Rev. McCormick’s Christmas Eve Sermon

I was to join with all the other children in carrying a candle forward to the baby Jesus. Towards the end of the pageant my small, white candle was lit, and I proceeded down the red carpet of the isle, holding my light high. As we joined our voices in signing “Silent Night,” there was […]

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Rev. Luckey’s Christmas Eve Sermon

Did you know that there was a fourth Wise man? I mean, you know that there’s three Wise men; three, the Magi, Kings of the East bearing their gifts of gold, and frankincense and myrrh. But, there was a fourth one. His name was Artaban and he came bearing three gifts, three precious stones. They […]

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O Little Town of Bethlehem

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, December 18, 2016 This morning the sermon is based on the hymn “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” If you’re new here for the first time, we’re going to be doing some sermon and then doing some singing and some sermon and some singing, so […]

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An Advent Journey through Music: Expect

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, December 11, 2016 The sermon today is going to be interwoven with music, so you have to pay attention. You really have to pay attention today because I’m going to stop in the middle of the sermon and Pam and Gary are going to […]

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An Advent Journey through Music: Prepare

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, December 4, 2016 We’re going to be singing “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.” When I stop at a certain point I will cue you along with Kim, and all of us together are invited to sing, “O Come, O Come Emanuel.” So by the […]

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An Advent Journey through Music: Wake

A sermon given by Rev. Eleanor McCormick on Sunday, November 27, 2016. Mary Shore, a biblical commentator and educator observes that Matthew, the Gospel, moves in this chapter that we heard Gene read this morning from a sense of something that is incredibly grand and cosmic, to some more mundane and ordinary images. Matthew moves […]

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A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, November 20, 2016. This is Zoe Graber Weickert and in a few moments, in the middle of the sermon, she is going to share with you a story about something that happened to her this past week. So welcome, Zoe, to the chancel steps. […]

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Deep Breath

A sermon given by Rev. Nancy Thellman on Sunday, November 13, 2016 So here we are. Survivors of the 2016 election! When Peter asked me to preach on this particular Sunday, I think it was with some fascination—to have someone who is both pastor and politician preach in the aftermath of a long, convoluted and […]

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Who are You Voting For?

A sermon given by Rev. Eleanor McCormick on Sunday, November 6, 2016 Award winning film director, Ava DuVernay, posted a selfie this week on her Instagram feed, where she’s pictured wearing a simple black t-shirt that reads, “I am my ancestors’ wildest dreams!” And I thought to myself, isn’t that what we all aspire to […]

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The Common Good

A sermon given by Rev. Da Vita McCallister on Sunday, October 30, 2016 Good morning! It is my absolute joy and honor to be with you this morning. I want to say a word of greeting to each of you on behalf of the Connecticut Conference, your brother and sister conference, and on the other […]

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