Sermons by Pastor Alina Kanaski

Sermons by Pastor Alina Kanaski

Horrifying

Readings: Numbers 31:1-20, Psalm 117, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 Let us pray: To you we pray, O God, as we hear your word. Give us understanding; give us faith. 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. Horrifying There’s no use avoiding it: this story in Numbers is…

True Religion

Lectionary Readings: Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9; Psalm 15; James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Let us pray: Bless our hearing of your words today, O God. Speak to us and show us your path, that we may be doers and not hearers of your word. Give us the faith to go forth and put our faith into practice. In your holy name we pray, O Lord, Amen. True Religion As I was…

One Broom Tree

Lectionary Readings: 1 Kings 19:4-8, Psalm 34:1-8, Ephesians 4:25-5:2, John 6:35, 41-51 Let us pray: We pray for your provision, O God, for the food and company you send us for both our bodies and our souls. Feed us this morning, we pray. Speak to us and bring us to life again, in your Son’s name. Amen. One Broom Tree Elijah was really, really tired. He had just…

Food!

Lectionary Readings: Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15; Psalm 78:23-29; Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35 Let us pray: O God, come to us this morning. Lead us through our lives with your provision; speak to us through your Word, and may it guide us and feed us all our lives long. In your holy name we pray, Amen. Food! This is a moment for the people of Israel. They have come out of Egypt,…

Overflowing

Lectionary texts: 2 Kings 4:42-44, Psalm 145:10-18, Ephesians 3:14-21, John 6:1-21 Let us pray: O God, as we approach your Word again, remind us that you are the source of your miracles: that we do not have to create them ourselves, that we do not have to be perfect to approach you, and that through them you offer us your grace. And so I pray that you would offer us your…

Our Shepherd

Lectionary Readings: Jeremiah 23:1-6, Psalm 23, Ephesians 2:11-22,¬†Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 Let us pray: Lord, open our hearts to your word, which comforts and instructs. Show us something new about you, or remind us of what we’ve forgotten. 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.…

The Spirit Came to Him?!?

Scripture: Judges 15:9-20, Psalm 24, Hebrews 11:29-38, Matthew 5:13-16 Let us pray: Lord God, guide our ears and our hearts this morning as we come and hear your Word. Give us the grace to approach as we are; give us the grace to see Scripture as it is. Give us the courage for honesty. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations on all our hearts be pleasing in your…

Human

Lectionary readings: Ezekiel 2:1-5, Psalm 123, 2 Corinthians 12:2-10, Mark 6:1-13 Let us pray: Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that as the Scriptures are read and your Word is proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen.* Human I don’t know about you, but I often think I’m too human. Like, the whole reason…

As You Excel

Lectionary readings: Lamentations 3:22-33, Psalm 30, 2 Corinthians 8:7-15, Mark 5:21-43 Let us pray: Lord, give us courage to hear your Word well, with willing hearts. Give us courage to leave this place bearing your Word. 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 Christ’s…