“Fish Stories”: Mark 1:14-20

Rev. Dr. Jan Gregory-CharpentierKingston Congregational ChurchJanuary 24, 2021Jonah 3:1-5, 10Mark 1:14-20 Fish Stories I have a dear friend named Susan who told me that when she was a youngChristian, she was terrified that if she was too open to…

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“Origin Stories”: John 1:43-51

Rev. Dr. Jan Gregory-CharpentierKingston Congregational ChurchJanuary 17, 20211 Samuel 3:1-10John 1:43-51 Listening to Our Still Speaking God In the United Church of Christ, we are quite fond of saying, “God is stillspeaking,” and I believe that, I really do.…

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“The Baptism of Christ”: Mark 1:4-11

Scripture: Psalm 29; Genesis 1:1-5; Mark 1:4-11. Water stories. The waters of creation and birth, the waters of flood and storm, the water of baptism. Water is the source of life and identity. We remember the beginning of Jesus’…

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“Epiphany Observed”: Matthew 2:1-12

Rev. Dr. Jan Gregory-CharpentierKingston Congregational ChurchJanuary 3, 2021Isaiah 60:1-6Matthew 2:1-12 A Light for All People This story of the wise men, the magi, is so familiar to us–being the stuff ofpageants and Christmas cards–that its deeper, truer meanings often…

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“Christmas Eve”

The lighting of the Christ Candle by the Faucher family and special music by Sharon Davis and Margaret Bradley. Please enjoy.

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“Third Sunday of Advent”: Luke 1:46-55

Rev. Dr. Jan Gregory-CharpentierKingston Congregational ChurchDec. 13, 2020Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11Psalm 126Luke 1:46-55 Songs of Joy On the third Sunday of Advent, we light a candle named Joy. And ourAdvent scriptures are full of joy. Isaiah reminds us that God’s…

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“Second Sunday of Advent”: Mark 1:1-8

Rev. Dr. Jan Gregory-CharpentierKingston Congregational ChurchDec. 6, 2020Isaiah 40:1-11Mark 1:1-8 Peace Signs Like many other parents, when our children were very young, we used toable to trick them into a few moments of peace and calm by asking them…

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