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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

The God Who Thwarts Our Expectations

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year C – Christmas Eve Luke 2:1-20 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – December 24, 2018   We’re glad you’re here! You are welcome, just as you are, whether you’ve been at Community Lutheran forever or this is your first time ever in a church. Grace and peace to you from [...]

2018-12-28T12:31:14-04:00December 28th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Worshiping Daily, Worshiping Evergreen

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year C – First Sunday of Advent Luke 21:25-36 (Worship Fully) Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – December 2, 2018   Tuesday found me bouncing around the office, sipping a pleasantly piney Juniper latte, listening to Advent hymns, and frolicking with joy that Advent was almost here! The season of waiting [...]

2018-12-03T12:24:00-04:00December 3rd, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

What is Faithfulness?

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year B – 26th Sunday after Pentecost Mark 13:1-8 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – November 18, 2018   As a child who grew up watching Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, every time I hear this Gospel reading, I cannot help but think of one scene from that movie. [...]

2018-11-19T10:32:25-04:00November 19th, 2018|Sermons, Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Come Out Into the Light and Life of Christ!”

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year B – All Saints Sunday John 11:32-44 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – November 4, 2018   A few weeks ago, Jeff and I received the results of our 23andme DNA tests. It’s been fun exploring and playing with this and it’s made us think about where we come from [...]

2018-11-05T10:33:55-04:00November 5th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Loved into Letting Go of Our Attachments

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year B – Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost Mark 10:17-31 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – October 14, 2018   “Teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.” I imagine this rich young man was seeking wisdom and new life. He must have felt like something [...]

2018-10-16T12:25:44-04:00October 16th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

For Better or Worse: Interconnected

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year B – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Mark 9:38-50 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – September 30, 2018   Before we become overwhelmed by this morning’s Gospel, let’s try to understand it in the context of Jesus’ ministry and the authority he’s given the disciples. In the beginning of Mark’s Gospel, [...]

2018-10-02T12:17:01-04:00October 2nd, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments