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Loved into Letting Go of Our Attachments

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year B – Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost Mark 10:17-31 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – October 14, 2018   “Teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.” I imagine this rich young man was seeking wisdom and new life. He must have felt like something [...]

2018-10-16T12:25:44+00:00October 16th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

For Better or Worse: Interconnected

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year B – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Mark 9:38-50 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – September 30, 2018   Before we become overwhelmed by this morning’s Gospel, let’s try to understand it in the context of Jesus’ ministry and the authority he’s given the disciples. In the beginning of Mark’s Gospel, [...]

2018-10-02T12:17:01+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

A Look Within The Heart

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year B – Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost James 1:17-27 and Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – September 2, 2018   Boy, did that Gospel reading end on a high note! “…there is nothing outside a person that by going in can defile, but the things that come [...]

2018-09-04T11:58:42+00:00September 4th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Seeing the Face of God in Rwanda

I’d (Wayne N.) like to start by thanking you the congregation for allowing us to represent you in Rwanda. Cathy, Karen, Peg and I had an amazing, thought provoking and mind evolving trip last month. The hope-filled kids of the Rwamagana Lutheran School paired against the historic backdrop of the country’s attempted ethnic extermination cannot [...]

2018-08-23T17:10:33+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Confirmation Camp!

On Sunday, July 22, 27 campers made their way from the Washington Metropolitan DC and Delaware-Maryland Synods for a week of Confirmation Camp at Mar-Lu-Ridge. Three Confirmation campers and two sponsors, Daphne B. and Pastor Annabelle, went from Community. The camp concluded on Friday, July 27. The theme for the week was “Freed from…Freed for…” [...]

2018-08-21T10:24:09+00:00August 21st, 2018|Cross & Dove|0 Comments

Rooted and Grounded in God’s Abundant Love

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year B – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Ephesians 3:14-21 and John 6:1-21 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – July 29, 2018   “You open wide your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. … You are near to all who call upon you, to all who call upon you [...]

2018-07-29T13:00:23+00:00July 29th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

You Bear God’s Image

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year B – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Ephesians 2:11-22 and Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – July 22, 2018   This little Gospel story bookends feeding and water miracles that remind people of the Exodus from Egypt and time in the wilderness. It speaks of the importance not [...]

2018-09-04T12:13:20+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Discovering the Kingdom in Our Midst

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year B – Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Mark 4:26-34 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – June 17, 2018   “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not [...]

2018-06-19T10:24:52+00:00June 19th, 2018|Sermons, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rest and Be Restored.

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year B – Second Sunday after Pentecost Mark 2:23-3:6 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – June 3, 2018   For everyone Who yearns to be known, To be loved, Appreciated, Shown, That they mean something – Life rippling like rings In a pond, Making a difference Before they’re gone. Rest and [...]

2018-06-04T10:56:27+00:00June 4th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments