Kirk Alan Kubicek

The Rev. Kirk Alan Kubicek is currently Priest in Charge at Christ Church, Rock Spring Parish, Forest Hill, Md. Christ Church is a Small but Mighty parish, and together we are rediscovering what our Lord has in store for our future. He has spent over 35 years in Parish Ministry in all shapes and size parishes, and for 15 years worked with The Episcopal Church Office of Stewardship and TENS. He often uses storytelling, music, and guitar in proclaiming the Good News. Married with three adult children and one grandson, Kirk also plays drums in On The Bus, a DC Metro Area Grateful Dead tribute band. All shall be well, all shall be well, all manner of thing shall be well!

Sermons and Bible Studies

There Is a Temptation to Say, Epiphany 1 (B) – 2006

January 08, 2006

The voice of the Lord is upon the waters…the Lord is upon the mighty waters.” – Psalm 29 There is a temptation to say too much about this Feast of our Lord’s Baptism and the lessons before us. The texts speak mightily for themselves: The spirit-wind of God and God’s voice is upon the mighty […]

You Gotta Move, Proper 14 (A) – 2005

August 07, 2005

Note: This sermon can conclude with the singing of a traditional 8-bar blues. If you or someone in your congregation plays guitar, or piano, or banjo (you get the idea) you could easily work this up. It’s a lot of fun, and helps to drive the message (kerygma) home. People internalize what they sing. Or, […]

Opening the Door to Jesus, Proper 7 (A) – 2005

June 19, 2005

…nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. In a conversation with us, his disciples, Jesus encourages us to stand up for kingdom living even if it means being in conflict with the mainstream of society. You will be maligned, says Jesus, for witnessing to this mission and […]

I Thirst, Lent 3 (A) – 2005

February 27, 2005

In a sermon from 1956, the 10th anniversary of the Church of the Saviour in Washington, D.C., Gordon Cosby, a co-founder of that church, speaks of the importance of a personal encounter with Jesus such as the Samaritan woman at the well experiences: …I have discovered…that commitment and discipline are the absolute essentials for any […]

Let Your Lights So Shine, Epiphany 3 (A) – 2005

January 23, 2005

In the Gospel for today, Jesus is identified by Matthew as the prophetic Light that shines in the darkness. He is associated with Isaiah’s prophecy that people who have lived in a land of deep darkness now have a new light shining upon them. Unfortunately one need not look very far to see the darkness […]

Mind the Gap, Proper 21 (C) – 2004

September 26, 2004

A lot of older immigrants routinely offer table scraps to a happily waiting dog under the table. When asked why they don’t simply by dog food they frequently will answer something like, “This is how we fed pets in the old country. We didn’t have an entire industry devoted to manufacturing food for pets. Look […]

Healing and the Knowledge of God, Proper 7 (C) – 2004

June 20, 2004

[Note: One of the joys of the RCL readings is that we get course readings in the Old Testament—such as the Elijah cycle we get this week. Pairing it with the Luke 8 story gives us some new ways of thinking and talking about God and healing.] Elijah and the Gerasene Demoniac are two important […]

Charles Lloyd, the World-Renowned…, Day of Pentecost (C) – 2004

May 30, 2004

Charles Lloyd, the world renowned tenor sax, flute, and virtually anything-like-a- woodwind virtuoso, who gave us Forest Flower at Monterey Pop, and Billy Higgins, the quintessential West Coast jazz drummer and sideman for literally hundreds of recordings of the past 50 years or so, worked on an extended suite in the months leading up to […]

My Peace I Give to You, Easter 6 (C) – 2004

May 16, 2004

[Note: The significance of the RCL readings on Easter 6 (C) is getting to hear the story of Lydia, a woman of our tradition who has heretofore not appeared in our Sunday lectionary.] Jesus is pictured in John’s Gospel as giving us something: his Peace, or his Shalom. As our collect for the day asserts, […]

Alleluia!, Easter Day (C) – 2004

April 11, 2004

Note to the reader: The Easter Acclamation is to be used as a call and response “refrain” throughout the sermon, repeating it three times at the end. Alleluia! Christ is Risen! The Lord is Risen indeed! Alleluia! Or is he? Book after book, magazine article after magazine article, movie after movie, all try to tell […]

It Is the Night Before, Lent 5 (C) – 2004

March 28, 2004

It is the night before Palm Sunday. Jesus has already traveled much of the way to Jerusalem. He has faced many trials along the way. He has spent a lot of time, energy, and God’s love feeding people, healing people, confronting people, being confronted and challenged, and all the time walking, walking, walking along the […]

Abba, I Adore You, Trinity Sunday (B) – 2003

June 15, 2003

It is Trinity Sunday. So we are meant to be thinking about God. Now it would seem that we should be doing this thinking about God all the time, but there is not a lot of evidence inside or outside the church that many of us really do that. The fact can, and perhaps should, […]

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