Sermons by Pastor Cynthia Krommes

Easter 7A – May 24, 2020

Click here to view the service in its entirety. “All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them.”  John 17:10                 During these days of quarantine, the campus of St. John’s has become a place for morning walks, afternoon recess, resting on a bench in the garden.  It a holy and beautiful place for our neighbors…

Easter 6A – May 17, 2020

Click here to view the service in its entirety. “I will not leave you orphaned. . . .” John 14:18           My mother kept a Baby Book for each of her daughters.  As the oldest mine was full of cute pictures, reflections and notes about my progress as I grew from an infant to a child to a teenager.  She filed old…

Easter 5A – May 10, 2020

Click here to view the service in its entirety. Do not let your hearts be troubled.  John 14:1           Of course, our hearts are troubled.  We are in the middle of a global pandemic that’s lasting far longer than our attention spans, our ability to cope and our capacity for patience.  I feel this acutely every time I step into the pulpit…

Easter 4A – May 3, 2020

Click here to view the entire service. “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”  John 10:10           Maybe it’s because we’re at about 50 days into the COVID-19 quarantine, but that first thing I noticed when reading today’s Gospel is the sheep are not practicing social distancing.  They were when they were out in the pasture, nibbling away…

Easter 3A – April 26, 2020

Click here to watch the full service. “But we had hoped. . . .” Luke 24:21           “But we had hoped” has to be among the sorriest four words in the entire Bible.  “But we had hoped…” Cleopas and his companion told a stranger as they walked along the road to Emmaus three days after the bloody crucifixion.  There so much in…

Easter 2A – April 19, 2020

Click here to view the entire service. “Peace be with you.” John 20:19, 21             The doors are locked out of fear.  Then and now.  Then, because what might happen if the authorities get wind of Mary’s amazing announcement that she had seen the Lord, that Jesus is risen, that she talked with him and walked with him in the garden, that…

Easter Sunday – April 12, 2020

Click here to view the full service. Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb . . . . John 20:1             There’s a saying, “You go back precisely because you do not know how to go forward.”  That is true about many things in life especially when someone you love…

Good Friday – April 10, 2020

Click here to view the entire service. “It is finished . . . ” John 19:30             Last Sunday we were warned by the CDC and our elected officials that it was going to be a rough two weeks.  The pandemic is spreading and will hopefully peak in the next two weeks or so.  It’s time to be extra diligent about washing…

Maundy Thursday A – April 9, 2020

Click here to view the full service. While they were eating . . . .Matthew 26:26.           Out of everything we’ve experienced with Jesus and his disciples this evening – the preparation for the Passover meal, the foretelling of the betrayal, the meal itself and what lead to his arrest in the garden, and of everything we’ve experienced in the last month…

Palm/Passion Sunday A – April 5, 2020 – please go to our YouTube channel to view the service in its entirety

“Eli, Eli lema sabachthani?  Matthew 27:46             It’s not the cry of “Crucify him!” that startles me today – though it comes so quickly on the heels of “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!”  That the one who was hailed as King and given a parade with the crowd waving…

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