Sermons by Pastor Stacey-Kyle Rea

Easter 6B – May 6, 2018

Jesus said, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” In the name of +Jesus. Amen. Advertising has a way of telling us what we need. I saw a jewelry commercial on TV. The marketing slogan was, “All you need is…

Easter 3B – April 15, 2018

Jesus said, “You are witnesses of these things.” In the name of +Jesus. Amen. When I was 17, our German class took a long-awaited trip to Germany. I was a senior in high school, and like most seniors, was caught up in the anticipation of graduation, final college selection, and a sincere sense that I knew everything I needed to know about…

Easter 2B – April 8, 2018

Faith is a gift. We receive God’s gift to us of faith when we are baptized. The gift wrapped in water and sealed on our foreheads with the sign of the cross of Christ. It’s that simple. God gifts us faith. And yet, even though we know we are baptized, and we know we have the gift of faith, we still doubt.…

Lent 3B – March 4, 2018

In the name of +Jesus. When I was growing up, way across our pasture, there was a farmer’s market/flea market/auto auction on steroids. It was called Zern’s. Or as the PA Dutch said, “Tserns.” Friday nights at Zern’s were sheer chaos. People going in every direction. Vendors hawking their goods. The auctioneer talking a mile a minute. If you didn’t remember exactly…

Lent 2B – February 25, 2018

Jesus called the crowd with his disciples and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the Gospel, will save it.” In the…

Epiphany 4B – January 28, 2018

“Be silent, and come out of him!” Mark 1:25 Demons. Great topic, right? We like our demons to be fictional, something you’d see in a good horror movie or a sci-fi show on TV. In today’s Gospel, the demon is an unclean spirit, who has taken residence in a man. A very real presence. The scene begins on Jesus’ first day of…

Advent 1B – December 3, 2017

Keep awake! Our entry into Advent, the season of waiting is a command. Keep awake. There’s something about that command. The assumption that we are inclined to fall asleep. To lose focus. To not be prepared. And we get the command from Jesus in this weird, apocalyptic sounding message. Can’t we just have a nice, quiet, peaceful beginning to Advent? Well, no.…

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