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Faith, Forgiveness, Tears and Laughter

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Faith, Forgiveness, Tears and Laughter Trinitarian Congregational Church Youth Sunday Anthony S. Kill June 10, 2018 Texts: James 1:2-6, Mark 4:26-34   Congratulations to our graduates and scholarship recipients,  Zoe Lathrop and Stephanie Dunbar. This is your day!  This is your week, this is your season. I’ve thought about what I want to say to […]

O Still Small Voice of Calm

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O Still Small Voice of Calm Trinitarian Congregational Church Second Sunday after Pentecost Anthony S. Kill June 3, 2018 Texts: Exodus 20:8-11, Mark 2:23-28   There’s a lot happening in this morning’s service, so I’ll try to keep this short. I just want to reflect for a bit on the theme of Sabbath. For our […]

God Is Still Speaking

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God Is Still Speaking Trinitarian Congregational Church Trinity Sunday Anthony S. Kill May 27, 2018 Texts: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, John 16:12-15 In today’s first reading, Wisdom is personified as “Lady Wisdom,” a companion of Almighty God, who was present with God, even working for God, in the very creation of the world. I know this […]

In Many Tongues

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In Many Tongues Trinitarian Congregational Church Pentecost – Confirmation Sunday Anthony S. Kill May 20, 2018 Texts: Jeremiah 1:4-10, Acts 2:1-21   Congratulations to our Confirmands today: Katie Robie and Evan Apperti. As you may know, as part of the Confirmation program, each of the students is asked to write their own Personal Statement of […]

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?

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Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? Trinitarian Congregational Church Seventh Sunday of Easter Anthony S. Kill                                                                                               May 13, 2018 Texts: Texts: I John 5:1-6, John 15:9-17   My own mother passed away one day before Mother’s Day ten years ago, in 2008, at the age of 84. So every year, I get […]

Eternal Life

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Eternal Life Trinitarian Congregational Church Sixth Sunday of Easter Anthony S. Kill                                                                                                 May 6, 2018 Texts: I John 4:7-12; Mark 10:7-17   Today, I want to spend a few minutes considering the topic of Eternal Life, as it’s used in the New Testament. The Gospel of John and letters of John are the places where […]

Fear No Evil

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Fear No Evil Trinitarian Congregational Church                                                 Fourth Sunday of Easter Anthony S. Kill                                                                                               April 22, 2018 Texts: I John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18   When I was first studying psychology and counseling in college and grad school way back in the 1960s and 70s, one of the books that was popular was Thomas Harris’s book, “I’m OK, You’re OK”.  […]

Fruitful Disciples

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Fruitful Disciples Trinitarian Congregational Church                                                    Fifth Sunday of Easter Anthony S. Kill                                                                                               April 29, 2018 Texts: I John 4:12-21, John 15:1-8   The first thing that strikes me about the image of the vine and the branches is that it is in fact a very different model than, say, a tree and its branches. If Jesus had said, […]

Both to Serve and Adore

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Both to Serve and Adore Trinitarian Congregational Church                                                        Fifth Sunday in Lent Anthony S. Kill                                                                                             March 18, 2018 Texts: Jeremiah 31:31-34; John 12:20-32   As with so many of the Bible passages, today’s Gospel lesson raises more questions than it answers. Since I’ve been learning the Gospel lessons by heart these past few years, I’ve […]

See and Live

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See and Live Trinitarian Congregational Church                                                     Fourth Sunday in Lent Anthony S. Kill                                                                                             March 11, 2018 Texts: Numbers 21:4-9; John 3:14-21   The most striking image presented in the scripture readings is that of the “fiery serpent”, the poisonous snake. And in one of the most bizarre images in the New Testament, Jesus compares himself […]