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Go On Ahead

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Go On Ahead Trinitarian Congregational Church Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Anthony S. Kill August 12, 2018 Texts: Exodus 17:1-7, Matthew 21:23-32   “From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation of the Israelites journeyed by stages, as the Lord commanded.” The chapter of Exodus just before this one told how the people complained against Moses […]

Be Angry But Do Not Sin

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Be Angry But Do Not Sin Trinitarian Congregational Church Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Anthony S. Kill July 29, 2018 Texts: Ephesians 4:25-5:2, John 2:14-22   I want to address the reading from Ephesians today. It reads like a primer for healthy, positive relationships –speak the truth, don’t tell lies, don’t steal, work honestly,  don’t speak […]

God’s Plumb Line

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God’s Plumb Line Trinitarian Congregational Church Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Anthony S. Kill July 22, 2018 Texts: Amos 7:7-15, Mark 6:14-29   Mark serves up a really good story in today’s Gospel. It has all the elements for a great soap opera – vivid and dramatic details, a lavish party, an adulterous king, a wicked queen, a […]

Spirituality in the Trenches

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Spirituality in the Trenches 07/08/2018 I retired from full time ministry last year. That experience alone is worth a sermon or two. However, I want to share with you some of my reflections on my last 12 years as a hospice chaplain. Since I will be talking about ways in which my hospice chaplaincy has […]

Power Going Forth

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Power Going Forth Trinitarian Congregational Church Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Anthony S. Kill July 1, 2018 Texts: Psalm 40; Mark 5:21-43   The Gospel for today contains a story within a story. Jesus is on his way to respond to one family’s call for help and healing when another person reached out to him for […]

Do You Not Care?

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Do You Not Care? Trinitarian Congregational Church Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Anthony S. Kill June 17, 2018 Texts: Mark 4:35-41 I want to start today’s sermon with an historical footnote for this week. You know what happened in late June 376 years ago, in 1630? Here’s a hint (hold up a fork). Yes, it’s a […]

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 […]