Sermons for June 2011


God Between Us

June 26, 2011; Matthew 10: 40-42 Rev. Jane McBride, First Congregational Church of MN, UCC “Compassionate welcome means approaching each other through God…” writes theologian Emilie Townes. Compassionate welcome means approaching each other through God. (Feasting on the Word Commentary, Year A, Volume 3, p. 190) A small encounter this week at the Y reminded… Read More

Going to Galilee

June 19, 2011; Matthew 28: 16-20 A sermon preached by Rev. Jane McBride, First Congregational Church of MN, UCC Jesus said to the disciples: “after I am raised up, I will go ahead of you to Galilee.” At the empty tomb, they once again received word: Jesus went to Galilee; go to Galilee. Galilee is… Read More

Clothed With Power

June 5, 2011; Acts 1: 1-11; Luke 24: 44-53 A sermon preached by Rev. Jane McBride, First Congregational Church of MN, UCC. On the morning of Saturday May 21st, NPR reported on Harold Camping’s rapture prophecy. At 6 pm on May 21st, Camping had predicted, terrible earthquakes would strike, beginning in New Zealand. 200 million of… Read More

Sermon 05/29/11: “Orphaned”

“Orphaned,” a sermon preached by the Rev. Abigail G. Henderson, at First Congregational Church of Minnesota, UCC, on May 29, 2011. John 14: 15–21 “I will not leave you orphaned,” Jesus tells the disciples.  Bold words from a man about to die. Lest we get too comfortable in the victory of Easter, this week’s lectionary… Read More