He Loved Them to the End

Maundy Thursday/April 18, 2019/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought John 13:1-17, 31b-35  With the Confession and Forgiveness of tonight’s liturgy the season of Lent comes to a close and we enter the Great Thee Days: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday, the Vigil of Easter.   While they are three days, they are celebrated as one, reminding [...]

2019-04-21T07:29:30-04:00April 21st, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

“Prodigals and the Parent in Poetry and Rhyme”

2019-03-31/4th Sunday in Lent-C/Community Lutheran/Pr Joe Vought Luke 15: 1-3, 11-32  To my Big Brother You’re not in my skin I’m not in yours Dad always said, “you were better at chores.”  I was the little boy, tried to help out But could never measure up, You said it, no doubt   So when the [...]

2019-03-31T15:20:29-04:00March 31st, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

Tragedy, Trust and Bearing Fruit

2019-03-24/3rd Sunday in Lent/Community Lutheran Church/Pr. Joe Vought Isaiah 55:1-9   Luke 13:1-9  Jesus is walking with his disciples and crowds all the way to Jerusalem.   We know what will happen there as we draw closer to the Passion and Crucifixion of our Lord.   As Jesus walks he is also teaching:  “I tell you do not [...]

2019-03-30T09:55:10-04:00March 30th, 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

Jesus’ Testing and Temptation and Ours

1st Sunday in Lent-C/March 10, 2019/Community Luth/Pr Joe Vought Luke 4:1-13  Luke says Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.  Two chapters earlier Luke says, “Jesus was baptized, the Holy Spirit descended upon him and God said, ‘You are my son, the beloved with you I am [...]

2019-03-11T08:53:09-04:00March 11th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

Godly Love that Changes the World

2019-02-24/7th Sunday after Epiphany-C/Community Lutheran/Rev. Joseph Vought Proverbs 37:1-8    Luke 6:27-38 A pastor was preaching Jesus’ command to love our enemies: “I’ll bet most of us have enemies, so raise your hands if you have enemies.”  A lot of people raised their hands. “Now if you have a few enemies.”  Half as many raised their [...]

2019-02-25T18:17:22-04:00February 25th, 2019|Sermons|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