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“Liberating Love”

John 13: 34 – 35 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – Jesus says, “I give you a new commandment: Love one another as I have loved you.” The Hebrew scriptures, however, gave us the commandment “to love one another” one thousand years before Jesus commanded us to do so. So, what is new about Jesus’ commandment “to love one another?” How…

“That’s the Spirit!”

Ezekiel 37: 1 – 14 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – What an extraordinary celebration we shared in last Sunday! What a joy to behold your presence in our sacred space, especially after being apart 440 days! A huge thank you to all who helped to create an unforgettable reunion. Tears of gratitude flowed throughout the service as glorious music blessed…

“Holy Curiosity”

Luke 6: 27 – 42 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – Last Sunday, Pastor Jill spoke about the importance of listening to one another with undivided attention, without judgment, and with a tender heart. This is much easier to do when we are listening to someone with whom we agree, enjoy and appreciate. How do we listen to our opponent, however?…

“Exquisite Tenderness”

Luke 24: 17 – 24 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN As some of you may be aware, I am in a Spiritual Direction program. Yes, I am in the process of becoming a Spiritual Director. Many of you may be wondering, “What is a Spiritual Director?” A Spiritual Director is like a Spiritual Companion who listens deeply to the life of…

Where to Abide?

John 15: 1-8 – Rev. Erin Beardemphl Over the course of lockdown, I have, like many others, taken up new interests.  Not baking, though the sourdough trend looked delicious.  I was already into art, so that wasn’t new.  I wasn’t bent on getting organized, mores the pity.  But I did turn to my garden.  I started out with enthusiasm, not realizing that…

“Kiss the Ground”

Genesis 2: 7 – 15 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN Aliens may be all the rage with their mystique, but the planet we call home, Planet Earth, is really quite remarkable. Earth provides air to breathe, water to drink, and food to eat. And did you know that Earth is the only planet in our solar system with plate tectonics? Without them…

“No Gloom in the Tomb”

1 Corinthians 15: 54 -55 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN A young monk arrives at the monastery. He is assigned to helping the other monks in copying the old laws of the church by hand. He notices, however, that all of the monks are copying from copies, not from the original manuscript. So, the new monk goes to the head monk…

“Tomb or Womb?”

John 20: 1 – 18 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN An 80 year-old woman married her 4th husband. A reporter asked about the occupation of her new husband. She replied that he owned a funeral home. Curious about the other husbands, the reporter also asked about their occupations. The woman stated, “Well, my first husband was a banker. The second one…