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Pastor Gloria Connery

Pastor Gloria Connery has written 211 posts for Emanuel Lutheran Church

Here I Am

2/10/2019 Fifth Sunday after Epiphany (Guest homilist Mr. Jon Bartelson) The text for today’s sermon is taken from the words of the prophet Isaiah, the apostle Paul and St. Luke. Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. “Here am I; send me!” – … Continue reading

You Can’t Go Home Again!

2/3 2019 Fourth Sunday after Epiphany The text is Luke 4:21-32. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. “You Can’t Go Home Again.”  I think most of us have heard these words of Thomas Wolfe.  And those of us who have moved away from home … Continue reading

It Needs a Church

1/27/2019 Third Sunday after Epiphany The text is 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. What was in the mind of God when he looked out over the earth one day and said, “I know what this place needs – it needs … Continue reading

A Wing and a Prayer

1/13/2019 Baptism of Our Lord The text is Luke 3:15-17, 21-22. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. As last Sunday marked the end of the Season of Christmas, today marks the beginning of the Season after Epiphany.  Last week, we heard the story of … Continue reading

What Shall We Give?

1/6/2019 Epiphany  The text is Matthew 2:1-12. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Although most of us have put away the trappings of Christmas, I want to welcome the last day of the Christmas season. Within the Hispanic community, today is known as Three … Continue reading

A New Day

12/30/2018 First Sunday after Christmas The text is Luke 2:41-52. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen.  It’s hard to believe that another year is almost over and as with all years, 2018 has been full of its ups and downs, twists and turns, unexpected … Continue reading

John’s Advent Greeting

12/16/2018 Third Sunday of Advent The text is Luke 3:7-18. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Merry Christmas!  Happy Holidays!  Season’s Greetings!  These are words of good cheer that we use during this time of the year.  But such words seem out of place … Continue reading

Prepare – Prepare the Way of the Lord

12/9/2018 Second Sunday of Advent The text is Luke 3:1-6. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. There was once a parable told of a farmer who owned an old mule. The mule fell into the farmer’s well. The farmer heard the mule braying and … Continue reading

There Will Be Signs

12/2/2018 First Sunday of Advent The text is Luke 21:25-36. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Here we are, at the beginning of Advent, the beginning of a new church year.  None of us knows what will happen in the year ahead.  That’s part … Continue reading

A New Beginning

11/25/2018 Christ the King The text is John 18:33-37. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.”  I can’t remember where or when I first heard these words, and I certainly can’t remember who first … Continue reading