Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2015’

“The Caged Bird” 2 Sam. 1:1, 17-25, Mark 5:21-43 6/28/15

Some sage years ago urged preachers to preach with the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other. This week there simply aren’t enough hands to turn all the pages that are rich in material. There is in the Hebrew Scripture reading, David’s lament over the deaths of Saul and Jonathan–“How the mighty have fallen!”–not only a cry …

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Next Sunday – for Benn Banner

Lay off from your labor and join us for worship this Labor Day Sunday at Second Congregational Church, UCC. We gather at 10 o’clock on Sunday morning, and we welcome all people of faith or in search of faith to our work and worship. Special music this Sunday is offered by the trio of Gene Irons, Nancy Wright, and Sharon …

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Solar Panels dedicated on Summer Solstice

On Sunday June 21, the Summer Solstice, we dedicated our 72 solar panels, installed this spring on our south-facing roof – dedicating them to God’s glory, not just to lower electrical bills. The Bible begins with the story of God’s creating the heavens and the earth “in the beginning.” It’s not a scientific report, but rather a truth-telling story of …

Dedication of Solar Panels

Grilling for the church picnic

“Who knew?!”– 2 Cor. 5:6-10, 14-17, Mark 4:26-34– June 14, 2015

Have you noticed that when the power goes out, even if you didn’t have anything “on,” like the television or radio or music, say–even if you were just quietly reading–when the power goes out, it gets really quiet. There’s no hum of electricity, no quiet whirring of motors. It’s QUIET. You realize what a level of background noise we have …

“Hide and Seek”– Gen. 3: 8-15, Mark 3:20-35– June 7, 2015

We just heard what I think are two of the most beautiful and poignant verses in the whole Bible–from the passage in Genesis 3: “They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the …

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