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Discovering the Kingdom in Our Midst

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year B – Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Mark 4:26-34 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – June 17, 2018   “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not [...]

2018-06-19T10:24:52+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Sermons, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rest and Be Restored.

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year B – Second Sunday after Pentecost Mark 2:23-3:6 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – June 3, 2018   For everyone Who yearns to be known, To be loved, Appreciated, Shown, That they mean something – Life rippling like rings In a pond, Making a difference Before they’re gone. Rest and [...]

2018-06-04T10:56:27+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Closer Than Our Breath

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year B – Day of Pentecost Acts 2:1-21 & John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – May 20, 2018 I recently watched a documentary on Netflix called “Coffee for All.” I love coffee, but I was also interested because this film was talking about coffee’s social importance. There is [...]

2018-05-20T14:50:18+00:00 May 20th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

True Love and Friendship

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year B – Sixth Sunday of Easter John 15:9-17 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – May 6, 2018 Love. Friendship. Chosen-ness. After talking about how amorphous or nebulous the word “love” can be, the Bible Study folks this week simply said, “that’s tough. Good luck, Pr. Annabelle.” Thanks, all! But maybe [...]

2018-05-08T09:25:45+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

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|1 Comment