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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+00:00February 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+00:00February 15th, 2018|Cross & Dove|1 Comment

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+00:00February 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+00:00February 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+00:00January 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+00:00January 9th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

“Let it be with me according to your word.”

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year B – Fourth Sunday of Advent Luke 1:26-38 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA - December 24, 2017 If the angel Gabriel had come to me instead of Mary, we’d be in a whole heap of trouble. But he didn’t and so, we’re good! Thanks be to God! Amen! But in [...]

2017-12-31T11:45:42+00:00December 24th, 2017|Sermons|0 Comments

“Rejoice always!”

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year B – Third Sunday of Advent John 1:6-8, 19-28 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA - December 17, 2017 Are we there yet? We’re still in Advent. We’re still in that holy time of waiting, that time of repentance and preparation, before the great celebration of Christmas – Jesus’ coming into [...]

2017-12-18T09:16:06+00:00December 18th, 2017|Sermons, Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Tear open the heavens and come down!”

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year B –First Sunday of Advent Mark 13:24-37 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – December 3, 2017   “O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at your presence…” I read those words, my heart leapt, and I thought, “yes!” Rip open the [...]

2017-12-05T10:31:22+00:00December 5th, 2017|Sermons|0 Comments

Christ in the Least of These; Christ the King

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year A – Christ the King Sunday Matthew 25:31-46 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – November 26, 2017   “When was it that you saw Jesus?” Was it when there were hungry people in your midst? Or when the thirsty cried out for a drink? Was it when a stranger looked [...]

2017-11-28T14:20:53+00:00November 28th, 2017|Sermons|0 Comments