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+00:00November 19th, 2018|Sermons, Uncategorized|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

Gravity and Grace in a Grain of Wheat

Lent 5-B/March 18, 2018/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought John 12:20-33  A flying catch in the end-zone on the last play of the game; An Academy Award and footlights of fame; Standing on the platform for Olympic Gold.  Watch us humans in our moments of achievement, success and glory.  If you consult a Biblical dictionary the word [...]

2018-03-21T14:49:18+00:00March 20th, 2018|Sermons, Uncategorized|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

A little about Bryan the Writer: Service is critical to … someone.

I know someone who legitimately would not lift a finger to help anyone, or so he says. In reality, I think he does many things to help people, but if you ask him, he will tell you he doesn’t do anything. I believe in service. Those of you who have talked with me know I [...]

2017-10-27T21:58:36+00:00October 27th, 2017|Cross & Dove, Uncategorized|0 Comments