Baptism of Our Lord – January 13, 2019

Rev. Lyle McKenzie – Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria  Isaiah 43:1-7, Psalm 29, Acts 8:14-17, Luke 3:15-17, 21-22     All the people were baptized, and Jesus also was baptized. That’s the way the Gospel reads. It’s that simple, that connected. We’re celebrating Baptism today. So, we’re celebrating Baptism. We put it on the … [Read more…]

Epiphany of Our Lord – January 6th, 2019

Pr. Lyndon Sayers – Lutheran Church of the Cross Matthew 2:1-12                                                    Intro It is fortuitous that Epiphany of Our Lord falls on a Sunday today. It is almost as if we have followed a star to Lutheran Church of the Cross.             Some saw the Magi as interlopers. They were foreigners, oddball astrologers, who had … [Read more…]

Advent 3 – December 16, 2018

Rev. Lyle McKenzie            Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria       Zephaniah 3:14-20 / Isaiah 12:2-6 / Philippians 4:4-7 / Luke 3:7-18 Rejoice in God always; again I will say, rejoice. That’s what this third Sunday of Advent is about. Rejoicing. Joy. It is why there was/is a tradition … [Read more…]

Advent 1 – December 2, 2018

Rev. Lyle McKenzie   Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria Jeremiah 33:14-16 / Psalm 25:1-10 / 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 / Luke 21:25-36 I walked into her room and greeted her, saying who I was. She apologized that she didn’t remember me, and for struggling to remember so much. I assured her it was okay. We … [Read more…]

Reign of Christ – November 25, 2018

Rev. Lyle McKenzie  Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria 2 Samuel 23:1-7 / Psalm 132:1-18 / Revelation 1:4b-8 / John 18:33-37 Who knows what Pilate’s next words are? He asks Jesus, “What is truth?” That’s sounds like a question for our time. And a reminder that it is not a question unique to our time. … [Read more…]

Pentecost 22 – October 21, 2018

Rev. Lyle McKenzie       Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria Job 38:1-7, 34-41  / Psalm 104:1-9,24, 35b / Heb. 5:1-10 / Mark 10:35-45 God is God, greatest, first, as Job hears. People serve, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and today again, and I don’t hear anyone asking for a place of privilege, … [Read more…]

Pentecost 21 – October 14, 2018

Rev. Lyle McKenzie      Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria Job 23:1-9, 16-17 / Psalm 22:1-15 / Hebrews 4:12-16 / Mark 10:17-31 As we just heard in the Gospel, the teaching journey with Jesus continues… we took a break last Sunday for Thanksgiving celebrations – thanking God for all good gifts, including our … [Read more…]

Day of Thanksgiving – October 7, 2018

Rev. Lyle McKenzie      Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria Joel 2:21-27 / Psalm 126 / 1 Timothy 2:1-7 / Matthew 6:25-33 Let’s pray… God, we hear Jesus’ words about not worrying and feel like we have little faith when we do. Move us beyond our fear to seek your dominion and righteousness … [Read more…]