Sermons by Pastor Cynthia Krommes

Pentecost 14C – September 15, 2019

So, he told them this parable: “Which one of you….” Luke 15:1-10             It was the youth group trip from hell.  It didn’t begin that way.  In fact, I thought we were well organized:  Adults for the three small groups, directions from St. Bartholomew’s in Trenton to St. Paul’s in Jersey City where we would park the cars, take the subway into…

Pentecost 13C – September 1, 2019

When Jesus noticed how the guests chose the places of honor, he told them a parable…. Luke 14:7             The first time you walk into a cafeteria whether in elementary, middle or high school, in college, at work or even here in church, it can make you a tad anxious, especially when you scan the room and don’t recognize anyone.  Where to…

Pentecost 8C – August 4, 2019

“Take care!  Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.”  Luke 12:15             The late comedian George Carlin was a master of social satire.  Using humor, exaggeration, mockery with a touch of profanity he gave insight and moral instruction all while making you laugh.  One of his monologues called, “A…

Pentecost 7C – July 28, 2019

…one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray…”  Luke 11:1-13             “Teach us to pray,” the disciples ask Jesus.  Teach us to pray as John taught his disciples.  Teach me to pray like everyone else in church who seem to know how, or else they’re faking it.  Give me words and courage to say them out-loud so when…

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…

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