Jesus, the Bread of Life building Community

2018-08-05/11th Sunday after Pentecost-B/Community Lutheran/Pr Joe Vought Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15   John 6:24-35  What is strange is that this time of year we have five Sundays of the Bread of Life in John chapter 6:1-69.   It began last Sunday with feeding the 5000 and continues for the next 3 Sundays.   Why must we hear Jesus say [...]

2018-08-06T15:28:36+00:00August 6th, 2018|Sermons|1 Comment

Rooted and Grounded in God’s Abundant Love

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year B – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Ephesians 3:14-21 and John 6:1-21 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – July 29, 2018   “You open wide your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. … You are near to all who call upon you, to all who call upon you [...]

2018-07-29T13:00:23+00:00July 29th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

You Bear God’s Image

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year B – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Ephesians 2:11-22 and Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – July 22, 2018   This little Gospel story bookends feeding and water miracles that remind people of the Exodus from Egypt and time in the wilderness. It speaks of the importance not [...]

2018-09-04T12:13:20+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

National Youth Gathering Impacts

Janette Going on the trip to Texas was a life changing experience and will forever be a life changing experience. We were asked what 3 things from the Gathering impacted our lives. In my opinion everything had an impact. The confidence from the speakers. They all found a way to stand up for themselves and [...]

2018-09-04T12:11:34+00:00July 16th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

“Living Generously”

“Living Generously” 2018-07-08/Community Lutheran/Rev. Michael Ward/Stewardship Sermon  It is a joy to be with you today.  I have appreciated the opportunity to work with your leaders on stewardship for the last year and to get to know so many of you.  As I thought about what has brought us together, the first answer is probably [...]

2018-09-04T12:12:35+00:00July 9th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Jesus with Us amid Life’s Storms

2018-06-24/Pentecost 5-B/Community Lutheran/Pr Joe Vought Job 38:1-11  Mark 4:35-41  I was pretty anxious growing up.  Being a first child, premature at a whopping 3 pounds, I know my parents worried.  I remember breathing treatments for asthma as a kid.  My mom remembered the day President Kennedy was shot I was in 1st Grade, I ran [...]

2018-06-25T09:11:53+00:00June 25th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

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+00:00June 19th, 2018|Sermons, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Those Who Do the Will of God

3rd Pentecost-B/June 10, 2018/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought Mark 3:20-35 Listen to the first verse of Mark’s Gospel, “The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.”   Who is Jesus?   God’s Son.    A few verses later at his baptism, God confirms it, “You are my Son, the Beloved with you I am [...]

2018-06-14T12:53:30+00:00June 14th, 2018|Sermons|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+00:00June 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+00:00May 20th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments