Sermons by Pastor Alina Kanaski

Sermons by Pastor Alina Kanaski

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…

Hope is a Thing with Feathers

Lectionary Passages: Malachi 3:1-4, Psalm 141, Acts 13:13-26, Luke 1:57-80 Let us pray: God of mercy, grant that the Word you speak this day may take root in our hearts, and bear fruit to your honor and glory, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (from the 1549 Book of Common Prayer, as printed in the 2018 Book of Common Worship) Hope is a Thing with Feathers…

Father God

Scripture: Malachi 1:1-10, Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15, Luke 15:11-24, Galatians 4:1-7 Let us pray: Lord God, we come before you this morning looking for your Word and looking for your presence. Come to us this morning. Give us understanding; show us your way. Be with us and give us love to share as we leave this place today. In your Son’s name we pray, Amen.   Father…

Fruit and Clothes

Lectionary: Genesis 3:8-15, Psalm 130, 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1, Mark 3:20-35 Let us pray: O God, bring us out of the depths so that we may hear you. Fill our hearts with your Word and our lives with your love. 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. Fruit and Clothes This is a…

Clay Jars

Lectionary Texts: Deuteronomy 5:12-15, Psalm 81:1-10, 2 Corinthians 4:5-12, Mark 2:23-3:6 Let us pray: Holy and wonderful God, we praise you and we worship you. We pray for you to speak to us through your Word, to each of us as we need to hear; we pray that the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts would be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our Rock and…

The Spirit of…

Lectionary readings: Isaiah 6:1-8, Psalm 29, Romans 8:12-17, John 3:1-17 Let us pray: We come before you to hear your Word. We come to worship You. We pray that you would enter among us and speak to us. Give us understanding; bless this gathering of your people. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations on all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock…

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…