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“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…

“Beguiled by Beauty: From Beauty to Compassion and Justice”

Isaiah 52: 1 – 7; Mark 11: 1 – 11 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN I once had a professor read today’s scripture passage to the class aloud and invite us to imagine ourselves in this story.  “With whom do you identify?” she asked.  Some people imagined themselves as Jesus riding into town on a donkey; others imagined themselves as Jesus’…

Beauty, Wicca and Christianity

We welcome guest speaker, Patricia Little, to our virtual pulpit this Sunday. Patty is a fairly new member of our congregation and a professor of sociology at CSUSB. Patty will share her spiritual journey which includes both Christian and Wiccan faith traditions and how these two traditions bring meaning to the Spring Equinox. When Jill started her sermon series on this topic,…