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How Can I Keep From Singing!

Note: The date on the title screen of the video incorrectly says April 10, 2016, but it is the April 17th service. Choral Sermon: “How Can I Keep from Singing?” arr. by Gwyneth Walker “Thou Hidden Love of God” by J Aaron McDermid “Keep Your Lamps!” arr. by Andre Thomas “I Will Be a Child…

Saving the Cosmos

Scripture: Isaiah 24:4-5; John 1:1-4 Rev. John Walsh April 10, 2016 On April 22, 1970, we celebrated the first Earth Day. Over a million people marched up Fifth Avenue to Central Park in NYC.  In San Francisco, hundreds of thousands gathered in Golden Gate Park.  Literally millions all over the world demanded that we take action…

Doubting or Courageous Thomas?

Scripture: John 20: 19 – 31 Rev. Dr. Jill A. Kirchner- Rose April 3, 2016 “What do you believe, Auntie Jill?”  It was an honest, benign question asked by my 26 yr old nephew, Chris.  He simply asked, “What do you believe, Auntie Jill?”  I looked at Chris for a moment and then I repeated…

Hallelujah Hope!

Scripture: Matthew 28: 1- 10 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN March 27, 2016 There was a woman who wrote out her own funeral service.  She chose the hymns; she chose the scripture passages.  At the end of her notes, she had an asterisk and wrote, “I do not want any male pallbearers.”  Her minister went…

Love Forgives

Scripture: Mark 11: 1- 11 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN March 20, 2015 We just finished a Lenten sermon series on “The Languages of Love”. Just as we have a primary language we speak – English, German, Spanish, French – so, too, we each have a primary love language we speak.  The goal is to…

The Love Language of Acts of Service

Scripture: John 13:3-17 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN March 13, 2016 Today, we come to our fifth and final love language.  Acts of service.  Cooking a meal, setting a table, washing dishes, cleaning the bathrooms, taking out the garbage, changing the baby’s diaper, painting a bedroom, washing a car, mowing the lawn, walking the dog, changing…

The Love Language of Giving Gifts

Scripture: Mark 14:3-9 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN March 6, 2016 A woman woke up one morning, turned to her husband and said, “Honey, I just had a dream that you bought me a new gold necklace.  What do you think it means?” He said, “I don’t know, but your birthday is coming soon.  Then…

The Love Language of Quality Time

Scripture: John 4: 7-18, 39 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN February 28, 2016 A woman who sits next to an attractive man on a bus.  She says, “You look just like my 4th husband.”  The man replied, “FOURTH husband.  How many times have you been married?”  The woman smiled, winked and replied, “Three.”  Now, that’s…

The Love Language of Physical Touch

Scripture: Luke 13:10-17 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN February 21, 2016 He sends you flowers, but what you really want is a one on one, soul to soul, heart to heart conversation.  She gives you a hug after a hard day’s work, but what you really need is a delicious home-cooked meal.  The problem isn’t…

The Love Language of Affirmation

Scripture: Song of Solomon 7: 1-13 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN February 14, 2016 What does a pastor do when the first Sunday of Lent falls on Valentine’s Day?  Upon initial consideration, the two days seem to be diametrically opposed with no opportunity for overlap.  With ashes lingering on our foreheads, Lent is a time…