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What is Faithfulness?

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year B – 26th Sunday after Pentecost Mark 13:1-8 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – November 18, 2018   As a child who grew up watching Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, every time I hear this Gospel reading, I cannot help but think of one scene from that movie. [...]

2018-11-19T10:32:25+00:00November 19th, 2018|Sermons, Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Come Out Into the Light and Life of Christ!”

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year B – All Saints Sunday John 11:32-44 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – November 4, 2018   A few weeks ago, Jeff and I received the results of our 23andme DNA tests. It’s been fun exploring and playing with this and it’s made us think about where we come from [...]

2018-11-05T10:33:55+00:00November 5th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

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