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Superheroes of the Nativity

SUPERHEROES OF THE NATIVITY Note: It was decided unanimously by the cast that Wonder Woman doesn’t need a man; therefore, Joseph will not be portrayed in this year’s play. ACT I, SCENE I (THE ANNUNCIATION)   Music: Is She With You? (Music fades as Narrator speaks) Wonder Woman enters. Flash runs all around and then…

Christmas Gifts That Won’t Break: Hope

Scripture:  Matthew 1: 1-17 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN December 3, 2017 We received big news from London this week. Prince Harry is marrying Meghan Markle! Markle is an American. Markle is a divorcee. Markle is an older woman –36. Harry is 33. Markle was raised Catholic. Until 2015, British rules barred members of the…

I Forgive Me

Scripture:  Philippians 3:13 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN November 26, 2017  Nancy, a fourth grader was instructed by her Sunday School teacher to draw a picture of something from the book of Genesis.  Nancy drew a picture of a white stretch limousine.  A middle-aged man drove the car and a scantlessly clad couple sat in…

Hallelujah, Anyway

Scripture:  Philippians  4: 4-9 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN November 12, 2017 The seminary professor was out of patience.  His student had turned in a sermon with a dull, uninspired title.  The professor knew that the young man was capable of better things, so he stayed after him to keep working.  “The title is crucial,”…

How the Animals Helped God

Scripture:  Genesis 1: 26 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN November 12, 2017  Late one night, a burglar broke into a house he thought was empty. He tiptoed through the living room but suddenly he froze in his tracks when he heard a loud voice say: “Jesus is watching you!” Silence returned to the house, so the burglar crept forward again. “Jesus is…

The Three Great Loves: Love of Neighbor

Scripture: Matthew 7:12 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN September 17, 2017 I once heard a story about a man who worked all his life, had saved all his money, had bought all kinds of gold, and was a real miser when it came to spending.  Just before he died, he said to his wife, “When…

Just Breathe

Scripture: Matthew 11: 28 – 30 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN September 3, 2017 It is Labor Day weekend.  The Labor Day holiday, however, emerged during one of the most dismal chapters in America’s history.  At the height of the Industrial Revolution, in the 1800s, the average American worked 12 hour days and 7 day…

Make A Joyful Noise

Scripture: Psalm 150 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN August 27, 2017 Last month, Karen, Daniella and I visited a most fascinating place in Phoenix, Arizona – the Musical Instrument Museum.  Home of 10,000 musical instruments from around the world.  Raw materials stretched, hollowed, carved, pinned, bent, formed, shaped, sewn, wittled, strung, nailed and reinforced.  The…

Casting out Demons

Scripture: Mark 5: 1 – 20 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN August 20, 2017 Last Sunday a group of us from this congregation stood on the corner of Orange and Colton, we held up these quickly made signs and chanted, “Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, white supremacy/racism/anti-semiticism’s got to go!”  I like to think that we…