12/6/2015, “Advent II Year C,” by Rev. Anne BartlettSermons

by uccashland on December 8, 2015 with 0 comments

Advent II Year C                                                        Canticle of Zechariah 6 December 2015                                                       Luke 3:1-6 Ashland UCC The Rev. Anne K. Bartlett   In the name of the Holy One, who is and was and is to come.  Amen.   We can’t listen to that song or light our candle for peace this morning without talking about the …

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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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