Sermons by Pastor Alina Kanaski (Page 4)

Sermons by Pastor Alina Kanaski (Page 4)

Letting Go of Plans

Lectionary: Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Psalm 27; Philippians 3:17-4:1; Luke 13:31-35 Let us pray: O Lord Jesus Christ, the Way, the Truth, and the Life: Do not let us stray from you, the Way, nor to distrust you, the Truth, nor to rest in anything other than you, the Life. Amen. (Desiderius Erasmus) Letting Go of Plans I try to start every day out by planning the day. What…

Letting Go of Fear

Lectionary Readings: Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Romans 10:8b-13; Luke 4:1-13 Let us pray: Lord, speak to us this morning through your Word, we pray. Send your Holy Spirit to this place to remind us of your truth. Be with us. We pray together in your holy name, Amen. Letting Go of Fear I don’t know about all of you, but I am loving this trend where…

Ashes and Repentance

Lectionary Readings: Joel 2:1-2, 12-17; Psalm 51:1-17; 2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Let us pray: Lord God, as we come together this night, speak to us. Remind us of your truths. Give us faith and courage to go out again in your name. Amen. Ashes and Repentance Ash Wednesday is, to say the least, not the happiest celebration on the church calendar.…

Mountains and Valleys

Lectionary: Exodus 34:29-35, Psalm 99, 2 Corinthians 3:12–4:2, Luke 9:28-43a Let us pray: Lord God, be with us this morning. Speak to us. Give us a moment where we see your glory. 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. In the name of Jesus Christ our redeemer we pray, Amen.…

Overwhelming Love

Readings: Genesis 45:3-11, 15; Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40; 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50; Luke 6:27-38 Let us pray: Dear and holy God, we pray to you this morning. We pray that you would fill this place with your presence, that we might hear your voice whispering through your word. We pray that through your holy word you would heal our hurts and strengthen us to be your people…

God Minds

Readings: Amos 2:4-8, Psalm 1, James 5:1-6, Matthew 25:31-46 Let us pray: God Almighty, we pray to you this morning. We pray for this church and the people gathered here, that you would come among us and speak to us, through your Word and through this sermon. May the words of my mouth and the meditations on all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock and…

Called Where???

Lectionary: Isaiah 6:1-13, Psalm 138, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 Let us pray: Lord God, bless us with ears to hear and eyes to see when you speak to us. Give us grace when we fall short, and carry us through those places where your call is too much for us. Give us ears to hear your word, O Christ. Amen. Called Where??? I once read a comparison between searching…

“Throw him off a cliff!”

Lectionary readings: Jeremiah 1:4-10, Psalm 71:1-6, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, Luke 4:21-30 Let us pray: Speak to us this morning, O God, and give us ears to hear your words to us. 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. “Throw him off a…

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…