Sermons by Pastor Alina Kanaski

Sermons by Pastor Alina Kanaski

Redeemed

Lectionary: Isaiah 43:1-7, Psalm 29, Acts 8:14-17, Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Let us pray: Dear God, remind us of your presence. Remind us of your redeeming love, which we remember in baptism. Speak to us today. In your holy name we pray, Amen. Redeemed Like a lot of us, I think, I was baptized as a baby. I was two months old, and so of course don’t remember a thing about…

Following the Star

Lectionary: Isaiah 60:1-6, Ps 72:1-7, 10-14, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12 Let us pray: Lord God, you sent a star to guide to wise men. We pray that you would guide us as well, so that we can see you among us today and find you around us as we go through our lives. Show us your presence, O Lord. In your name we pray, Amen. Following the Star I think I’ve talked…

God Among Us

Lectionary: Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20 Let us pray: No matter where we find ourselves this Christmas Eve, we make our way to the manger to worship. We leave behind our burdens and fears, come just as we are and rest in the incarnate love of God. Visit us this night with angels, give us ears to hear the chorus of good news of great joy for all people, grant…

Christmastime

Lectionary: Micah 5:2-5a, Psalm 80:1-7, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:39-55 Let us pray: Lord, prepare the way for your coming. Prepare our hearts and our world. Speak truth to us, that we may see you coming. 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. Christmastime Christmas is almost…

Good News??

Lectionary readings: Zephaniah 3:14-20, Isaiah 12:2-6, Philippians 4:4-7, Luke 3:7-18 Let us pray: Lord, prepare the way for your coming. Prepare our hearts and our world. Speak truth to us, that we may see you coming. 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. Good News?? I think…

Prepare the Way

Lectionary: Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 1:68-79, Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 3:1-6 Let us pray: Lord, prepare the way for your coming. Prepare our hearts and our world. Speak truth to us, that we may see you coming. 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. Prepare the Way A few weeks ago I…

Christ the King

Lectionary: Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14, Psalm 93, Revelation 1:4b-8, John 18:33-37 Let us pray: Cry out to us, O God, and give us ears to hear. Show us your majesty and your truth. 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. Christ the King You may remember the story. It’s after…

Anxious! (Thanksgiving service)

(This sermon was preached at a Carnegie Ministerium Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 18, 2018) Lectionary: Joel 2:21-27, Psalm 126, 1 Timothy 2:1-7, Matthew 6:25-33 Let us pray: Blessed Lord who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant me so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that I may embrace and hold ever fast the…

Apocalypse!

Readings: Daniel 12:1-13, Psalm 16, Hebrews 10:11-25, Mark 13:1-8 Let us pray: Open our ears and our hearts, O Lord, to discover your Scriptures. Speak to us today, each of us what we need to hear. 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. Apocalypse! I think we’ve all seen…

Pennies (Oct. 11)

Lectionary: I Kings 17:8-16, Psalm 146, Hebrews 9:24-28, Mark 12:38-44 Let us pray: O God Almighty, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ: Grant us, we pray, to be grounded and settled in your truth by the coming down of the Holy Spirit into our hearts. That which we know not, reveal; that which is wanting in us, fill up; that which we know, confirm; and keep us blameless in…