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Sermons by Jill A. Kirchner-Rose

The Why’s and Wonders of Worship: We Interrupt This Service…

“The Why’s and Wonders of Worship: We Interrupt This Service…” Matthew 18:20 and John 1:14 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN August 12, 2018 As many of you know, I grew up in this church. I loved being a part of this congregation. I, especially, loved worship services. No, I didn’t always understand the sermon or the scripture passage. The hymns sometimes sounded…

The Gospel According to The Color Purple

“The Gospel According to The Color Purple” Luke 8: 40-48 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN July 29, 2018 Today we conclude our 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 engage the Divine in…

At the Movies: Wonder Woman

“At the Movies: Wonder Woman” 1 John 4:7 & 1 John 4:18 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN July 1, 2018 A couple of months ago, I met with our Worship Area Leaders, Erin Beardemphl and Cindy Rinne to plan our sermon series “At the Movies.” As we planned for today, I asked, “What movie has…

At The Movies: Battle of the Sexes

Scripture: Acts 8: 26-40 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN June 24, 2018 June is Pride Month. Today is designated “Open and Affirming Sunday” in the United Church of Christ. I thought that the movie “Battle of the Sexes” would be most fitting for today. I could personally relate to this movie on every level —…

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…