Sermons from 2017

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Christmas Eve 2017

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Christmas Eve 2017 We’re so glad you are here with us tonight college students and young adults, come home for the holidays, Trinitarian members, and relatives and friends who traveled here to spend Christmas with loved ones neighbors and strangers and visitors who’ve come for this Christmas service. We come to retell again in scripture, […]

Under Our Skin

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Under Our Skin Trinitarian Congregational Church                                                Fourth Sunday of Advent Anthony S. Kill                                                                                       December 24, 2017 Texts: Luke 1:26-38, 46-55   The biblical figure presented for our attention on this last Sunday of Advent is Mary. I invite you to reflect with me for a few minutes on how the mystery of Christmas is revealed in her […]

A Voice Cries Out

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A Voice Cries Out Trinitarian Congregational Church                                                Second Sunday of Advent Anthony S. Kill                                                                                       December 10, 2017 Texts: Isaiah 40:1-11; Mark 1:1-8   For many years, I heard the scripture readings of Advent as words that scolded and challenged and chided us, warning us to “Repent! Change your ways!”       “You’re so frantic and preoccupied […]

Tear Open the Heavens and Come Down

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Tear Open the Heavens and Come Down Trinitarian Congregational Church                                                  First Sunday of Advent Anthony S. Kill                                                                                         December 3, 2017 Texts: Isaiah 64:1-9; Mark 13:24-37   Advent is a season of mixed emotions, almost a season of ambivalence. On the one hand, the readings of the next few weeks will call us to hope, to eager, […]

The Upside-Down Kingdom

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The Upside-Down Kingdom Trinitarian Congregational Church                                    Last Sunday after Pentecost Anthony S. Kill                                                                                November 26, 2017 Texts: Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46 Reign of Christ Sunday   This is the last Sunday after Pentecost, the last Sunday of the church year. Next week is the first Sunday of Advent, the beginning of the new liturgical year for […]

Take Care that You Do Not Forget

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Take Care that You Do Not Forget Trinitarian Congregational Church                                                   Thanksgiving Sunday Anthony S. Kill                                                                                    November 19, 2017 Texts: Deuteronomy 8:11-18; Luke 17:11-19   Some years ago, I came across a story about Thanksgiving that I really like. It’s a Jewish folktale titled Meshka the Kvetch. Meshka was a ‘kvetch’ – she was a complainer. […]

The Afterglow

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The Afterglow Trinitarian Congregational Church                                           23rd Sunday after Pentecost Anthony S. Kill                                                                                      November 12, 2017 Texts: Exodus 33:1-23   I am fascinated by some of the conversations that go on between Moses and God in the book of Exodus.  They are amazing. In Exodus, God is portrayed as the mighty, magnificent, awesome, all-powerful Divinity, the savior and […]

What We Shall Be

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What We Shall Be Trinitarian Congregational Church                                                          All Saints Sunday Anthony S. Kill                                                                                        November 5, 2017 Texts: I John 3:1-3, Matthew 5:1-12   “Blessed are the poor in Spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.” “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the […]

Semper Reformanda

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Semper Reformanda Trinitarian Congregational Church                                                      Reformation Sunday Anthony S. Kill                                                                                          October 29, 2017 Texts: Micah 3:5:12; Matthew 23:1-12   This is the Sunday we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. It was on October 31, 1517, that an Augustinian monk named Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg cathedral, taking issue […]

NEIGHBOR

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Neighbor Trinitarian Congregational Church                                                     Stewardship Sunday Anthony S. Kill                                                                                        October 22, 2017 Texts: Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18; Luke 10:25-37   In today’s readings, we hear again the two great commandments about love of God and love of neighbor. Commentators are quick to point out that this formulation of the two great commandments was not new with Jesus. Both […]