Sermons by Pastor Alina Kanaski

Sermons by Pastor Alina Kanaski

A New Heaven and a New Earth

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 65:17-25, Psalm 150, Revelation 21:1-8, Matthew 24:29-31 Let us pray: God, we pray that you would come among us this morning as we hear your Scripture. Bless our hearing of it, that we might learn and grow. Speak to us through it that which we need to hear. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be pleasing in your…

On our Travels

Lectionary Readings: Deuteronomy 30:9-14, Psalm 25:1-10, Colossians 1:1-14, Luke 10:25-37 Let us pray: God, come among us this morning. Bless our hearing of your Word, that it might open our hearts to hear you speak to us this morning. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations on all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer. Amen. On…

King of All

Lectionary: Isaiah 66:10-14, Psalm 66:1-10, Galatians 6:1-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 Let us pray: God, come and be with us this morning as we hear your Scripture. Speak to us through it and through my words, we pray. Amen. King of All We Americans don’t have kings anymore. Sure, we can enjoy the wedding of Princess Meghan or Princess Diana, and enjoy the pomp and…

Freedom

Lectionary: 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21; Psalm 16; Galatians 5: 1, 13-25; Luke 9:51-62 Let us pray: God, our Lord and our Savior, come and speak to us. Show us your ways; free us from that which binds us. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer. Amen. Freedom Last week I read a book…

Community

Lectionary Readings: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31; Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15 Let us pray: Bless our hearing of your word, O God, and speak to us the truth we need to hear. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer. In your holy name we pray, Amen. Community Synod Assembly was last…

Up, Up, and Away!

Lectionary: Acts 1:1-11, Psalm 47, Ephesians 1:1-11, Luke 24:44-53 Up, Up, and Away! Let us pray: Lord, source of inspiration and wisdom, speak to us through your Scripture this morning. Tell us what we need to hear, that we may hear your voice and go forth to live what we hear. In your Son’s name we pray, Amen. I couldn’t stop thinking about Mary Poppins when…

“Who am I?”

Let us pray: Almighty God, in you are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Open our eyes that we may see the wonders of your Word; and give us grace that we may clearly understand and freely choose the way of your wisdom; through Christ our Lord. Amen. (prayer source) “Who am I?” Like a lot of young people, when I was younger I had very definite…

Full of Acts of Love

Lectionary: Acts 9:36-43, Psalm 23, Revelation 7:9-17, John 10:22-30 Let us pray: O Lord, fill us with your Word this morning, that hearing it may fill our ears and our hearts and our bodies with your truth. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer. In your holy name we pray, Amen.…

What’s next?

Lectionary: Acts 9:1-6, Psalm 30, Revelation 5:11-14, John 21:1-19 Let us pray: Bless us this morning, O God: our ears to hear Your word, out hearts to accept and understand it, and our bodies to go out and live it. In Your holy name we pray, Amen. What’s next? I was fast approaching my last year of college; I was starting to seriously ask, “Now what?”…