Called to Die; Called to Rise

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year A – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 16:21-28 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – September 3, 2017   Peter got it right only a few lines ago in the Gospel account.  “‘You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.’”  Yay! You know those moments when you get something [...]

2017-09-08T19:49:17+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Sermons|0 Comments

Great Confession, Godly Vocation

12th Pentecost-A/Aug. 27, 2017/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought Romans 12:1-8    Matthew 16:13-20  Jesus has moved north of Galilee.  He is alone with his disciples near Caesarea Philippi, a city built to honor Caesar, who the Romans believed was god.  There were also many temples in that region to Greek and pagan gods.  Jesus asks, “Who do people [...]

2017-09-08T19:46:03+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Sermons|0 Comments

A Savior in our Storms and Stress

10th Pentecost-A/August 13, 2017/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought 1 Kings 19:9-18 Romans 10:5-15 Matthew 14:22-33 Jesus called his disciples to be fishers of people, to join him in proclaiming Good News of God’s Reign, God’s Healing and Salvation. Each of them saw his healings, miracles, compassion and his ministry of inclusion. But halfway through the Gospels, [...]

2017-09-08T19:42:14+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Sermons|0 Comments

The God Who Sustains Us

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year A – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 14:13-21 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – August 6, 2017 There’s a Weight Watchers commercial and it features Oprah Winfrey saying “I LOVE BREAD!” And while I also love bread, the intensity with which she says it would make me afraid to ever [...]

2017-09-08T19:42:29+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Sermons|0 Comments

Marks of the Church: The Cross and Suffering

2017/07/30/Pentecost 8-A/Marks of Church-Cross/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought Today is the last Sunday of our sermon series, “Marks of the Church.” Martin Luther taught us to see the church through seven marks: where the Word of God is proclaimed and taught, where new Christians are Baptized and strengthened by the Lord’s Supper. It is where we [...]

2017-09-08T19:42:40+00:00 July 30th, 2017|Sermons|0 Comments