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Pastor Gloria Connery

Pastor Gloria Connery has written 231 posts for Emanuel Lutheran Church

One in Christ

6/23/2019  Second Sunday after Pentecost  The text is Galatians 3:23-29. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Who is my mother and my brothers? For those of us brought up within a family, this question is indeed an odd one. We learn as babies who … Continue reading

The Great Mystery

6/16/2019 Trinity Sunday  The text is Romans 6:1-5; John 16:1-15. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Today is Trinity Sunday – the one day of the church year that is dedicated to a doctrine of the church. The trinity is a human attempt to … Continue reading

The Easter “Amen!”

6/9/2019 Day of Pentecost The text is Acts 2:1-21. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed! Alleluia and amen! Today, my friends, is the last Sunday of the Easter season, and today, we celebrate a miraculous event in … Continue reading

One in the Spirit?

6/2/2019 Seventh Sunday of Easter The text is John 17:20-26. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Whenever I read today’s gospel, I’m reminded of a song I learned in my early twenties. It goes like this…”We are one in the spirit; we are one … Continue reading

The Good-Bye Discourse

5/26/2019 Sixth Sunday of Easter The text is John 14:23-29. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. It’s 3 am on a cold winter day. Patchy snow covers the landscape as loudspeakers overhead blare telling everyone to get to their places. Surrounded by sandbags, concrete … Continue reading

Love One Another

5/19/2019 Fifth Sunday of Easter The text is John 13:31-35. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. There’s a story told of a little boy who wanted to meet God. Not knowing where God lived, the boy packed his suitcase with Twinkies and a six-pack … Continue reading

Mom’s Favorite Bible Passage

5/12/2019 Fourth Sunday of Easter  The text is Ps 23. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Happy Mother’s Day! I can wish you the blessings of this day, not because everyone in the room is a mother, but because we all have been there. … Continue reading

So What Has Changed?

5/5/2019 Text: John 21:1-19 Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia and Amen! This is great news and yet, has anything really changed because of it? The sun still rises in the east and sets in the … Continue reading

In the Company of Others

4/28/2019 Second Sunday of Easter The text is John 20:19-31. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. The story of Thomas is probably familiar to us all. Thomas is one of the original disciples of Jesus, a member of the chosen 12 who saw and … Continue reading

Remember!

4/21/2019 Easter Sunday The text is Luke 24:1-12. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. When we left there Friday evening, the mood was somber. The sanctuary was barren and stark, like a tomb. Death was in the air as we read scriptures recalling the … Continue reading