Sermons for March 2011

3/27/11 Sermon

“Willing,” a sermon preached by Abigail Henderson at First Congregational Church of Minnesota, UCC. Luke 17:20-21; Romans 8:18-30; Revelation 21:1-4 Last week’s cruel snowfall reminded me of an incident a few years ago in which I fervently prayed as I had never prayed before. It was a Friday in late October 2006.  The weather was strangely balmy… Read More

Teach Us to Pray

March 20, 2011    Luke 11: 1-4; Matthew 6: 7-15 A sermon preached by Rev. Jane McBride at First Congregational Church of MN, UCC In the novel “Push” by Sapphire, we meet 16 year old Precious Jones. Beginning in her toddler years, Precious suffers abuse at the hands of both of her parents. At 12,… Read More

UCC in the Philippines

Thanks to Elena for preaching last Sunday, Mar. 13, 2011, on the Minnesota UCC Conference’s relationship with the UCC-Philippines.  Here is the text: Partnership is Personal: UCC Philippines 2011 The Rev. Elena Larssen March 16, 2011 In my mind, it is always night in the Philippines.  Not because it was, obviously, and not because we… Read More

Sermon 2/27/11: Why Worry?

“Why Worry?” a sermon preached by the Rev. Abigail Henderson at First Congregational Church of Minnesota, UCC, on Feb. 27, 2011. Psalm 131; Matthew 6: 24–34; “To Change the World Enough” by Alice Walker (read it here) My dear friend Leah once told me this story. When she was a little girl, she was very… Read More