Sermons by Pastor Cynthia Krommes

Pentecost 14A – September 17, 2017

Should you not have had mercy on your fellow slave, as I had mercy on you? Matthew 18: 33 Sometimes I think Jesus is a tad crazy. Forgive the same person, 77 times? Beyond that many scholars say the Greek here is really seventy times seven or 490 times. Forgive the same person 490 times? That’s a lifetime of forgiveness. What happened…

Pentecost 13A – September 3, 2017

“For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.” Matthew 16: 25 What a week! Last weekend when we gathered to worship, Hurricane Harvey was pounding the eastern shore of Texas and we did not yet know the full implications of that terrible storm. And we still do…

Pentecost 12A – August 27, 2017

“But who do you say that I am?” Matthew 16:15 Last Sunday at our Reformation 500 team meeting, a suggestion was made that we ask the question, “Why are you a Lutheran Christian?” and invite people to answer in 140 words or less. Answers will be published in the Circle, on our Facebook page and Website. Artistic responses are also welcomed. I…

Pentecost 11A – August 20, 2017

“… it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles.” Matthew 15: 10 It’s been a week of hearing defiling things come out of mouths – words and phrases meant to intimidate and threaten; justification for the verbal and corresponding physical violence by those seeking political gain; and…

Pentecost 10A – August 13, 2017

…and after the fire, a sound of sheer silence. 1 Kings 19: 12 I want to begin by thanking you for my sabbatical – the last three months of rest and rejuvenation – for the policy that established it, the support that led to receiving the Lilly Foundation Clergy Renewal grant that financed it and for the prayers that sustained me and…

Easter 4 A, 2017 Good Shepherd

Easter 4 A, 2017 St. John’s Lutheran, Phoenixville May 7, 2017 Psalm 23 “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.”  Psalm 23: 1 Many of you know that a couple of months ago, John Manney, beloved husband of Helen and who at 97 is the oldest member of St. John’s, fell and broke his hip.  Right before being taken to…

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