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“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

Interfaith in February

On February 3rd, Rabbi Joe Charnes joined Pr. Annabelle for an interfaith Scripture Study looking at Psalm 71:1-6 and Luke 4:21-30. We learned about the beauty and richness of chanting/singing the psalms by singing in Hebrew and discussing the emphasis of the words of this prayer. Looking at Luke 4, we discussed the tension between [...]

2019-02-25T11:50:41-04:00February 25th, 2019|Cross & Dove|0 Comments

Healing through Blessed Brokenness and Challenges

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year C – Sixth Sunday after Epiphany Luke 6:17-26 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – February 17, 2019   Imagine a flood of people sweeping over the plain, coming to hear Jesus. They’ve heard stories of his preaching and teaching, and of the wonders he’s done, healing people and making them [...]

2019-02-19T10:04:04-04:00February 19th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

Available to Serve

The Rev. Dr. Paul Opsahl 5 Epiphany C         February 10, 2019 Isaiah 6:1-8       1 Corinthians 15:1-11     Luke 5:1-11   There’s an old saying:  “In God’s kingdom, you don’t need remarkable ability – only remarkable availability.” In today’s three Scripture lessons, we read about some Bible celebrities who faced up to their call from God, and [...]

2019-02-11T12:41:24-04:00February 11th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

Fulfilled In Our Hearing

  Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year C – Third Sunday after Epiphany Luke 4:14-21 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – January 27, 2019     Words. Shrouded in mysterious power, Not just locked up in some ivory tower, Threads spun to give shape to lives, Tapestries woven in varying designs.   Like bricks creatively constructing [...]

2019-01-28T12:19:48-04:00January 28th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments