Sermons by Pastor Cynthia Krommes

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…

Easter 2C – April 28, 2019

“Peace be with you.”  John 20:19, 21, 26           Fear!  That’s what they felt!  Fear to the core of their beings.  Fear, in spite of Mary’s bold declaration, “I have seen the Lord,” Peter’s testimony that the Tomb was empty and the other disciple seeing the linen cloth that had been placed upon Jesus’ face now carefully folded figuring a body snatcher…

Easter C – April 21, 2019

On the sabbath they, the women, rested according to the commandments. Luke 23:56 Christ is Risen!  Risen, Indeed Alleluia!   Let’s begin by backing up a verse in today’s Gospel – “on the sabbath they, the women, rested according to the commandments.”  Before we get to Easter, it’s good to remember Friday and everything the Crucified Jesus went through that day.  The Apostles’…

Palm/Passion Sunday C – April 14, 2019

            One hurricane and you volunteer, make a donation to Lutheran Disaster Relief and remember the victims in your prayers.  Two hurricanes, another LDR donation and prayers.  Three hurricanes, prayers and well you don’t much energy left for anything else.  It’s called compassion fatigue and in its extreme is characterized by physical and emotional exhaustion along with a decrease in the ability…

Lent 5C – April 7, 2019

Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet and wiped them with her hair.  John 12:3 Even before Mary showed up with her jar of perfume, it was an embarrassingly awkward dinner party. The first line of the gospel gives us the backstory: “Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus,…

Lent 4C – March 31, 2019

            A man has two sons.  The younger asks for his share of inheritance – as the younger son it would have been 1/3 of the estate.  The father completely ignores the wisdom of the sages not to give another your property while you are still alive, and complies with his son’s request, who then goes off to a far country where…

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