Sermons

“With You I Am Well-Pleased”

“With You I Am Well-Pleased”

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year C – Baptism of Our Lord Matthew 3:13-17 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – January 12, 2020 I don’t quite remember why I went out to the wilderness that day. Mostly I think it was curiosity. I’d heard about this wild man who wore...

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The God Who Comes From Away

The God Who Comes From Away

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year A – Second Sunday of Christmas John 1:1-18 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – January 5, 2020 “In the beginning of the New Year was the resolution, and the resolution was with me, and the resolution was me. It was in the...

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What Can’t Wait?: God Can’t Wait to Show Up in Our Lives!

What Can’t Wait?: God Can’t Wait to Show Up in Our Lives!

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year A – Christmas Eve Luke 2:1-20 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – December 24, 2019 We’re glad you’re here! Please know that you are welcome, just as you are. Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from our Lord and...

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What Can’t Wait?: Courage (Love) Can’t Wait

What Can’t Wait?: Courage (Love) Can’t Wait

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year A – Fourth Sunday of Advent Matthew 1:18-25 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – December 22, 2019 Right before Christmas 2012, an upset woman approached the staff of Embankment London Underground Station, asking where “the voice”...

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What Can’t Wait?: Delight (Joy) Can’t Wait

What Can’t Wait?: Delight (Joy) Can’t Wait

The Rev. Paul D. Opsahl Community Lutheran 3 Advent A - Matthew 11:2-11 December 15, 2019 WINTER LIGHT We made it through Thanksgiving and now Christmas is just 10 days away!  A good bit of both of these holidays involves the good things we can hardly wait to eat. ...

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What Can’t Wait?: Repentance (Peace) Can’t Wait

What Can’t Wait?: Repentance (Peace) Can’t Wait

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year A – Second Sunday of Advent Matthew 3:1-12 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – December 8, 2019 As we think about John the Baptizer, I want to share a story about another John - John the Bricklayer, my Grandpa. He was a...

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What Can’t Wait?: God’s Promises (Hope) Can’t Wait

What Can’t Wait?: God’s Promises (Hope) Can’t Wait

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year A – First Sunday of Advent Matthew 24:36-44 Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – December 1, 2019 Today is the First Sunday of Advent. It’s not only the beginning of the church year, but is a time dedicated to getting ready for...

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Fruit of the Spirit: Love, Generosity/Goodness, Gentleness

Fruit of the Spirit: Love, Generosity/Goodness, Gentleness

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year C – Christ the King Sunday Luke 23:33-43 – Fruit of the Spirit (Love, Goodness/Generosity, Gentleness) Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – November 24, 2019 Today is the last Sunday in our series on the Fruit of the Spirit and...

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Fruit of the Spirit: Joy, Peace, and Patience

Fruit of the Spirit: Joy, Peace, and Patience

Pastor Annabelle P. Markey Year C – 23rd Sunday after Pentecost Luke 21:5-19– Fruit of the Spirit (Joy, Peace, Patience) Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA – November 10, 2019 Last Sunday we heard about three of the nine fold fruit of the Holy Spirit. And as I...

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