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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 […]

TAKE IT TO THE LORD IN PRAYER

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Take It to the Lord in Prayer Trinitarian Congregational Church                       19th Sunday after Pentecost Anthony S. Kill                                                                     October 15, 2017 Texts: Acts 5:12-16; Matthew 20:29-34   This is the second worship service that I’ve led here at Trinitarian that has included Prayer Circles during the service I realize that some of you may have never seen, […]

ROCK AND WATER

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Rock and Water Trinitarian Congregational Church                                          18th Sunday after Pentecost Anthony S. Kill                                                                                            October 8, 2017 Texts: Exodus 17:1-7; Matthew 21:22-32   The Exodus passage that John read this morning tells of a stream of water gushing from a rock to slake the thirst of the people parched in the desert. After all the natural devastations we’ve […]

THE CUP OF THE MASTER

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The Cup of the Master Trinitarian Congregational Church – World Communion Sunday Anthony S. Kill October 1, 2017 Texts: Philippians 2:1-11; Matthew 20:20-28   Today is World Communion Sunday. In every country on earth, Christians join together in spirit at the Lord’s table, each in our own churches and following our own rituals, but by intention becoming part […]

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 […]