Discipleship

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Baptized in Christ

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Baptized in Christ Trinitarian Congregational Church                                                         First Sunday in Lent Anthony S. Kill                                                                                         February 18, 2018 Texts: I Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15   Today is the first Sunday of Lent — a penitential season of 40 days leading up to Easter. A penitential season means it’s a season to examine our lives, and face our […]

Coming Down the Mountain

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Coming Down the Mountain Trinitarian Congregational Church                                                Transfiguration Sunday Anthony S. Kill                                                                                       February 11, 2018 Texts: II Kings 2:1-12, Mark 9:2-9   What strikes us most about the first reading from the book of Kings is the determined, unwavering commitment of the prophet Elisha to his master, Elijah: The disciple is utterly inseparable from his […]

Care of God’s Good Earth

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Care of God’s Good Earth Trinitarian Congregational Church                                                                    Scout Sunday Anthony S. Kill                                                                                           February 4, 2018 Texts: Genesis 1:11-30; Psalm 104:24-30   James Custer chose the theme for this year’s Boy Scout service, and the theme he chose was the appreciation of creation, and the care of God’s good earth. This theme is not only […]

The Rest Of The Story

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The Rest of the Story Trinitarian Congregational Church                                        Fourth Sunday after Epiphany Anthony S. Kill                                                                                           January 21, 2018 Texts: Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Mark 1:14-20   I know it’s a busy day here for the members of the congregation, with the annual meeting after worship so I’m going to keep my sermon short.   Every year […]

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 […]

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 […]