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When Sheep Become Shepherds

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year B – Fourth Sunday of Easter John 10:11-18 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – April 22, 2018 “Like a Good Shepherd, Jesus is there!” Well, it’s not a State Farm commercial, but it is Good Shepherd Sunday. And in Jesus’ description of being the Good Shepherd, he draws on some [...]

2018-04-24T11:54:26+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Breathing Peace and Forgiveness

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year B – Second Sunday of Easter John 20:19-31 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – April 8, 2018   Today we begin a sermon series entitled “The Gifts of Easter.” Pr. Joe and I wanted to focus on the difference that Easter makes because it’s not just that we celebrate, eat [...]

2018-04-10T12:06:32+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

The Scandal and Beauty of God’s Grace

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year B – Maundy Thursday John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – March 29, 2018   We’ve been working really hard at advertising upcoming services and events. So when I sat down with Wayne and Kristian Nielsen to put advertisements on Facebook for Holy Week, we came to this [...]

2018-03-30T10:53:23+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Dying So That We May Live

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year B – Second Sunday of Lent Mark 8:31-38 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – February 25, 2018 Oh, boy. This is just such an awkward situation. Peter is naturally upset hearing Jesus describe the horrible things that lay ahead and objects, but Jesus will have none of it. Why? Because [...]

2018-02-27T10:22:46+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Blessing the “Christ the Teacher” Icons

I began to take notice when people in the congregation asked if I would ever teach an icon writing class. I had already been leading a class called “Diving into Prayer” for roughly two years that centered on exploring various prayer practices, one of these had been praying with icons, which people seemed to really [...]

2018-02-15T14:47:43+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Cross & Dove|0 Comments

The Journey Down – Transfigured in the Everyday

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year B – Transfiguration of Our Lord Sunday Mark 9:2-9 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – February 11, 2018   “…he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them.” In the words of one of the Superbowl commercials, how do [...]

2018-02-12T15:48:09+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Raised to New Life to Serve like Jesus

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year B – Fifth Sunday after Epiphany Mark 1:29-39 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – February 4, 2018 So far, John has come baptizing in the Jordan. Jesus has been baptized and called God’s beloved Son. John has been arrested for his courageous proclamation, and Jesus has started his teaching and [...]

2018-02-06T12:27:36+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

The Adventure of Discipleship

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year B – Third Sunday after Epiphany Mark 1:14-20 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – January 21, 2018  “Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God.” That’s fantastic news! We love to hear it – Jesus has good news for us – the kingdom has come near, we are [...]

2018-01-23T18:03:56+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Entering the New Year as God’s Beloved

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year B – Baptism of Our Lord Sunday Mark 1:4-11 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA - January 7, 2018 Happy New Year! As we begin 2018, many of us have engaged in that traditional New Year’s activity – the setting of resolutions. Yes, as we enter the New Year, we see [...]

2018-02-12T16:18:00+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments