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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…

Lovers and Fools: But Who?

“Lovers and Fools: But Who?” Matthew 16:13-16 Sacred Reading: Excerpt from “A Great Wagon” by Rumi Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN March 11, 2018 My 3 year old has now entered into the development stage of asking the question, “Why?” Children love to ask the question, “Why?” Why is the sky blue? Why are there…

Lovers and Fools: Still on the Chase

“Lovers and Fools: Still on the Chase” Genesis 17: 1- 17 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN March 4, 2018 Our Lenten theme is “Lovers and Fools”. As I have shared, Ash Wednesday (the beginning of the Lenten season) this year fell on Valentine’s Day. Easter (the conclusion of the Lenten season) will fall on April…

Lovers and Fools: Unlikely Bed-Buddies

“Lovers and Fools: Unlikely Bed Buddies” Hosea 2:16-18 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN February 18, 2018 Welcome to the first Sunday of Lent. Lent officially began last Wednesday. In addition to the lovely Taize service that we had that night, I participated for the first time in what is called “Ashes on the Go” with…

Turning Points

“Turning Points” Mark 9: 2- 9 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN February 11, 2018 In the past year, it seems like there has been a lot of “breaking news”. Breaking news with wildfires; breaking news with mudslides; breaking news with earthquakes; breaking news with mass shootings. But for once, I would love to turn on…