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Sermons from 2018

All In The Family – Mary

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller December 2, 2018                         First Sunday of Advent Luke 1:26-38 All in the Family: Mary She was young and, no doubt…well…ordinary. Just a young girl with her life ahead of her. Perhaps she daydreamed about the carpenter she planned to marry…the wedding, their home,…

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…

Everyday Saints

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller November 4, 2018                                                                                All Saints Sunday  I John 3:1-3 Romans 3:21-24 Everyday Saints Saints have had a long, important, and ever-changing role in the history of the church. In the first three hundred years after Christ died, a saint was someone who was…

Looking Back… Looking Ahead

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller October 28, 2018                                                                                  Reformation Sunday Romans 3:19-28 Looking Back ~ Looking Forward “Tradition, Tradition!” Tevye sang in Fiddler on the Roof. And in that song he extolled the blessings and value of holding fast to that which has gone before. I love tradition…

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…

Engaging Change: Making Choices

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller October 7, 2018                                                         World Communion Sunday Luke 10:38-42                                            Third in a four-part series on Change Engaging Change – Making Choices The past two weeks, we’ve looked at different aspects of Change: Encountering Change – What Can We Learn? Experiencing Change – Experiencing…

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…

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…