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God With Us So We May Serve and Love

2019-01-20/Community Lutheran/Rev. Joseph Vought John 2:1-11 When I read the Gospel for today of Jesus first miracle at Cana turning water into wine, I remembered the wedding of Mark and Leigh.   They were JMU students, part of our Campus Ministry in my former parish.  They attended worship every Sunday and started dating in their Jr. [...]

2019-01-24T08:50:45-04:00January 24th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

Worshiping Christ, Offering our Gifts for the World God Loves

2019-01-06/Community Lutheran/Rev. Joe Vought Matthew 2:1-12 A family was driving to visit relatives on Christmas.  As they drove past an Episcopal church with a Christmas creche in the front yard, the 5-year-old asked who the characters were. The mother explained: “That’s Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus in the manger.”  Further down the road, they saw [...]

2019-01-14T12:26:28-04:00January 14th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

Love Songs and Good News for All People

2018-12-23/Advent 4-C/Community Lutheran/Rev. Joseph Vought Luke 1:39-45  It is the custom in one African tribe that when a woman decides to have a child, she goes and sits under a tree, and she listens.  She listens until she hears the song of the child who wants to come.  Once she hears the song, she returns [...]

2018-12-28T11:06:01-04:00December 28th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

God is Coming, Prepare His Way

2018-12-9/Advent 2-C/Community Lutheran/Rev. Joseph M. Vought Luke 3:1-6  In the 3rd year of Donald Trump’s Presidency, when Mitch McConnell was Majority Leader of the Senate, as Nancy Pelosi was ready to assume leadership as Speaker of the House, John Roberts being Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, after Trump’s firing of Jeff Sessions, as Franklin [...]

2018-12-10T17:12:53-04:00December 10th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Small Things with Great Love

Community   25 Pentecost B    November 11, 2018      Mark 12:38-44  Rev. Paul Opsahl It’s a privilege.  It’s a joy.  What more can I say than thanks, Pastor Joe, for the invitation to be in the pulpit today.  And thanks to you and Annabelle for the wonderful ministries you carry out here in this beloved congregation. In [...]

2018-11-12T14:20:09-04:00November 12th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Saved by Grace to Let our Lights Shine and Pass it On

2018-10-28/Reformation Sunday/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought Romans 3:19-28   John 8:31-36 Martin Luther said a Christian lives by faith in Christ that he has a gracious God, the forgiveness of sins and the hope of heaven.  Each Christian with their baptism is now a little Christ who can serve the neighbor, do good work in the world.   [...]

2018-10-29T09:06:53-04:00October 29th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Marriage, Family and the Children of God

Pentecost 20-B/October 7, 2018/Community Lutheran Ch/Pr. Joe Vought/Genesis 2:18-24   Mark 10:2-16  I love the humor in Genesis: God creates Adam from the dust, places him in the garden but Genesis says “there was no helper fit for him.”   So God makes creatures to see which ones Adam will like.  Can’t you see God making them, [...]

2018-10-09T07:41:42-04:00October 9th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Compassion and Welcome for all God’s Children

Pentecost 18-B /Mark 9:30-37/Sept. 23, 2018/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought  There is a story about a great big extended family that gathered every year for a reunion.  They held it at a community park.   The food and feasting was sumptuous.   Grandparents would sit on lawn chairs to visit, younger families and kids would go off to [...]

2018-09-25T10:30:39-04:00September 25th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Jesus’ Healing and Love for Foreigners

Pentecost 16-B/September 9, 2018/Community Lutheran Church/Pr. Joe Vought Mark 7:24-37  Welcome to church on Rally Sunday!    It is good to begin the school year and a new year in ministry.  September is an adjustment, everyone is getting used to new schedules.   How many of you are happy to have a regular schedule again, kids back [...]

2018-09-10T16:51:00-04:00September 10th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

“Lord to Whom Shall We Go?”

2018-08-26/14th Pentecost-B/Community Lutheran/Pr Joe Vought John 6:56-69  Of all the Gospels, John’s Gospel seems the most intense.  Jesus is always challenging people into a deeper relationship of faith.   Remember Nicodemus the Pharisee in John ch. 3?  He came to Jesus alone at night probably because his Pharisee friends thought Jesus was too radical.  Nicodemus came [...]

2018-08-28T14:01:55-04:00August 28th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments