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A God of Justice *and* Mercy

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year C – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Luke 12:49-56 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – August 18, 2019   There’s a line I love from the animated movie Toy Story 2 that Mrs. Potato Head says to husband before he sets off to help rescue Sherriff Woody. As she puts items [...]

2019-08-19T09:25:51-04:00August 19th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

What Is Precious To Us?

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year C – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Luke 12:13-21 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – August 4, 2019   This morning’s gospel is really a pretty funny little section of scripture. The literal translation of “friend” makes what Jesus says, “‘man, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over [...]

2019-08-04T12:48:16-04:00August 4th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

Pulled In Many Directions

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year C – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Luke 10:38-42 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – July 21, 2019   There is a medieval story called the “Golden Legend” that says that Lazarus, Mary, and Martha escaped persecution in the early days of the church by sailing to Gaul, or modern day [...]

2019-07-23T12:55:05-04:00July 23rd, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

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