Sermon for January 13, 2019: Affirmed By Another Way

Rev. Dr. Mark Allen Doty, Senior Pastor Hammond Street Congregational Church, UCC Bangor, Maine January 13, 2019 Affirmed By Love Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 People are always giving me or telling me about things to read: books, magazine articles, newsletters, stories, blogs, what have you. Several years ago, Tim Furrow stopped by the office with a … Continue reading Sermon for January 13, 2019: Affirmed By Another Way

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