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Following with Single-minded Devotion

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year C – Third Sunday after Pentecost Luke 9:51-62 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – June 30, 2019   It’s summer and many of us are setting out on vacation. And whether we’re traveling to the local pool or beach to escape the heat, or around the world, we all know [...]

2019-07-01T10:37:46-04:00July 1st, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

The Divine Dance Party – “May We Have This Dance?”

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year C – Holy Trinity Sunday John 16:12-15 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – June 16, 2019 For thousands of years, good churchfolk have sought to understand and describe the Trinity – one God, three persons. Inevitably almost every description or attempt at explanation ends up in puzzlement and often heresy. [...]

2019-06-17T08:38:06-04:00June 17th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

Completely Known and Loved – One in God and Each Other

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year C – Seventh Sunday of Easter John 17:20-26 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – June 2, 2019 In this short passage from John’s Gospel, we hear a piece of Jesus’ “High Priestly Prayer.” It’s confusing. The Father is in Jesus, Jesus is in the Father, and the disciples are in [...]

2019-06-03T10:10:00-04:00June 3rd, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

“Come, Follow Me – Just As You Are”

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year C – Third Sunday of Easter John 21:1-19 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – May 5, 2019   15 or 16 years ago now, when I studied abroad in Freiburg, Germany, my roommates and I ate a lot of meals together. Of all the meals, breakfasts on Sunday were the [...]

2019-05-06T10:05:39-04:00May 6th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

Broken Open to Receive Good News!

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year C – Easter Sunday: Resurrection of Our Lord Luke 24:1-12 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – April 21, 2019   The women go to the tomb early after resting on the Sabbath. They’ve prepared spices, but also prepared themselves for the heartbreaking work before them. They will anoint Jesus’ body [...]

2019-04-28T10:22:53-04:00April 21st, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

Cruciform Reflections

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year C – Good Friday John 18:1-19:42 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – April 19, 2019   I gaze upon the cross Human blood and flesh, Pain, agony, and sorrow, Disappointment and distress.   Why would you do that? Why did this transpire? Why do we move from “Hosanna” To “Crucify!” [...]

2019-04-28T10:22:30-04:00April 19th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

Fear and Trust – The Tender and Fierce Love of a Mother Hen

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year C – Second Sunday in Lent Luke 13:31-35 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – March 17, 2019   “How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!” This week, Jesus’ cry – his longing and [...]

2019-03-18T09:03:47-04:00March 18th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments