Discipleship

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SO COME, I WILL SEND YOU

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So Come, I Will Send You Trinitarian Congregational Church                                                       Homecoming Sunday Anthony S. Kill                                                                                       September 10, 2017 Texts: Romans 12:1-8; Exodus 3:1-15   The story of the burning bush that speaks to Moses is probably one of the best-known images of God’s presence in the Hebrew bible. We tend to remember Moses as the greatest leader […]

GENEROUS TO A FAULT?

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Generous to a Fault? Trinitarian Congregational Church                                             13th Sunday after Pentecost Anthony S. Kill                                                                                         September 3, 2017 Texts: Psalm 145:1-8; Matthew 20:1-16   Since this is Labor Day weekend, I decided to focus today’s sermon on Jesus’ parable of the laborers in the vineyard. One thing to note about this parable is that it was told […]

A FAMILY BROKEN, A FAMILY RECONCILED

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Trinitarian Congregational Church                                            12th Sunday after Pentecost Anthony S. Kill                                                                                            August 27, 2017 Texts: Genesis 44 & 45   Today’s scripture readings tell the end of the Joseph story. Joseph is the one of the sons of Jacob, who was the son of Isaac,  who was the son of Abraham. The Joseph story it’s the […]

Bread for the Journey

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BREAD FOR THE JOURNEY Trinitarian Congregational Church Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Anthony S. Kill August 6, 2017 Texts: I Kings 19:1-16; Matthew 14:13-21 The story we heard today – of Jesus blessing a tiny bit of bread and fish, and feeding a multitude of hungry people – is told six times in the four gospels, […]

May 28 – Clothed with power

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CLOTHED WITH POWER Trinitarian Congregational Church Seventh Sunday of Easter Anthony S. Kill May 28, 2017 Texts: Acts 1:1-11, Luke 24:44-53 There is an article in the ancient creeds of the Christian Church that asserts that, after Christ rose from the dead, “he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the […]

May 21 – I will not leave you orphaned

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I WILL NOT LEAVE YOU ORPHANED Trinitarian Congregational Church Sixth Sunday of Easter Anthony S. Kill May 21, 2017 Texts: Acts 17:22-31; John 14:15-19 As I’d mentioned in an earlier sermon, during the Easter season the Revised Common Lectionary recommends many readings from the Gospel of John. And there’s a reason for that. John devotes […]

A GREAT CHASM?

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Trinitarian Congregational Church World Communion Sunday Anthony S. Kill October 2, 2016 Many congregations celebrate the first Sunday of October as World Communion Sunday, as a reminder that Christians around the world gather at the “common table” of Christ, to break bread and pass the cup and share in the Lord’s Supper with Christ, with […]

A Compassionate Homeland

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September 11, 2016  Texts: Luke 15:1-32 As some of you may know, the Revised Common Lectionary is a listing of suggested Scripture readings for Sunday worship in a three-year cycle. I usually follow the lectionary in my preaching and worship planning, so every week, I look these selections over, and decide which two I’d like to include in the […]

You will be Blessed; they cannot repay you

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Texts: Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16; Luke 14: 1, 7-14 This is Labor Day weekend, the last weekend of summer vacation,  a holiday established to honor workers,  and all the hard work that people do for the good of all of us. But it’s also a good day to remember  that all of our work is to be for […]