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 […]

So Weird – A Christmas Reflection

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So Weird – A Christmas Reflection Trinitarian Congregational Church                                                    Sunday after Christmas Anthony S. Kill                                                                                       December 31, 2017 Texts: Hebrews 1:1-9; Galatians 4:4-7   For the past several weeks, we’ve been re-telling the Christmas story through pageant, poetry, carols, scripture, sermon and song. And we’re still in the Christmas season, so I’d like to […]

Christmas Eve 2017

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Christmas Eve 2017 We’re so glad you are here with us tonight college students and young adults, come home for the holidays, Trinitarian members, and relatives and friends who traveled here to spend Christmas with loved ones neighbors and strangers and visitors who’ve come for this Christmas service. We come to retell again in scripture, […]

Under Our Skin

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Under Our Skin Trinitarian Congregational Church                                                Fourth Sunday of Advent Anthony S. Kill                                                                                       December 24, 2017 Texts: Luke 1:26-38, 46-55   The biblical figure presented for our attention on this last Sunday of Advent is Mary. I invite you to reflect with me for a few minutes on how the mystery of Christmas is revealed in her […]

A Voice Cries Out

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A Voice Cries Out Trinitarian Congregational Church                                                Second Sunday of Advent Anthony S. Kill                                                                                       December 10, 2017 Texts: Isaiah 40:1-11; Mark 1:1-8   For many years, I heard the scripture readings of Advent as words that scolded and challenged and chided us, warning us to “Repent! Change your ways!”       “You’re so frantic and preoccupied […]

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 […]

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. […]