Sermons – 2017 Podcasts & Text

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December 10, 2017 – “Reclaiming Hope Through Divine Peace”

Second Sunday of Advent “Peace” Reading from Scripture and Lighting of Candles by Christian & Griffin Meyer, Trish & Declan Siefer, Travis & Susannah Snell.

Sermon delivered by Rev. Robert Brown, preceded by Youth Liturgist Piper Harring reading scripture from Isaiah 40:1-11 and Mark 1:1-8

 

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length ~23 mins

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December 3, 2017 – “Finding Hope in the Shadowed Place”

First Sunday of Advent Scripture Reading and Candle Lighting by Past and Present Co-Chairs of the Caring Connection: Cynthia LaMothe, Kathy Flynn, and Polly Vanasse

Liturgist Ann Noyes reads scripture from Mark 13:24-37 followed by sermon delivered by Rev. Robert Brown

 

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length ~14 mins

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November 26, 2017 – “The Way of Wisdom”

Liturgist Betsey Swaim reads Ephesians 1:15-23 followed by sermon delivered by Rev. Robert Brown

 

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length ~23 mins

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November 19, 2017 – “A Vision for Thanksgiving”

Liturgists Paul Mahoney reads  from Isaiah 55:6-13 followed by sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Jean Vandergrift

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length ~21 mins

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November 12, 2017 – “Making Room: God is doing a new thing”

Liturgist Ellen Quackenbush reads Isaiah 43:1-3 and 15-19 followed by sermon delivered by Rev. Robert Brown

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November 5, 2017 – “Here We Are”

Liturgists Prescott Stewart reads 1Samuel 3:1-10 followed by sermon delivered by Rev. Robert Brown

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length ~18 mins

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October 29, 2017 – “Reforming by Faith”

Liturgists Shane Siefer and Rev. Robert Brown read excerpts from Hebrews 11 & 12 followed by sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Jean Vandergrift

 

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length ~19 mins

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October 22, 2017 – “Holy Water”

Liturgists Zander and Lindy Kessler reads portions taken from Genesis 1 & 2 and The Gospel of John 1 followed by sermon delivered by Rev. Robert Brown

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length ~13 mins

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October 15, 2017 – “The Healing of the Nations”

Liturgist Ed Boyajian reads REVELATION 22:1-5 followed by sermon delivered by Rev. Robert Brown

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length ~17 mins

 

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October 8, 2017 – “When Neighboring is Our Mission”

Liturgist Fran Cummings reads Luke 10:25-37 followed by sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Jean Vandergrift

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length ~21 mins

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October 1, 2017 – “Defiant Hope – Christian Witness in a Time of Climate Crisis”

Liturgist Marcia J. Macres  reads
II Corinthians 3:1-6 
followed by sermon delivered by guest preacher Rev. Dr. Jim Antal, Minister and President of Massachusetts Conference of United Church of Christ (MACUCC)

Watch this new video from UCC called “Creation Care: A Story of Three Great Loves”…children, neighbors and God’s creation

 

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length ~24 mins

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September 24, 2017 – “YOU ARE Officially Awesome

Liturgist Andrew Thut reads 
I Corinthians 12:4-11, 26-31 
followed by sermon delivered by Rev. Robert Brown

LISTEN 

length ~16 mins

 

September 17, 2017 – “Humility: The Superpower of a Quiet Heart”

Liturgist Kristin Piper reads Romans 12:9-21 followed by sermon delivered by Rev. Robert Brown

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length ~17 mins

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September 10, 2017 – “Look at the Time!”

Liturgist Michele Forinash reads Romans 13:8-14 followed by sermon delivered by Rev. Robert Brown

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length ~20 mins.

 

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September 3, 2017 – “But I Haven’t Seen A Burning Bush”

Liturgist Jane Turner Michael reads Exodus 3:1-15 followed by sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Jean Vandergrift

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length ~23 mins.

 

 

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August 27, 2017 – “Defying Evil: How 4 women subverted an empire and saved a nation”

 

Liturgist Cheryl Shea reads Exodus 1:8-2:10 followed by sermon delivered by Rev. Robert Brown

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length ~27 mins.

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August 20, 2017 – “The Courage to Reconsider”

Liturgist Patience Jackson reads Matthew 15:21-28 followed by sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Jean Vandergrift

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length ~21 mins.

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August 13, 2017 – “God in Unexpected Places: On The Sea”

Sermon delivered by Rev. Hannah Brown of West Concord Union Church

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August 6, 2017 – “Setting the Table for Others”

Liturgist Ellie Garvey reads Matthew 14:13-21 followed by sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Jean Vandergrift

 

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length ~21 mins. 

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July 30, 2017 – “God in Unexpected Places: Seeking the Kingdom of Heaven”

Sermon delivered by Rev. Hannah Brown of West Concord Union Church

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July 23, 2017 – “The Dream Catcher”

Liturgist Maureen Mara reads Genesis 28:10-19  followed by sermon “The Dream Catcher” delivered by Rev. Robert Brown

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July 16, 2017 “Tending the Fire”

Liturgist Dale Ryder reads 1 Peter 4:6-11  followed by sermon “Tending The Fire” delivered by Rev. Robert Brown

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July 9, 2017 – “UNITY not Uniformity”

Liturgist Betsy Swaim reads Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13  followed by sermon “UNITY not Uniformity” delivered by Rev. Robert Brown

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July 2, 2017 – “A Still More Excellent Way”

Liturgist Jan Hall reads 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, 27-31 followed by sermon “A Still More Excellent Way” delivered by Rev. Dr. Jean Vandergrift

 

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length ~25 mins.

 

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June 25, 2017 – ““Discerning God’s Will Together””

Liturgist Monica Woodman reads Romans 12:1-8 followed by sermon ““Discerning God’s Will Together”” delivered by Rev. Dr. Jean Vandergrift

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length ~22 mins.

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June 18, 2017 – “What Can You Do?”

Youth Liturgist Honour Valentine reads Matthew 9:35-10:8 followed by sermon “What Can You Do?” delivered by Rev. Robert Brown

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length ~17 mins.

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June 11, 2017 – “Fostering Day by Day Creativity”

Liturgist Hank Haff reads Genesis 1:1-2:4a followed by sermon “Fostering Day by Day Creativity” delivered by Rev. Robert Brown and Rev. Dr. Jean Vandergrift

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length ~22 mins.

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June 4, 2017 – “What Does This Mean”

Liturgist Sandy Freund reads The Book of Acts 2:1-21 followed by sermon “What Does This Mean” delivered by Rev. Robert Brown and Rev. Dr. Jean Vandergrift

 

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length ~20 mins.

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May 28, 2017 – “YES…and”

Liturgist Fred Williams reads The Book of Acts 1:1-14 followed by sermon “YES…and” delivered by Rev. Bob Brown

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May 21, 2017 – “A Mission Trip Way of Life”

Liturgist Barbara Lynch reads Acts 17:16-34 followed by sermon “A Mission Trip Way of Life” delivered by Rev. Dr. Jean Vandergrift, Interim Minister for Spiritual Development and Congregational Life

 

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May 14, 2017 – Mother’s Day
“The Way of Trust”

Liturgist Ruth Piper reads John 14:1-14 followed by sermon “The Way of Trust” delivered by Rev. Bob Brown

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May 7, 2017  – Climate Justice Sunday

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April 30, 2017 – Mission Trip Service

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April 23, 2017 – FaithWorks-Morning of Service

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April 16, 2017 – Easter Sunday

“Rendezvous with the Risen One”

Scripture Readings of Matthew 28:1-10 and Hebrews 12:1-3 followed by sermon “Rendezvous with the Risen One” delivered by Rev. Dr. Jean Vandergrift, Interim Minister for Spiritual Development and Congregational Life

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April 9, 2017
“The Purpose of Following Your Passion”

Youth readers Eric Marshall and Eliza Davidian read Matthew 21:1-11 and Philippians 2:5-11 followed by sermon “The Purpose of Following Your Passion”” delivered by Rev. Dr. Jean Vandergrift, Interim Minister for Spiritual Development and Congregational Life

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April 2, 2017
“Just Breathe”

Liturgists Nick Noyes reads Ezekiel 37:1-14 followed by sermon “Just Breathe” delivered by Rev. Bob Brown

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March 26, 2017
“Seeing to the Heart of Leadership”

Liturgists Rev. Bob Brown and Susan Stumpf read 1 Samuel 16:1-13 and Ephesians 5:8-14 followed by sermon “Seeing to the Heart of Leadership” delivered by Rev. Dr. Jean Vandergrift, Interim Minister for Spiritual Development and Congregational Life

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March 19, 2017
“Being Church”

Liturgists Peter Bruning reads Ephesians 2:13-22 followed by sermon “Being Church” delivered by Rev. Bob Brown

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March 12, 2017
“The Ins and Outs of a Faith Journey”

Liturgists Charity Tremblay and Nancy Haynes read Genesis 12:1-5 and John 3:1-17 followed by sermon “The Ins and Outs of a Faith Journey” delivered by Rev. Dr. Jean Vandergrift, Interim Minister for Spiritual Development and Congregational Life

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March 5, 2017
“Markers on the Journey”

Liturgist Nick Bruning reads Exodus 33:12-23 followed by sermon “Markers on the Journey” delivered by Rev. Wendy Vander Hart, Associate Conference Minister in the MA Conference of the United Church of Christ

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February 26, 2017
“The Ordinary Mystic”

Andrew Thut reads Matthew 17:1-9 followed by sermon “The Ordinary Mystic” delivered by Rev. Robert Brown

 

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February 19, 2017
“The Extra Mile”

Liturgist Ellen Quackenbush reads Leviticus 19: 1-2; 9-18 and Matthew 5: 38-48, followed by sermon “The Extra Mile” delivered by Nancy Haynes, Candidate for Ordination

 

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February 12, 2017
“BEING CHURCH”

Carol Antos reads I Corinthians 12:1-16, 20-27, followed by sermon “BEING CHURCH” delivered by Rev. Robert Brown

 

 

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February 5, 2017
“Do This!”

Liturgist Russell Sanna reads Luke 22:7-23, followed by sermon “Do This!” delivered by Rev. Robert Brown

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January 29, 2017
“A List for Losers”

Liturgist Eliza Davidian reads from the Hebrew Scriptures Psalm 15, Micah 6:6-8, followed by sermon “A List for Losers” and Sermon Scripture from Matthew 5:1-14 delivered by Guest Preacher Rev. Judith Brain

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January 22, 2017
“Evolve 2017-re:VEAL”

Liturgist Mary Jane Knudson reads 1 Samuel 3:1-12, followed by sermon “Evolve 2017 – re:VEAL” delivered by Rev. Robert Brown

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 January 15, 2017
“Evolve 2017-re:PENT”

Liturgist Cynthia Schweppe reads Matthew 3:1-10, followed by sermon “Evolve 2017 – re:PENT” delivered by Rev. Robert Brown and “A Personal Story of Learning to See Race Differently” by Michele Forinash

Click here for RESOURCES TO FIGHT RACISM

 

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January 8, 2017
“Evolve 2017-re:MEMBER”

Liturgist Jane Turner Michael reads Matthew 3:13-17, followed by sermon “Evolve 2017 – re:MEMBER” delivered by Rev. Robert Brown

 

 

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January 1, 2017
“Resolutions”

Liturgist Suzanne Giles reads Matthew 2:13-23, followed by sermon “Resolutions” delivered by Nancy Haynes

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