The Rev. Christina Kukuk’s sermons:

Rev. Christine Kukuk at her Installation, 11/19/16

Easter Sunday, 2016

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Pride Sunday:

Sermon: A Fiery Woman (Oct. 15, 2017)

When some very powerful men had come into power, using their positions to line their own pockets and exploit the vulnerable — especially women — the boy Samuel heard his name whispered in the night. We’ve been listening, too, these past 9 months. Here’s a vision for what the next 5 years of UCC Ashland might look like, a vision of courage in and beyond this present moment. What whisper calls your name in this story?

Sermon: The Call We’ve Heard: Transforming, Reconciling, Equipping (Oct. 8, 2017)

Good Book? Series

Sermon: What Kind of God? (Sept 24, 2017)

Sermon: Naming God: Words Can Do That (Sept 17, 2017)

Sermon: Words Can Do That (Sept 10, 2017)

Sermon: The View from 9,000 Feet (Aug 20, 2017)

From the abolition movement to #BlackLivesMatter, why do churches get mixed up in politics? Short answer: Jesus started it.
But the “kingdom of God” he proclaimed was one of the most misunderstood parts of his ministry. Part 2 of Jesus’ Prayer this morning had us wrestling with “thy kingdom come”

Sermon: Teach us to Pray: Against the Disorder of the World (June 18, 2017)

Some of us say “debts” and some of us say “tresspasses,” but that’s not even the least of our struggles with the prayer that’s supposed to unite Christians the world over. Yesterday we kicked off a month-long dive into the Prayer of Jesus. Here’s the first installment. Shout out to Prince and his 1981 gospel “Controversy.”

Sermon: Teach us to Pray: A Child’s Prayer (June 11, 2017)

We lit it on fire for Pentecost yesterday! From cannabis culture to Paul’s concern about what leads to drunkenness, orgies, and “the like,” we listened for what the gifts of the Holy Spirit help us find in translation. (Readings were Acts 2:1-4 and Galatians 5:16-26)

Sermon: Found in Translation (June 4, 2017)

What mattered to Jesus’ early followers? Last Sunday we painted a picture of what they devoted themselves to in those first weeks. We imagined our storyteller showing us how and for what “they persisted…” Does what mattered to them matter to us?

Sermon: Devoted (April 30, 2017)

Sermon: Passion Parade: Palm Sunday (April 9, 2017)

Sermon: Crossing Chasms (March 26, 2017)

This is a week for ALL the feels. Here’s yesterday’s invitation to enter the story of Passion Week, welcome the “passio” and watch for moments of holy visitation.

Sermon: Passion Parade–We Walk This Way (Apr 9, 2017)

Throughout Lent, we are letting Jesus’ parables in Luke open our eyes and ears in new ways. Sunday, we could have used crash helmets after finding ourselves in the ditch with that poor traveler in the”Parable of the Good Terrorist” from Luke 10:25-37

Sermon: This Do, and Live (Mar 5, 2017)

From watching the World Trade Center towers fall, to struggling to teach children honesty in a year of broadcast lies… is it worth saving “sin”? Sunday we listened to what a woman, who came weeping, might have to teach us.

Sermon: Saving Sin? (Feb 19, 2017)

In a time of conflict, Jesus gives a couple enquirers some simple advice: “Go tell John what you have seen and heard.” His words may help us in our conflicted time, too.

Sermon: No Offense (Feb 12, 2017)

One of the biggest lies told by the forces of death and destruction is that we are powerless. Not true. Where does your power come from? And if one of those tanks is low this week, what other power source can you plug into?

Sermon: Power Restored (Feb 5, 2017)

It’s not just a day, it’s a foundational spiritual ethic. And it can change the way we navigate sharp interpersonal divisions this week. How are you doing carving out the “holy time” described in Sunday’s sermon?

Sermon: Sabbath Saves Lives (Jan 29, 2017)

Biblical References to Immigration

Sermon: Into the Deep Water (Jan 22, 2017)

Sermon: Prophetic Joy (Dec 11, 2016)

Sermon: What Mary Knew (Dec 4, 2016)

Sermon: Speechless (Nov 27, 2016)

Sermon: Words on Fire (Nov 20, 2016)

Sermon: Haunted Lives (Nov 6, 2016)

Sermon: More than Morsels (Oct 30, 2016)

Sermon: In This House (Oct 23, 2016)

PRIDE Sunday: Prophetic Pageantry (Oct 9, 2016)

Sermon: Laughable Promise (Sept 18, 2016)

Sermon: Falling (Sept. 11, 2016)

Sermon: Life Long by Christopher Sohl, (Sept 4th, 2016)–text

Sermon: I Know You, Aug. 21, 2016 — a Baptism

Sermon: A New Song, (July 31, 2016)

Sermon: What Just Happened?, July 17, 2016

Sermon: When the Floods Rise, July 10, 2016

Sermon: Happy, Happy, Praise, Praise, June 26, 2016

Sermon: Two Paths and a Tree, June 19, 2016

Sermon: This Generous Undertaking, May 29, 2016

Sermon: Much Harder than Math, May 22, 2016

Sermon: Baptism: Claiming the Spirit’s Gifts, May 15, 2016

Sermon: Communion: Discerning the Body, May 8, 2016

Sermon: From Groupies to Gathered, May 1, 2016

Sermon: Do You Love Me?, April 10, 2016

Easter Sermon: Idle Tales, March 27, 2016

Sermon: Rivers in the Dessert: the Let it Flow Sermon, March 13, 2016

Sermon: Prodigal Father, Wasteful Mother, Ridiculous Reconciliation, March 6, 2016

Sermon: This Earthly Urgency, Feb 28, 2016