Sermons by Pastor Cynthia Krommes

Lent 4A – March 22, 2020 – click on the YouTube icon above to view this service in its entirety.

Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and the one speaking with you is he.” John 9:37             It was the Spring of 1996 and I was serving as the interim pastor at University Lutheran in West Philly and was in the midst of the call process here at St. John’s.   For this fourth Sunday in Lent, the chairperson of their…

Lent 1A – March 1, 2020

“Did God say, ‘You shall not eat from any tree in the garden’?” Genesis 2:1 Thursday was a windy day, or what Winnie the Pooh would call a Blustery Day. It reminded me of the utter joy my sons experienced when they were little guys on Saturday morning.  They’d get up early, go into the kitchen pour some cheerios into a bowl…

Epiphany 6A – February 16, 2020

“You have heard that it was said…” Matthew 5:21, 27, 33 Today the BEST SERMON EVER continues from last Sunday. Jesus remains on the mountain, but unlike Moses who was alone with God, while the people waited below, Jesus’ disciples are with him as well as others, including you and me.  He begins by naming our truth and our heart-ache.  He blesses…

Epiphany 5A – February 9, 2020

“You are the salt of the earth….the light of the world.” Matthew 5:1-14             BEST SERMON EVER!  That’s what we hear today. Jesus teaching, preaching on the mountain. I imagine it to be a smaller one, say like Valley Forge Mountain.  The listeners are his followers and others who tag along, including you and me.  He meets them and us right where…

Epiphany 2A – January 19, 2020

 “What are you looking for?” John 1:38 “What are you looking for?” are Jesus’ very first words in the Gospel of John. In Mark’s Gospel, he begins his ministry with a mighty command that silences a demon.  In Matthew, he calls four fishermen to leave their nets, boats and families to follow him.  In Luke, he boldly quotes the prophet Isaiah, declaring…

The Baptism of Our Lord A – January 12, 2020

And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”  Matthew 3:17             A lot has happened since last week’s Gospel when the wisemen came to Bethlehem bearing gifts for the Christ child. After a warning that King Herod sought to kill the child, Joseph led his family to safety in Egypt. They became…

Advent 4A – December 21, 2019 (Evening Light)

Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.”  Luke 1:38             Tomorrow is pageant Sunday at St. John’s.  Our children will present “Journey to Bethlehem” and will not only tell, but embody the story of Christmas.  It’s the best way for them to learn and wonderful tradition here at St.…

Advent 1A – December 1, 2019

“O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord!” Isaiah 2:5 Martin Luther called the book of Isaiah the Fifth Gospel, for in the prophet’s writings he saw both the law and the gospel, that which condemns and that which gives life, bad news and good.  This Advent our first readings are all from Isaiah. Today and…

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