Sermon for February 10

First Parish Congregational Church United Church of Christ, Yarmouth Maine Sermon by Rev. Kate Dalton February 10, 2019 Scripture: Luke 11:5-13; Isaiah 62:6-9        In his book entitled Prayer, Philip Yancey writes this: …I interviewed ordinary people about prayer.  Typically the results went like this: Is prayer important to you?  Oh yes. How often do...

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Sermon for February 3, 2019

First Parish Congregational Church United Church of Christ, Yarmouth Maine Sermon by Rev. Kate Dalton February 3, 2019 Scripture: Luke 5:33-39; Galatians 4:8-9        This week I started reading a book written by Charles Eisenstein entitled Climate: A New Story.  As the title suggests, it’s a book about climate change, but it’s different.  Eisenstein takes...

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Sermon for January 13, 2019

First Parish Congregational Church United Church of Christ, Yarmouth Maine Sermon by Rev. Kate Dalton January 13, 2019 Scripture: John 3:22-36; Hebrews 1:1-4 In the Traditional lectionary cycles (the cycles that tell us what scripture to read on a given week) this is the week when we remember the baptism of Jesus. The schedule we are using this year doesn’t actually include the story of the...

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Sermon for January 13, 2019

First Parish Congregational Church United Church of Christ, Yarmouth Maine First Parish Congregational Church United Church of Christ, Yarmouth Maine Sermon by Rev. Kate Dalton January 13, 2019 Scripture: John 3:22-36; Hebrews 1:1-4 In the Traditional lectionary cycles (the cycles that tell us what scripture to read on a given week) this is the week when we remember the baptism of Jesus. The...

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Sermon for December 16

First Parish Congregational Church United Church of Christ, Yarmouth Maine Sermon by Rev. Kate Dalton December 16, 2018 Scripture: Luke 1:26-42, Matthew 1:18-23 I have a problem with this birth narrative – it puts forward an explanation of God that I don’t subscribe to. If you listen carefully – you’ll notice that the passage makes a point of explaining that Zechariah and Elizabeth are righteous...

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