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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 […]

Zeal for Your House

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Zeal for Your House Trinitarian Congregational Church                                                       Third Sunday in Lent Anthony S. Kill                                                                                               March 4, 2018 Texts: Exodus 20:1-7, 7-17, John 2:13-22   Throughout the centuries, the ten commandments have stood as one of the hallmarks of the Judeo-Christian tradition. Those two tablets of the law were seen as the founding pillars and the true […]

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 […]

Found

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Found Trinitarian Congregational Church                                        Second Sunday after Epiphany Anthony S. Kill                                                                                           January 14, 2018 Texts: I Samuel 3:1-10; John 1:43-51   I’m often amazed at the “coincidence” of how certain scripture readings assigned by the lectionary for a particular Sunday tie in so well with other themes of the day. Today, on Martin Luther King […]

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 […]