Sermons by Pastor Cynthia Krommes

Epiphany 2B, 2018 – January 14, 2018

He found Philip…. Philip found Nathanael…. Come and see. Four words stand out in today’s Gospel. The first is found. Jesus found Philip and then Philip found Nathanael. Found. Have you ever been lost? I mean more than taking a wrong turn on a country road or plugging an address into your phone and being directed to place you did not want…

Christmas 1B – December 30, 2017

“Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace…” Luke 2:29 Simeon showed up early this year. This righteous and devout man did not wait until 40 days after the birth of Jesus to make an appearance. He was here on Christmas Eve at the 4 pm service no less – the one for children, the one with a degree of chaos…

Christmas Eve B December 24, 2017

“…. to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.” Luke 2:11 Before you extinguish your candle, take a moment and look around…see the light transforming the darkness…see one another in heavenly peace…see the dawning of a new hope… Take a breath, in – out. And another, deeper and let it the…

Advent 3B – December 17, 2017

For nothing will be impossible with God. Luke 1:37 Years ago, when our Music Director, Tom Snyder, introduced a new carol to the Adult Choir – in fact the very one they are singing today – he said, “This is a lovely carol entitled, ‘And Mary Said Yes.’” Immediately a response was shouted out, probably one of the Basses, “And Joseph said,…

Reformation 2017, October 29, 2017

..the righteousness of God has been disclosed….Romans 3:21 We recently received two special gifts at St. John’s. The first is a story in a letter from Father Joseph Heim, a retired Roman Catholic priest in residence at St. Anne’s. He wrote: “As we approach the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation I would like to share with you a story that a friend…

Pentecost 20A – October 22, 2017

“Give to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s and to God the things that are God’s.” Matthew 22:21 In 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote in a letter: “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Both are what’s at stake in…

Pentecost 19A – October 15, 2017

Rejoice in the Lord always, again I will say Rejoice! Was Paul nuts? Or was he the forerunner of the late night talk show hosts who after reviewing the new horrors of the day – another hurricane brewing, tropical islands wiped out, Puerto Rico in ruins, fires still spreading in California….John and I visited those vineyards where we tasted good wine and…

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