11/29/2015 “Advent I Year C” by Rev. Anne BartlettSermons

by uccashland on November 30, 2015 with 0 comments

Advent I  Year C                                                                     Jeremiah 33:14-16 29 November 2015                                                                 Luke 21:25-36 Ashland UCC The Rev. Anne K Bartlett   In the name of the Holy One, who is and was and is to come.  Amen.   I have to tell you right off the bat that this is a very disjointed sermon.  It’s more like …

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11/23/2015 “Glimpses of The Kingdom” by Rev. Anne BartlettSermons

by uccashland on November 23, 2015 with 0 comments

Christ the King Year B                                                          II Samuel 23:1-7 23 November 2015                                                                 John 18:33-37 Ashland UCC The Rev. Anne K. Bartlett   Glimpses of The Kingdom   In the name of the Holy One, who is and was and is to come.  Amen. I want to start with a story.  It’s a true story – …

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11/3/2015, “Like Sparks through the Stubble” by Rev. Anne BartlettSermons

by uccashland on November 3, 2015 with 0 comments

All Saints Sunday                                                                                           Psalm 146 1 November 2015                                                                                           Mark 12:28-34 Ashland UCC The Rev. Anne K. Bartlett   “Like Sparks through the Stubble”   Good morning, Church! Hello, all you saints! What a morning! It’s All Saints Sunday. And Communion Sunday.   And I have been told today is Reformation Sunday, which is something …

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9/27/15 – “Servant Lesson II” by Rev. Diane K. HoogeSermons

by uccashland on September 27, 2015 with 0 comments

First Congregational United Church of Christ September 27, 2015 Mark 10:35-45 “Servant Lesson Part II” Rev. Diane K. Hooge   As I was wrestling with this sermon, I thought about an educational weekend I experienced years ago put on by the Alban Institute, which has provided the mainline churches with superb church consultants for many …

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9/20/15 – “Differing Agendas” by Rev. Diane K. HoogeSermons

by uccashland on September 20, 2015 with 0 comments

First Congregational United Church of Christ September 20, 2015 “Differing Agendas” Mark 9:30-37 Rev. Diane K. Hooge   For anyone who has walked with a loved one through a terminal illness, one becomes aware that not all of one’s family, friends and colleagues are able to make the whole journey. And, I have also witnessed …

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9/13/15 – “Heading Home Again” by Rev. Anne K. BartlettSermons

by uccashland on September 13, 2015 with 0 comments

Proper 19  Year B                                                       Wisdom of Solomon 7: 26-8:10 13 September 2015                                                     Mark 8:27-38 Ashland United Church of Christ The Rev. Anne K. Bartlett   In the name of the Holy One:  Earth-maker, Pain-bearer, Life-Giver.  Amen.   I am so happy to be back with you again.  What a treat for me – to be …

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9/6/15 – “Border Crossings” by Rev. Diane K. HoogeSermons

by uccashland on September 8, 2015 with 1 comments

First Congregational United Church of Christ September 6, 2015 Mark 7:24-37  “Border Crossings” Rev. Diane K. Hooge   I remember a long ago interview on MPR.  Terry Gross was interviewing Jhumpa Lahiri who wrote The Namesake—which is one of my favorite books.  Terry Gross invited Jhumpa to read a passage.  The character in her book …

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