"That Church"

Sermons by Jill A. Kirchner-Rose

At the movies: Goodbye Christopher Robin

“At the Movies: Goodbye, Christopher Robin” Mark 14: 36 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN June 17, 2018 Since it is Father’s Day, I would like to share with you one of my most memorable stories about my father. When I was 10 yrs old, my mother one day took a walk in the neighborhood.  Usually, she was gone for about 45 minutes,…

At the Movies: Pope Francis

“At the Movies: Pope Francis” John 10: 14-16 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN June 10, 2018 His name is Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He used to be a bouncer. He once had a girlfriend. He owned a Harley Davidson motorcycle. He has only one functioning lung. He released a progressive rock album in 2015 entitled “Wake…

At the Movies: Coco

“At The Movies: Coco” Leviticus 19: 33-34; Mark 12:31 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN June 3, 2018 We are in our second week of a new sermon series entitled “At The Movies.” Movie theaters are the modern cathedrals. When movies are authentic, creative, and created from the deep wellspring of humanity, movies enable us to…

Under Construction: Trust

Under Construction: Trust Luke 24: 13 – 35 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN May 13, 2018 A few weeks ago, Karen and I went to Las Vegas to celebrate her birthday. While in Vegas, we embarked on a culinary adventure unlike any we’ve ever had. We ate at BLACKOUT. Just as the name implies, we…

Under Construction: Patience

“Under Construction: Patience” Nehemiah 2: 17-18 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN April 29, 2018   This past Monday evening, Brett Waterman from the DIY Network’s “Restored” television program presented “Redlands Restored” through the Redlands Area Historical Society. How many of you have seen the television program “Restored”? The second season of “Restored” had 13 episodes…

Where Does the Temple Begin, Where Does It End?

“Where Does the Temple Begin, Where Does it End” John 2:13-25 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN April 22, 2018 In our scripture passage this morning, Jesus is filled with fierce and righteous anger. Why? Because the Temple, “the House of God” has been desecrated by a crass form of profiteering. He is absolutely furious. His…

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…