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Table Manners

Scripture: Luke 14: 1, 7-14 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN October 4, 2015 (World Communion Sunday) As I look at this beautiful table covered with breads from around the world, I reflect upon meals I have had, bread broken, in different parts of the world.  In particular, I am reminded of an exquisite meal in…

When Prison Doors Open

Scripture: Acts 16: 25 – 34 By Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN September 27, 2015 I don’t know about you, but the closest I’ve ever been to being thrown in jail was when I was 17 years old.  I guess it would have been juvenile hall.  I was with some friends in Palm Springs during spring break.  We were walking up and…

The Word of the Lord

Scripture: Isaiah 40:8 By Jill A. Kirchner, MDIV, DMIN September 13, 2015 Tomorrow night, I will begin leading the Bible Study group in a discussion on the Gospel of John.  Leading Bible Study is probably one of my favorite parts of ministry though I have a love / hate relationship with the Bible, which many Christians refer to as the “word of…

Let’s Get Personal – “Daughter”

Scripture: Mark 5:24b-34 By Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN September 6, 2015 There have been two callings in my life:  to be a minister and to be a mother.  (And motherhood / parenthood is a calling.) A few years ago, I gave up on the call / the dream to be a mother.  For one reason or another — including borderline ovarian…

Let’s Get Personal – Celebrating Love

Scripture: John 2: 1 – 11 By Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN August 30, 2015 In almost every wedding ceremony, there is something that goes wrong. A young couple, very much in love, was getting married. Sue, the wife to be, was very nervous about the big occasion and so the pastor chose one verse that he felt would be a great…

“________________ Lives Matter”

Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-20 By Rev. John Walsh August 23, 2015 When Jill announced that she was preaching a series of sermons that would allow her to introduce herself to us and give us a window into her thinking, we were all excited to learn what was to be revealed. This week, the fourth Sunday since her arrival, the theme was to be…

Let’s Get Personal: The Call of Grace

Scripture: Matthew 13: 24 – 30 By Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN August 16, 2015 At age 15, I received the spontaneous call to go into the ministry while reading the book, Let Go and Let God on the porch of my house.  It was a hot August day – like today.  As I read the book, I became excited and thought,…

Let’s Get Personal: Mom, Dad, and Jesus

Scripture: John 14: 1 – 6 By Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN August 9, 2015 This morning we begin a new sermon series entitled, “Let’s Get Personal”. During the next month, I will be sharing personal stories from my life so that can get a sense of who I am and why I am the way I am. In being transparent about…

Crossing the Jordan

Scripture: Joshua 4: 1 – 9 By Rev. Dr. Jill A. Kirchner-Rose August 2, 2015 The year was 1975.  The number one hit song of 1975 was “Love Will Keep Us Together” by Captain and Tennille.  Unfortunately, love did not keep them together, but it’s a fitting title for us on this first Sunday as pastor and congregation.  Yes, love – love…