St. Paul's Congregational Church
United Church of Christ

"No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here."
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Read Rev. Cynthia F. Reynolds' Sermons


May 26, 2019
Easter 6C
Acts 16: 9 – 15; 

“Disciples Together”



May 12, 2019
Easter 4C
John 21:1-19; Acts 9:1-20; 

“Follow Me”



May 5, 2019
Easter 3C
John 21:1-19
“The Way Forward”

April 28, 2019
Easter 2C
John 20:19 – 31; Resurrection Witnesses

April 21, 2019
John 20:1-18
Easter Sunday

April 14, 2019
Luke 22:14- 23:56
Palm Sunday

April 7, 2019
Lent 5C
Isaiah 43:16-21; John 12:1-8
Something New

March 31, 2019
2 Cor. 5:16-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11-32
Lent 4C

March 24, 2019
Isaiah 55:1-9; Luke 13:1-9
Lent 3C

March 17, 2019
Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; 

Phil 3:17-4:1; Luke 13:31-35

Lent 2C


March 10, 2019
Lent 1C
Deut. 26:1-11; Luke 4:1-13
Wilderness Companions

March 3, 2019
Transfiguration
Exodus 34:29-35, Luke 9:28-43
Revealing the Holy

February 24, 2019

Epiphany 7C
Change of Heart

February 17, 2019
Jeremiah 17:5-10; Luke 6:17-26
Epiphany 6C

February 10, 2019
Isaiah 6:1-8; Luke 5:1-11

February 3, 2019
Epiphany 3C

January 27, 2019
For the Good of All
Epiphany 2C

January 6, 2019
Matthew 2:1-12

Epiphany Year C

December 23, 2018
Micah 5:2-5a; Luke 1:39-45
Advent 4C

December 16, 2018
Isaiah 12:2-6; Luke 3:7-18

Advent 3C

December 10, 2018

Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 3:1-6
Advent 2C

December 2, 2018
Jeremiah 33:14-16; Luke 21:25-36
Advent 1C

November 25, 2018
Reign of Christ, John 18:33-37
A Wise Reign

November 18, 2018

Thanksgiving B; Joel 2:21-27; Matthew 6:25-33

Do Not Fear


November 11, 2018
Sermon by Rev. David K. Popham
Jeremiah 29:1, 4-10; Psalm 137; John 3:10-17
Exile and Homecoming

November 4, 2018
Proper 26B, Rev. 21: 1-6a, John 11: 32 - 44
All Saint's

October 28, 2018
Mark 10: 46-52 – 25B
Take Heart

October 21, 2018
Mark 10:35-45 – Proper 24B
Great Service

October 14, 2018
Mark 10:17-31 Proper 23B
What Must I Do?

September 30, 2018
Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22; Mark 9:30 – 37
For Such a Time as This

September 16, 2018
James 3: 1-12; Mark 8: 27 - 38
Welcome Home!

September 9, 2018
Mark 7:24-37; Isaiah 35:4-7a
Be Opened

September 2, 2018
James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-23
Generous Acts

August 26, 2018
Psalm 84
Proper 16B

August 19, 2018
1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14; John 6: 51-58
Pentecost 15B

August 12, 2018
1 Kings 19:4-8; John 6:35, 41-48
The Bread of Life


August 5, 2018
Exodus 16:2-15; John 6:24-35
The Bread of Life - 13B

July 29, 2018
Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6:1-21, Proper12B

God’s Abundant Presence

June 24, 2018
Mark 4: 35 - 41
Back of the Boat

June 17, 2018
Mark 4:26-34

June 10, 2018
Psalm 30; Mark 5:21-43
"Interruptions?"

June 3, 2018
2 Cor. 4:5-12; Mark 2:23-3:6

May 27, 2018
Trinity Sunday
Isaiah 6:1-8; John 3:1-17
"Mysterious Encounter"

May 20, 2018
Ezekiel 37:1-14; Acts 2:1-21
Pentecost Sunday

May 13, 2018
Ascension Sunday
"You are Witnesses"

May 6, 2018
John 15: 9:17
"You are My Friends”

April 29, 2018
John 15:1-8; 1 John 4:7-21
"Bearing Fruit”

April 22, 2018
Abide in Me

April 15, 2018
Christ Among Us

April 8, 2018
Peace Be With You

April 1, 2018 (Easter)
Easter Sunday

March 25, 2018 (Palm Sunday)
Do it Anyway

March 18, 2018
The Days are Coming

March 11, 2018
No Matter What

March 4, 2018
Calling Forth Our Best

February 25, 2018
Lent 2

February 18, 2018
Lent 1

February 11, 2018
Transfiguration Sunday - B

Isaiah 40:21-31; Mark 1:29-39 - 

Source of Strength, February 4, 2018



January 28, 2018 

Mark 1:1-21 

Epiphany 4B



Dealing With Demons

 

Rev. Edward A. Clydesdale

Jonah 3: 1-5, 10; Mark 1:14-20 – Epiphany3B
January 21, 2018

Mark 1:4-11, January 14, 2018
Defining Moment

Matthew 2: 1-12; January 7, 2018 – Epiphany B
Overwhelming Joy

December 31, 2017 – Christmas 1B/New Year’s Day

December 24, 2017; Christmas Eve
Luke 2: 1-20

December 24, 2017, Advent 4B
Luke 1: 26-38   Expect Love

December 17, 2017; Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; Luke 1:47-55

December 10, 2017; Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8

December 3, 2017; Isaiah 64:1-9 – Advent 1B

Matthew 25:31-46
November 26, 2017, Reign of Christ Sunday

Deut. 8: 7 – 18; Matthew 25:14-30
November 19, 2017 Proper 28A. Thanksgiving Sunday

Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25; Matthew 25:1-13
November 12, 2017 Proper 27A

All Saint’s Sunday; Matthew 5: 1-12
November 5, 2017: Remember

October 29, 2017
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10, Matthew 22:34-46
“The Compassionate Life”

October 22, 2017
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
“You’re the Message”

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October 15, 2017 – 22A

Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20; Matthew 18: 1-5a


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October 8, 2017

Exodus 32:1-14; Phil 4:1-9 – Proper 23A


St. Paul’s Congregational Church

October 1, 2017

Exodus 20:1-20 – 22A


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September 24, 2017

Matthew 20:1-16; Jonah 3:10 – 4:11, 20A

September 17, 2017

Matthew 18:15-20, Romans 13:8-14 Proper 18A

September 10, 2017

Matthew 20:1-16; Exodus 16:2-15, 20A

September 3, 2017; Matthew 16: 21-28; Romans 12:9-21
Proper 17A, “You are Somebody!” 


August 27, 2017

Matthew 15:21-28 - 15A 

Expand the Circle


St. Paul's Congregational Church, August 20, 2017

Christmas in August


St. Paul’s Congregational Church, August 13, 2017
Matthew 14:22-33 – 14A

St. Paul’s Congregational Church, August 6, 2017
Proper 13A; Matthew 14:13-21; Isaiah 55:1-5;
“More than Enough”

St. Paul’s Congregational Church: July 30, 2017, Proper 12A
Matthew 13:31-33. 44-52; "Hidden Treasures"




St. Paul’s Congregational Church: July 23, 2017, Proper 11A


Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43, Genesis 28:10-19a


St. Paul's Congregational Church, June 18, 2017
Matthew 9:35-10:8 “Sing to God!”

St. Paul’s Congregational Church, June 11, 2017
Genesis 1:1-2:4a; Matthew 28:16-20

St. Paul’s Congregational Church: July 30, 2017, Proper 12A
Matthew 13:31-33. 44-52, “Hidden Treasure”

St. Paul’s Congregational Church, June 4, 2017

Pentecost Sunday

Acts 2:1-21; John 20:19-23

St. Paul’s Congregational Church, May 28, 2017
May 28, 2017; Acts 1:6-14; Easter 7A

St. Paul’s Congregational Church, May 21, 2017
Witness of Love, Easter 6A
John 14:15-21, Acts 17: 22-31

St. Paul’s Congregational Church, May 14, 2017
1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14

St. Paul’s Congregational Church, May 7, 2017
Acts 2:42-47, John 10:1-10

St. Paul’s Congregational Church, April 30, 2017

Luke 24:13-35 (Easter 3A) On the Road

St. Paul’s Congregational Church, April 16, 2017

Easter Sunday – “Live in the Joy”

Matthew 28:1-10, 16-20

St. Paul’s Congregational Church, April 9, 2017

Sermon April 9

St. Paul’s Congregational Church, April 2, 2017
John 11:1-45 – Lent 5A

St. Paul’s Congregational Church, March 26, 2017
"Live in the Light" Lent 4A, 1 Samuel 16:1-13; John 9:1-41

St. Paul's Congregational Church, March 19, 2017
"Live in the Blessing" Gen 12:1-4, John 3:1-7; Lent 2A

St. Paul's Congregational Church, March 12, 2017

"Living Water" John 4:5-42; Lent 2A (Lectionary for 3A)




St. Paul’s Congregational Church, February 26, 2017
"Holy Ground" Matthew 17:1-9; Exodus 24: 12-18 – Transfiguration A

St. Paul’s Congregational Church, March 5, 2017
Lent 1 – Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7; Matthew 4:1-11


We welcome Rev. Cindy Reynolds as our interim pastor!

Rev. Cynthia (Cindy) Reynolds grew up in Farmington, Connecticut.  On graduation from Central Connecticut State University, she worked at predecessor banks of Bank of America for 25 years in Investment Operations until she finally decided what she wanted to do when she grew up:  become an ordained minister.  In 1993 she graduated from Andover Newton Theological School, serving the Middlebury Congregational Church in Connecticut and in 2003 moved to New Jersey, serving the Glen Ridge Congregational Church until June, 2016.  Cindy lives in Bloomfield and is currently leading worship at Crane’s Mills on a rotating basis, facilitating a monthly women’s group for Integrity, Inc. and is delighted to have begun her interim pastoral position at St. Paul’s Congregational Church, UCC in December.  She currently serves as the Chair of the Church and Ministry Commission for the New Jersey Association, UCC.  She loves working in her gardens and yard, knitting, playing bridge, enjoying season tickets to the Papermill Playhouse, and watching NCIS marathons.  

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