. So I thought I’d share…

Love Each Other

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller, Pastor May 6, 2018                 Sixth Sunday of Easter John 15:9-16 LOVE EACH OTHER! Prayer: O Lord, you have taught us that without love, whatever we do is worth nothing. Send now your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts this greatest of your…

Remaining on the Vine

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller, Pastor April 29, 2018                Fifth Sunday of Easter John 15:1-8 Remaining on the Vine Last week (Good Shepherd Sunday) Jesus was the Good Shepherd, we were the sheep. This week the image shifts and now Jesus says that he is the vine, we…

Life in the Flock

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller, Pastor April 22, 2018                   Fourth Sunday of Easter John 10:10b-18 Life in the Flock Just outside of Bethlehem is a place called “The Shepherd’s Field.” It is the spot where, tradition says, the shepherds watched their flocks the night Jesus was born. Rolling…

You Don’t Have To Be There!

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller, Pastor April 8, 2018        Second Sunday of Easter John 20:19-31 You Don’t Have To Be There! You had to be there! You just had to be there! I find that it is hard – try as I might – to match someone else’s…

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…