Pentecost 6 – July 1, 2018  

Rev. Lyle McKenzie     Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria 2 Samuel 1:1,17-27 / Psalm 130 / 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 / Mark 5:21-43 It has to be one of the most compelling Gospel stories about Jesus – actually two of the most compelling, as a story within a story. A healing within a resurrection … [Read more…]

Pentecost 4 – June 17, 2018   

Rev. Lyle McKenzie    Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria 1 Samuel 8:4-20, 11:14-15 /  Psalm 138 /  2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 / Mark 3:20-35 Words, the importance of words, words of wisdom, Jesus’ parables, showing us the dominion of God, that’s near. We had the privilege of being present for our oldest granddaughter’s confirmation … [Read more…]

Day of Pentecost – May 20, 2018      

Rev. Lyle McKenzie      Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria Acts 2:1-21 Ps 104:24-34,35b Rom 8:22-27 John 15:26-27 16:4b-15 Blessed Pentecost! Day of God’s Spirit, Spirit of Jesus, Spirit in you, in us together, moving us, toward others, God, the world. A reminder or introduction, this is the fiftieth day of Easter. This … [Read more…]

Easter 6  –  May 6, 2018

Rev. Lyle McKenzie       Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17 – Christ is risen! – Maybe the Psalm for today provides the right leading, to sing! To sing a new song to God for all the marvelous things God has done and is doing… … [Read more…]

Easter 5  –  April 29, 2018

Rev. Lyle McKenzie  Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 22:25-31; 1 John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8 – Christ is risen! Philip “the evangelist,” as he seems to be called later in Acts, is told by God’s angel to go down a wilderness road to Gaza, and then told by the Spirit to … [Read more…]

Easter 3 – April 15, 2018

Rev. Lyle McKenzie  Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria Acts 3:12-19; Psalm 4; 1 John 3:1-7; Luke 24:36b-48 – Christ is risen! – How do we know? Because the risen Jesus is present… – Where? Everywhere. And in meals, and in words that we hear and share… and in the flesh and bone of … [Read more…]

Easter Festival  – April 1, 2018

Rev. Lyle McKenzie            Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria Acts 10:34-43; Ps.118:1-2,14-24; 1Corin.15:1-11; Mark 16:1-8 – Christ is risen!. April Fools! The order might be important. – April Fools, Christ is risen! Maybe it doesn’t make a difference. – Which is it? Christ is risen, indeed! Forget the fools, … [Read more…]

Easter Morning  – April 1, 2018

Rev. Lyle McKenzie             Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria Isaiah 25:6-9; Mark 16:1-8 (9-16) The Catechetical Sermon of St. John Chrysostom  Born about 347 in Antioch, he became the Bishop of Constantinople in 397. Known as the “The Golden Tongue” for his preaching, this sermon was for those who … [Read more…]

Lent 4 – March 11, 2018

Rev. Lyle McKenzie      Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-3 17-22; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21 – Once again we hear it clearly said by Jesus, often called the little gospel or the whole gospel/good news in miniature: “For God so loved the world that God gave the only Son, … [Read more…]

Lent 1 – February 18, 2018

Rev. Lyle McKenzie     Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10; 1Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15 Blessed Lent. It began with Ash Wednesday on Valentine’s Day. Not since 1945 has it happened, Rev. Daniel told us, and the vision of people lining up for ashes and chocolates on the same day. … [Read more…]