Sermon for Nov. 11, 2018: All to Jesus?

Rev. Dr. Mark Allen Doty, Senior Pastor Hammond Street Congregational Church, UCCBangor, MaineNovember 11, 2018 “All To Jesus?”Mark 12:38-44 It's hard to know what to think about the jokes I told during our stewardship campaign.  While some of you enjoyed them, others have made cruel and cutting remarks.  Perhaps because these jokes were new to … Continue reading Sermon for Nov. 11, 2018: All to Jesus?

Sermon for Nov. 4, 2018: This is Our Story

Rev. Dr. Mark Allen Doty, Senior PastorHammond Street Congregational Church, UCCBangor, MaineNovember 4, 2018 This Is Our Story!Ruth 1:1-18                 A man was walking down the beach, enjoying an afternoon vacation stroll, when he heard someone screaming.  Looking around he saw an obviously distraught woman kneeling over a little girl.  The man quickly determined the … Continue reading Sermon for Nov. 4, 2018: This is Our Story

Sermon for Oct. 28, 2018: Take Heart

Rev. Dr. Mark Allen Doty, Senior PastorHammond Street Congregational Church, UCCBangor, MaineOctober 28, 2018 Take HeartMark 10:46-52  Our lesson for the morning from Mark 10 is about a man who struggled all his life.   Bartimaeus was a beggar and blind--a "no count" in first century Middle Eastern society.   Some years ago, I remember speaking with … Continue reading Sermon for Oct. 28, 2018: Take Heart

Sermon for Oct. 14, 2018: What Must I Do?

Rev. Dr. Mark Allen Doty, Senior PastorHammond Street Congregational Church, UCCBangor, MaineOctober 14, 2018 What Must I Do?Mark 10:17-31 Every now and then, someone asks me:  “How do know what to preach about?”  While I am always tempted to answer, “God tells me,” the more truthful answer is, “The Lectionary tells me.”  If you don't … Continue reading Sermon for Oct. 14, 2018: What Must I Do?

Sermon for Sept. 30, 2018: Courage for Community

Download this sermon as a PDF here: Download Rev. Dr. Mark Allen Doty, Senior Pastor Hammond Street Congregational Church, UCC Bangor, MaineSeptember 30, 2018 Courage for Community Esther 7:1-6, 9-10 Several years ago I shared this illustration with you: It takes you by surprise. You get a phone call. Or maybe someone calls round to … Continue reading Sermon for Sept. 30, 2018: Courage for Community

Sermon for September 23, 2018: Who is the Greatest?

Download this sermons as a PDF here:Download Rev. Dr. Mark Allen Doty, Senior Pastor Hammond Street Congregational Church, UCC Bangor, MaineSeptember 23, 2018 Who Is The Greatest? MARK 9:30-37 One day some winters ago, I found myself standing in a line at a large store in the area returning merchandise. I immediately noticed two things … Continue reading Sermon for September 23, 2018: Who is the Greatest?

Sermon for Sept. 16, 2018: Who Are You, Jesus?

Download this sermon as a PDF here:Download Rev. Dr. Mark Allen Doty, Senior Pastor Hammond Street Congregational Church, UCC Bangor, MaineSeptember 16, 2018 Who Are You, Jesus? Mark 8:27-38 One of the great privileges of my visit to York, England, three years ago was worshiping at the Yorkminster, the cathedral seat of the Archbishop of … Continue reading Sermon for Sept. 16, 2018: Who Are You, Jesus?