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Under Construction: Trust

Under Construction: Trust Luke 24: 13 – 35 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN May 13, 2018 A few weeks ago, Karen and I went to Las Vegas to celebrate her birthday. While in Vegas, we embarked on a culinary adventure unlike any we’ve ever had. We ate at BLACKOUT. Just as the name implies, we…

Under Construction: Legacy

Matthew 5:14-16 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 14 “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. 15 No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others,…

Under Construction: Patience

“Under Construction: Patience” Nehemiah 2: 17-18 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN April 29, 2018   This past Monday evening, Brett Waterman from the DIY Network’s “Restored” television program presented “Redlands Restored” through the Redlands Area Historical Society. How many of you have seen the television program “Restored”? The second season of “Restored” had 13 episodes…

Where Does the Temple Begin, Where Does It End?

“Where Does the Temple Begin, Where Does it End” John 2:13-25 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN April 22, 2018 In our scripture passage this morning, Jesus is filled with fierce and righteous anger. Why? Because the Temple, “the House of God” has been desecrated by a crass form of profiteering. He is absolutely furious. His…

Bless the Beasts and the Children

Notes for Sermon by Diane Adams Opening: Bless the beasts and the children For in this world they have no voice They have no choice For the world can never be The world they see Light their way When the darkness surrounds them Give them love Let it shine all around them (The Carpenters) I’m a…

Ground Breaking and Earth Shattering

Ground Breaking and Earth Shattering Ezra 3: 10 -11 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN April 8, 2018 In our culture, we celebrate Easter for one day. We give Easter baskets and hide Easter eggs and have the big worship service with brass as we dress in our Easter best and then Easter brunch or dinner…

Fools for Christ

“Fools for Christ” John 20: 1 -18 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN April 1, 2018 Today the secular and the sacred meet. It is Easter, but it is also April Fools’ Day. Easter has not landed on April Fools Day in 62 years. And so with this fun coincidence of holidays merging, parents are planning…

Early in the Morning – Sunrise Service

“Early in the Morning” John 20: 1 -18 Rev. Dr. Jill A. Kirchner-Rose April 1, 2018 Are you a lark, an owl, or a hummingbird? Larks are early risers, up at dawn; larks are the kind of people who love Easter sunrise services. Owls are late night birds. They have a difficult time making it…