Sermons by Pastor Alina Kanaski (Page 4)

Sermons by Pastor Alina Kanaski (Page 4)

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…

Abraham’s Faith (Feb. 25)

Let us pray: Lord, please bless these words we hear today. Bless our hearing and understanding of them. Bless our church as we hear them together; bless our lives as we leave with them. Bless us all through your word. In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.   ​We seem to be working our way through some Sunday School classics this Lent. Last week was the story of Noah’s ark;…

Ashes (Ash Wednesday)

Let us pray: Lord of life, pour out your Holy Spirit upon us, that as we hear these words they may become the Living Word for us, to the glory of our living Lord Jesus Christ. 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. So, I was watching television a few weeks ago when I saw this…

Revealed (February 11)

Let us pray: Fill us with your Spirit, that we may truly hear. Reveal yourself to us this morning, we pray. And may the words of my mouth and the meditation of all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer. In Your Son’s name we pray, Amen.   One of my favorite books* tells the story of Sophie, a young woman who lives with her stepmother…

“All Things?”

Let us pray: Lord, we pray that you would enter into your word today. Move through it; show us your will and your ways. And may the words of my heart and meditations of all our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our Rock and our Redeemer. In Christ’s name we pray, Amen. “All Things?” What do you know? It’s an open-ended question, isn’t it? There are different…