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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…

The God We Get

“The God We Get” Matthew 25: 14-30 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN January 28, 2018 Today’s parable is often referred to as “the terrible tale of the talents”. It paints a picture that seems incongruous with Jesus’ stand on “the least of these”. It implies injustice and inequality that most of us find difficult to…