Sermons by Pastor Cynthia Krommes

Pentecost 6C – July 21, 2019

“She had a sister….who sat at the Lord’s feet…” Luke 10:39             Last weekend in our Gospel we listened as a lawyer asked Jesus a question, and not just any question, but THE question: “What must I do to inherit eternal life?”  Life that is rich and full, abundant and overflowing with grace, now and forever.  Jesus’ response was to ask the…

Pentecost 5C – July 14, 2019

“What must I do to inherit eternal life?”  Luke 10:25             “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” the Lawyer asks Jesus in our Gospel today.  It is THE question – what must we do to have life that is rich and full, meaningful and wonderful, now and forever?  In one way or another, it is why we are here, why…

Pentecost 4C – July 7, 2019

“Now I know that there is no God in all the earth except in Israel…”  2 Kings 5:15             A few weeks ago, we had a story sermon about Elijah complete with wonderful sound effects by the congregation – a strong wind, an earthquake, fire and then the sound of sheer silence.  There on Mt. Horeb, in still small voice, God told…

Pentecost 3C – June 30, 2019

“Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?”  Luke 9:54             We meet Jesus and his disciples at the border today.  Jesus has set his face to go to Jerusalem and the cross that await him there.  But there is a Samaritan village in between.  He hopes for hospitality, only to be rejected.  It…

Pentecost 2C – June 23, 2019

“after the fire, a sound of sheer silence.”  1 Kings 19:12           We had a wonderful week of Vacation Bible School and Afternoon Adventures with lots of children, an amazing staff of mostly teenagers and some adults, and of course, God was here too.  My role was to be the story-teller.  Since many of you didn’t get to go to Bible School,…

Trinity Sunday C – June 16, 2019

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is you name in all the earth!  Psalm 8             We’re going to do something a little different today.  Instead of hearing all the readings followed by the sermon, they’ll be read one at a time with reflection following.  We’re doing this for a couple of reasons – when I read over my sermons on the…

Pentecost C – June 9, 2019

“In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy…” Acts 2:17             Wow!  Never had there been such a Shavuot which in Hebrew means Weeks, while in the Greek it’s Pentecost and means 50 days.  Shavuot comes after the 49th day of the feast…

Easter 7C – June 2, 2019

After leaving the prison, they went to Lydia’s house…. Acts 16:40 In two weeks, we begin Vacation Bible School.  It’s an adventure in faith for everyone involved – the children, youth and adult volunteers and the whole church.  Today our first reading from Acts is also an adventure in faith and is best told as a story.  So, with the help of…

Easter 5C – May 19, 2019

“I give you a new commandment. That you love one another.  Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.”  John 13:34 We are in the fifth week of Easter and yet our Gospel today takes us back to the night in which Jesus was betrayed.  Remember when he gathered his disciples together for dinner that night, and before…

Easter 4C – May 12, 2019

Today’s sermon is a little different – a mutual reflection on Psalm 23 rather than proclamation by a preacher.  That’s why it’s printed in the bulletin under sermon instead of being part of the readings.  Let’s begin by reading together the first verse of Psalm 23 – The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want. Identities are established.  God…

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