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Pastor Gloria Connery

Pastor Gloria Connery has written 196 posts for Emanuel Lutheran Church

Leaving It Behind

10/14/2018 Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost The text is Mark 10:17-31. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. I don’t know if you remember, but a few years ago, there was a placard that some small businesses posted on the wall or on the counter.  It … Continue reading

Divorce and Remarriage

10/7/2018 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost The text is Mark 10:2-16, Gen 2:18-24. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today’s passage from Mark is one in which most pastors want to give a wide berth, because when we read it, we all know that we … Continue reading

Who’s in Control?

9/30/2018 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost The text is James 5:13-20. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today’s passage from James is one of those texts that I am sure raised Luther’s hackles.  Why? Because on the surface, it would have us think that we … Continue reading

The World We See

9/23/2018 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost The text is James 3:13-4:3,7-8a; Mark 9:30-37. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today, it’s all about children – the little ones that Jesus gathers to himself with welcoming arms.  Today, it’s all about coming to Jesus as children … Continue reading

A Field of Crosses

9/16/2018 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost The text is Mark 8:27-38. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today’s Gospel lesson is one of the most powerful in the New Testament.  For in it, for the first time, a disciple has the insight and courage to … Continue reading

The Questions

9/9/2018 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost The text is James 2:1-17. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today is Rally Day and there is no better way to begin the fall season of activities than with a baptism.  So today, CJ will become part of … Continue reading

Traditions and Relationships

9/2/2018 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost The text is Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Well, here we are, at Labor Day weekend – the traditional end of another summer.  When I was a child, this weekend meant it was time … Continue reading

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8/26/2018 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost. The text for today’s sermon is taken from today’s First Reading (Joshua 24: 1-2a, 14-18) and the Gospel of Saint John 6:56-59. Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. You’ll notice that the First Reading selected for today … Continue reading

Be wise, be sober, be thankful

8/19/2018 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost The text is Ephesians 5:15-20. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Our second reading for today is from the fifth chapter of Ephesians and in it Paul outlines proper behavior for good living.  In this short passage he tells … Continue reading

In Christ’s Image

8/12/2018 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost The text is Ephesians 4:25-5:2. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today’s lesson from Ephesians spells out the guidelines of how we should respond to the promise and hope of eternal life through Jesus Christ.  There’s nothing surprising or … Continue reading