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You Are Invited

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller November 18, 2018                                                Twenty-Sixth Sunday                                                                                    After Pentecost Matthew 25:14-30 You Are Invited In Confirmation class this evening, we will begin looking at each person of the Trinity: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. We’ll start by considering…

The Widow’s Might

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller November 11, 2018                                                                                                           Twenty-fifth Sunday                                                                                                                                               After Pentecost  Mark 12:38-44 The Widow’s Might There’s an old Seinfeld episode in which George Costanza frequents a take-out pizza place – the kind with the tip jar at the cash register – and every time he…

Embracing Change: What’s Next?

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller October 14, 2018                                                Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost Mark 1:14-20                                                       Fourth in a four-part series on Change Romans 12:2 Embracing Change: What’s Next For Us? Sometime within the last year, I mentioned in a sermon a church in Wisconsin where we go every summer to…

Encountering Change: What Are We Learning?

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller September 23, 2018                            Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Ephesians 4:20-24 Mark 2:23-27 Romans 12:2                                         First in a Series of Four Sermons on Change Encountering Change: What Are We Learning? Ephesians 4:20-24 That, however, is not the way of life you learned when you heard about…

The Calm After the Storm

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller July 8, 2018            Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Mark 4:35-41 The Calm After the Storm Are you a “lake” or an “ocean” person? I am a lake person. I grew up with a lake place just 20 miles from our permanent home in Wisconsin.…

The Kingdom of God is Like….

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller June 24, 2018                       Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Mark 4:26-34 The Kingdom of God is Like…. The parables of Jesus have been said to be “narrative time bombs.” (Eugene Peterson) Little ditties that are meant to undermine our assumptions of things we accept unquestioningly.…

Father’s Day Sermon

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by Jack Horsman June 17, 2018                     Fourth Sunday after Pentecost                                             Father’s Day Mark 6:25-34 Father’s Day Sermon As today is Father’s Day, we’re thinking and talking about fathers.  We have our fathers here on earth and God our Father in heaven. Sometimes our dads reflect the qualities of…

Our Crazy Family

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller, Pastor June 10, 2018              Third Sunday after Pentecost Mark 3:20-35 Our Crazy Family The Bible is full of crazy people. Today we get Jesus, but there are plenty of others. Imagine what went through the minds of those who lived next to Noah…

Are You Kidding?

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller, Pastor April 1, 2018        Easter Sunday Mark 16:1-8 Are You Kidding? When I was in college I played in the orchestra, and even though I wasn’t a music major, I hung out with the musicians. One year, a bunch of my musician friends…

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.…