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Sermons by Jill A. Kirchner-Rose

All I Really Want for Christmas: Hope

“All I Really Want for Christmas: Hope” Isaiah 9: 2, 5-7 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN December 2, 2018 Today is the first Sunday of Advent. Today, also, is the first day of Hanukkah. I think it is significant that this year of all years these two religious observances land on the same day. They both speak of how hope delivers light.…

The Politics of Jesus

The Politics of Jesus Rev. 19:16; Mt 2: 13-15 November 25, 2018 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN We just returned from the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida. The Magic Kingdom is truly a magical place especially when seen through the eyes of a 4 year old experiencing the world of Disney for the very first time – seeing the smile on her…

Remember Who You Are

Remember Who You Are Psalm 78: 12 – 16 Rev. Dr. Jill A. Kirchner-Rose November 4, 2018   On this All Saints Day, I reflect on the musical “The Lion King.”   It is my all-time favorite musical. I love the ingenuity of the costumes and the inspiration of the music. But most of all, I am deeply touched by story line. For…

Gifts of the Spirit

“Gifts of the Spirit” 1 Corinthians 12: 4 – 11 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN October 28, 2018 Imagine searching for just the right gift for someone you love. You comb the malls and the catalogs that arrive in the mail, to no avail. You go online and browse many websites, but nothing seems right. You think about something homemade, and you…

Do Animals Go to Heaven?

“Do Animals Go to Heaven?” Isaiah 11: 6 -9 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN October 21, 2018 I was 24 years old — a seminary student intern and a youth director at an United Church of Christ in New Haven, Connecticut. One Sunday evening, a 14 year old girl named Sara came to youth group…