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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

The Spirit: That We Might Live No Longer For Ourselves, Easter 5 (B) – 2003

May 18, 2003

Consider a nurseryman. He propagates and raises ground covers. His hands work steadily, day in and day out, creating and co-creating new life for the world. He sits at a bench to do his work. In the still, humid heat of the summer he puts his bench out of doors in a particular spot where, […]

I May Be Wrong…, Easter 2 (B) – 2003

April 27, 2003

I May Be Wrong, But I Doubt It This is the title of a collection of columns by the late and irascible journalist Mike Royko. Note the interesting context of doubt: doubt standing in the place of certainty, Royko’s certainty that his observations about Chicago city politics and life in general are right on the […]

Details, Details, Details, Great Vigil of Easter (B) – 2003

April 19, 2003

They say the devil is in the details. But don’t believe it. That is just propaganda on the part of the Evil One: Satan, the Devil himself, the Prince of Darkness. He would have us believe that he is in the details. At least that is what he was hoping we would believe yesterday, Good […]

Our Hidden Identity, Proper 28 (A) – 2002

November 17, 2002

[A special note to the reader or preacher: this sermon is built around a poem or kind of “rap” lyric that is designed for antiphonal call and response. The reader reads a line and the congregation repeats that line. Of course, the lyric can simply be read as a poem. But if it is done […]

Bring Offerings and Come Into God’s Courts, Proper 24 (A) – 2002

October 20, 2002

Who first said, “Show me the money?” No, not Cuba Gooding, Jr, but in today’s Gospel, it is Jesus who says, “Show me the money … used for the tax!” (RSV) The Gospel is not about the separation of church and state. Such a thing never would have occurred to anyone in first century Israel. […]

Paul’s Twelfth Chapter…, Proper 17 (A) – 2002

September 01, 2002

Paul’s twelfth chapter in the letter to the church in Rome and the sixteenth chapter of Matthew’s Gospel, both seek to open to us the mysteries of a life lived with God. Herein lies the heart of the good news. Characteristically, it is good news that sounds like bad news before we find a way […]

We Frequently Find Ourselves…, Proper 13 (A) – 2002

August 04, 2002

We frequently find ourselves caught in the midst of seemingly unresolved tensions. Such situations arise at home, at work, on the field of competition, and in our corporate national life, especially in the areas of politics and the economy. Despite the fact that all economic indicators place those of us in the United States in […]

Listen with Our Hearts, Palm Sunday (A) – 2002

March 24, 2002

[A note: The Prayer Book rubrics (BCP, p. 273) say that if the Liturgy of the Palms precedes the service, the Creed and Confession “may be omitted at this service.” One effective way of approaching this liturgy might be to preach before the reading of The Passion on Palm Sunday-first of all, as a way […]

A Sermon about a Sermon, Epiphany 4 (A) – 2002

February 03, 2002

This is a sermon about a sermon: the Sermon on the Mount. The church sometimes refers to it as The Beatitudes. One way of looking at the word beatitudes is to think of it as “Be-Attitudes” or “Attitudes for Being.” Just as the Preamble to the United States Constitution seeks to define the essence of […]

To Be a Light, Candlemas – 2002

February 02, 2002

Whether it is of the day or of life itself, evening time is the time of recollection. To recollect oneself means to gather oneself up into meditation. We have here and now only a moment for this. That is enough. But first: the story. It began forty days ago when the baby was born: the […]

The Stewardship of God’s Grace, Feast of the Epiphany – 2002

January 06, 2002

Like Isaiah before us, we have been visited with visions of darkness covering the earth, and thick darkness covering the peoples. We have seen the darkness that pervades what we now call Ground Zero. We have seen the smoldering darkness at the Pentagon. We have looked into a crater of darkness in Pennsylvania. We have […]

Thank You, Mike, Proper 17 (C) – 2001

September 02, 2001

It must have seemed like such a great idea. The Pharisees invite Jesus over for dinner thinking, no doubt, that they could humble him. That is surely what is meant by the words, “they were watching him.” You know, knock him down a few pegs, as they say. Expose him for the fraud he most […]

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