Sermons

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The Holy in Disguise??

July 12, 2015- Rev. Jan Hryniewicz Text: Psalm 29 & 1 John 4: 16 – 21   Two little boys, ages 8 and 10, are excessively mischievous. They are always getting into trouble and their parents know if any mischief occurs in their town, the two boys are probably involved. The boys’ mother heard that…

To These Things Be True

July 5, 2015 – Rev. Jan Hryniewicz Text: Galatians 5: 1, 13 – 15 & 22 & 23 I want you to know that I spent 2 hours, and I am not exaggerating….. searching for a new, funny, appropriate 4th of July joke to tell you, since I know that’s what you all remember! There…

Whose Will is it anyway!?

June 14, 2015 – Rev. Jan Hryniewicz Text: Isaiah 58: 9 – 14 & Romans 12: 1 – 8 It was one of those attention-grabbing headlines that make us stop and read the article. The headline read: “Plane With A Mind Of Its Own Crashes.” The story that followed was not only very funny, but…

Nudges from the Nest

May 10, 2015 – Rev. Jan Hryniewicz Text: Proverbs 1: 1 – 9 and 2 John 1: 4 – 6: A young child noticed a streak of gray in her Mommy’s hair and said: “ Mommy, your hair is getting gray already!” Mommy replied, “Every time I worry about you…or when you do something that…

Beyond Our Comfort Zones

June 7, 2015 – Rev. Jan Hryniewicz Text: Psalm 30: 1 – 5 & Matthew 19: 16 – 22 Seeking a nifty alliteration for June …. for the monthly update….. rejecting jumpy, jazzy and jerky, I settled on JOLLY.   Jolly June has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it ?… and it started me thinking…

Nudges from the Nest

May 10, 2015 – Rev. Jan Hryniewicz   Text: Proverbs 1: 1 – 9 and 2 John 1: 4 – 6: A young child noticed a streak of gray in her Mommy’s hair and said: “ Mommy, your hair is getting gray already!” Mommy replied, “Every time I worry about you…or when you do something…

Raising Raucous Voices

May 3, 2015- Rev. Jan Hryniewicz   Text: Psalm 85: 8 – 13 & Isaiah 65: 17- 25 If you have been watching the news, and I’m sure you have…. you will have heard that Snuggle Therapy has come to Maine! Have you heard that? Those who are in the need of a platonic touch…

Pilgrims of Peace

Ken Murray April 26, 2015   FATHER JIM GOWER   Some years ago now, on one of our many trips to Bar Harbor, Anne and I learned that a semi-retired priest that we knew was filling in at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Ellsworth. His name was Father Jim Gower, and we had met…

Breaking Free

April 5, 2015  _- Easter Sunday – 10:00 service  Text:  Jeremiah 31: 1 – 6  & Mark 16: 1 – 8 – Rev. Jan Hryniewicz  Don’t you just love Cris Hudson’s great picture of our very own Easter elves, dyeing eggs at Bonnie’s house last week!?   Do you know that just over one billion real…

Things we Thought We Knew

Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015  Peter: LAMAR, Judas: KEN, Mary Magdalene:  ADA, Pharisee:  BOB, Roman: JOHN  Jan:  Throughout the course of human history, voices of peace have risen above the cacophony of violence …. echoing the Spirit of Divine love  and it’s longing for harmony in the human community. Their insight often as close as…