Sermons by Pastor Alina Kanaski

Sermons by Pastor Alina Kanaski

Like Fire

Lectionary: Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b, Acts 2:1-21, John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15 Let us pray: Dear Lord God, we pray for your Spirit. We pray that you would come among us today, that you would inspire us and bring us alive and give us understanding, and then send us out again. And so in your Son’s name we pray. Amen. Like Fire My brother loved this movie…

Mother

Scripture: Hosea 11:1-9, Psalm 131, Isaiah 42:14-17, Luke 13:31-35 Let us pray: We have come together this morning, O God, to worship you. We have come to find you in the midst of our lives, in the days and nights, in our relationships and our chores, our work and our fears. Open our hearts to your words. Speak to us this day. In your Holy Name we pray, Amen.  …

The Gift

Readings: Acts 10:44-48, Psalm 98, 1 John 5:1-6, John 15:9-17 Let us pray: Lord God, join us this morning. Speak to us through your word; speak to us your truth. Fill us with your Holy Spirit, that we may go forth and live as we are called to live. Amen.   Our passage in Acts this morning comes from the middle of a story. And I’m not sure it makes sense by itself, so…

What is to prevent…

Lectionary texts: Acts 8:26-40, Psalm 22:25-31, 1 John 4:7-21, John 15:1-8 Let us pray: Lord God, proclaim to us your good news. Speak truth to us today. Give us your Spirit, that we may have guidance wherever you send us. In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.     I once went to school with a particular group of people. They were the popular group, in every…

Wiped Out

Lectionary texts: Acts 3:12-19, Psalm 4, 1 John 3:1-7, Luke 24:36b-48 Let us pray: Lord God, come among us. Enter into our hearts; speak to each of us today, we pray, and give us ears to hear that which you speak. *pause* In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.   I haven’t seen most of you since Easter, so let me take this chance to say that I hope everyone had a good…

Terror and Amazement (Easter 2018)

Lectionary readings: Isaiah 25:6-9, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24, Acts 10:34-43, and Mark 16:1-8 Let us pray: As we celebrate the joy of your resurrection–the joy of our salvation–help us to see what this story means for us. Help us to see your Spirit among us. 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…

He Died (Good Friday 2018)

Readings: Isaiah 52:13-53:12, John 18:1-19:42 Let us pray: O God, as we are gathered here together tonight, we pray that you would open our eyes so that we may see the wonder of your love. Open our ears, so that we can understand your word and your truth. Permeate us, Holy Spirit, so that day after day we may know your will and see your light. In Christ’s name we pray,…

Sisters (Mar. 11)

Readings: 2 Samuel 13:1-20, Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22, Galatians 3:26-29, and John 8:3-11 Let us pray: Lord, we pray that you would open our hearts to your Word. We pray that we would receive your words and that you would bless our understanding. 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…

Foolishness (Mar. 4)

Lectionary texts: Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 19, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, and John 2:13-22. Let us pray: Please bless your word, O God, and fill our hearing with understanding and grace. Show us your ways. Give us the courage to follow them, as a church and as individuals. In Your name we pray, Amen.   Foolishness It’s been the kind of week–few weeks, really–where I’ve…
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