Sermons by Pastor Cynthia Krommes (Page 3)

Epiphany C – January 6, 2019

Then opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Matthew 2:11 Today we’re in Act 3 of the Christmas Pageant. In Act 1, Joseph and a very pregnant Mary arrived in town of Bethlehem where there were “No Vacancy” signs flashing everywhere. They finally find a place to rest, a stable behind an inn, and there the…

Christmas Eve 2018

“Glory to God in the highest heaven…” Luke 2:14 Just this. Just now. Nothing else. Not the things left undone nor the things done. Just this. Just now. It’s more than enough, always has been, always will be. This. Now. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and slowly exhale. Open your eyes and look around. See the light pushing back the…

Advent 4C – December 23, 2018

Luke 1:39-55 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord.” It was a dilemma none of us expected. Usually the competition over the coveted role of Mary in the Sunday School Christmas Pageant at St. Bartholomew’s Lutheran Church in Trenton was fierce. In the past tears were shed over it. The Sunday School teachers always took great care in picking just the…

Advent 3C – December 16, 2018

Isaiah 12:2-6, Philippians 4:4-7, Luke 3:7-18 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. Isaiah 12:3 Joy! Isn’t that what we all want for Christmas? Joy! Isn’t it what’s behind everything we do – the shopping, baking, decorating, sending cards, entertaining, even coming to worship, preparing the Christmas pageant? We all want a little joy in our lives. The…

Advent 2C – December 9, 2018

In the fifteenth year of the reign of….. Luke 3:1 Of all the Gospel writers, Luke pays careful attention to history, to dates, to getting things in the right context. After a brief introduction, he begins his Gospel with “in the days of King Herod of Judea” putting what he is about to write into history. On Christmas Eve we will hear…

Christ the King B – November 25, 2018

Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?” John 18:37 On Wednesday evening, St. John’s was honored to host the Phoenixville Community Inter-faith Thanksgiving Worship. It was a wonderful evening full of many gifts. The first was this beautiful house of worship, next the music of our musicians, especially the choir, an excellent sermon from Pastor Mark Young of First Methodist who…

Pentecost 26B – November 18, 2018

“Look teacher, what large stones and what large buildings…” Mark 13:1 The Jerusalem temple was astonishing. Begun about 20 years before the birth of Christ, when Jesus and has disciples entered, the building was completed only a few years earlier. And what a building it was! Herod the Great completely remodeled the second temple of Zerubbabel. From Herod’s perspective that 500 year-old…

All Saints’ Sunday B – November 4, 2018

Isaiah 25:6-9, Revelation 21:1-7, John 11:32-44 “See the home of God is among mortals….” Revelation 21:3 There is a cost to love. For when we love another, a spouse, a child, parent, sister, brother, friend, when they die or merely move away, we grieve. This year in our community of faith there’s been deep sorrow for a dozen of our brothers and…

Pentecost 22B – October 21, 2018

“What do you want me to do for you?” Mark 10:35 You have to admire the audacity of the Zebedee brothers in our Gospel today. They know their value and seek to grow it. Pro-active guys, they take charge of their lives. With boldness they approach Jesus and come right to the point, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever…

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