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
Our Lectionary does not include Luke 9: 1-6, which depicts Jesus sending out the twelve disciples, empowering them with authority over demons, the ability to heal the sick, all as they proclaim the good news of the nearness of God’s kingdom. They are to accept hospitality where it is offered, and to move on where […]
Saint Paul calls us to be those people who pray without ceasing. The world is a scary place. All three of the lessons we have chosen to read today attest to that fact! In the first lesson (Samuel), the people realize that they have gone against God’s will by asking for a king. But everyone […]
During these Great 50 Days of Easter we reflect on what it means to be people who live their lives shaped and formed by the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Our Collect for the day calls us to love Jesus so fully that we might obtain his promises to us, which will […]
Gordon Cosby at the Church of the Savior in Washington, DC, tells the story that when he was a teenager, he and his brother promised not to come home unless they had brought at least one person to Jesus Christ that day. One day Gordon had not been successful, so he climbed on board a […]
Our scripture readings are arranged in a three-year Lectionary cycle. The readings themselves were chosen by some committee years ago. Sometimes, the Lectionary is accused of being too rigid. It is not flexible enough, so goes the argument, to be relevant to our daily lives. Yet, what could be more appropriate than a lesson referring […]
“Why do you stand looking into heaven?” ask two men dressed in white robes. Indeed, why do we stand looking into heaven? And where should we be looking? A few years ago with the fly-by of Comet Hale-Bopp, and the recent last eclipse of the millenium, people in record numbers were out looking into heaven. […]
It is the Franciscans, followers of Saint Francis of Assisi, who have led the church to designate this last Sunday of the Christian year the Sunday of Christ the King, celebrating the ultimate kingship of Jesus in our lives. Celebrating the fact that we are a people who like Jesus choose to live in God’s […]
She in her poverty, who needs so much, has given away everything, her whole living. Whenever I read this Gospel, I remember the following story about the Rev. Gordon Cosby, founder and pastor of the Church of the Savior in Washington, D.C. The incident occurred when Cosby was a young man, minister of a small […]
Alleluia, Christ is Risen! The Lord is Risen Indeed, Alleluia At the heart of today’s lessons is prayer. “Jesus prayed for his disciples…for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be consecrated.” (John 17:11,19) “And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have obtained the […]
“What is there to eat?” “Have you anything here to eat?” Isn’t that just like Jesus? Not only does he insist, during his lifetime, that we need to enter the Kingdom like children, now in the resurrection he models that for us. How many times a day in how many kitchens across the land do […]
[This sermon is meant to connect to the Ash Wednesday liturgy as found in the Book of Common Prayer.] Today we retrace our Baptismal crosses with ashes. Once upon a time there was a five-year-old girl named Eleanor who, after she was baptized, asked, “Can you still see the cross on my forehead?” A marvelous […]
[This story for the Epiphany is a monologue from a camel’s point of view, and is draws on themes and stories told by Ted Loder, Frederich Buechner, John Shea, and Jean Vanier. It can simply be read, or it could easily be adapted as a kind of skit.] Ships of the desert, my eye! Being […]
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