Sermons by Pastor Terri Church

Sermons by Pastor Terri Church

Second Sunday after Epiphany

Second Sunday after Epiphany / Lectionary 2, Year B Sunday 10:00 am Traditional Service Watch Service Here Readings and Psalms: 1 Samuel 3:1-10 [11-20]Psalm 139:1-6, 13-181 Corinthians 6:12-20John 1:43-51 Sermon On finding greater things and being found by the Great One Sermon for the 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B; January 17, 2021 (Covid, FB live only)1 Samuel 3:1-10; Psalm 139:1-14; John 1:43-51Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Warrenton, VA. The Reverend Terri E. L. Church “Eureka! Eureka!” “I’ve found it!…
Baptism of Christ by David Zelenka,

Baptism of Our Lord

Our Saviour is incredibly pleased to have you join us online for worship on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 10:00 am via Facebook!   Please click the “Read More” button below to get all the details, which will help ensure all who wish to worship together in person stay as safe as possible. Join your prayers with the community! During the live stream of the service, you are invited to type into the Facebook chat any prayer requests for those you want…

The Word Became Flesh
2 Christmas

Our Saviour is incredibly pleased to have you join us online for worship on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 10:00 am via Facebook!   Please click the “Read More” button below to get all the details, which will help ensure all who wish to worship together in person stay as safe as possible. Join your prayers with the community! During the live stream of the service, you are invited to type into the Facebook chat any prayer requests for those you want…

The Presentation of the Child
1 Christmas

Our Saviour is incredibly pleased to have you join us online for worship on Sunday, December 27 at 10:00 am via Facebook!  Please click the “Read More” button below to get all the details, which will help ensure all who wish to worship together in person stay as safe as possible. Join your prayers with the community! During the live stream of the service, you are invited to type into the Facebook chat any prayer requests for those you want included…

Christmas Eve and Day Worship Services

Christmas Eve Worship—Thursday, December 24 Family Worship @ 4:00 pm Click here to access the online bulletin for this service.) Sermon I Love your more than Toilet Paper; thus, it’s the Best Christmas Ever! Sermon for Christmas Eve 2020, 4pm Drive in WorshipLuke 2:1-20; Covid-19 Coronavirus ResponseOur Saviour Lutheran Church, Warrenton, VA. The Reverend Terri E.L. Church Do you suppose Jesus could have had colic? That’s what snobby little Alice Wendleken wondered in that classic tale by Barbara Robinson, The…

What Exactly Does Emmanuel Mean?
4 Advent

Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B Readings and Psalms: 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16Luke 1:46b-55Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26 (alternate)Romans 16:25-27Luke 1:26-38 Sunday 10:00 am Traditional Service What exactly does Emmanuel mean? Sermon for the 4th Sunday of Advent, Year B. December 18, 2020Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:46b-55; Luke 1:26-38Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Warrenton, VA. The Rev. Terri E.L. Church Picture the scene… A group of young people are telling stories and singing around a campfire. They may look typical enough, but these kids…

Thanksgiving Service (Online)

This year’s Thanksgiving Service will be different. Our Pie Fest has been re-imagined as a chance to provide pies and baked goods as well as turkey dinners for people in need. Look in the news for how to help our local neighbors in advance of the service. The worship service itself will be completely online and interactive at the link below. Let us gather online to share what we are thankful for and to celebrate God’s blessings in the past,…

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

24th  Sunday after Pentecost November 14-15, 2020 Scripture Readings Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18Psalm 90:1-8 [9-11] 121 Thessalonians 5:1-11Matthew 25:14-30 Sermon: The Gift That Keeps On Giving Sermon for the 24th Sunday after Pentecost, Year A; November 14-15, 2020Our Saviour Lutheran Church of Warrenton, VAThe Reverend Terri E. L. Church What could YOU do with half a million dollars?  I hope your eyes grew wide and your minds are already racing with ideas! What about a new car?!Would you pay off that…

Sermon: The Feast Is Ready to Begin!

Come Worship Together Live & In-person! Our Saviour is incredibly pleased to have you join us for live in-person worship back inside the Nave and Sanctuary on both Saturday, October 10 at 5:30 pm and Sunday, October 11 at 10:00 am!  Please click the “Read More” button below to get all the details, which will help ensure all who wish to worship together in person stay as safe as possible. For those who prefer to stay safer at home, join us on Facebook live. Worshipping…

Jesus — Changing Hearts, Minds and Lives for over 2,000 Years!

Come Worship Together Live & In-person! Our Saviour is incredibly pleased to have you join us for live in-person worship back inside the Nave and Sanctuary on both Saturday, September 26 at 5:30 pm and Sunday, September 27 at 10:00 am!  Please click the “Read More” button below to get all the details, which will help ensure all who wish to worship together in person stay as safe as possible. For those who prefer to stay safer at home, join us on Facebook live. 17th Sunday after…

Sermon for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost, Year A

Come Worship Together Live & In-person! Our Saviour is incredibly pleased to have you join us for live in-person worship back inside the Nave and Sanctuary on both Saturday, August 29 at 5:30 pm and Sunday, August 30 at 10:00 am!  Please click the “Read More” button below to get all the details, which will help ensure all who wish to worship together in person stay as safe as possible. For those who prefer to stay safer at home, join us on Facebook live. 13th Sunday after…

Weekly Worship – July 4-5, 2020

Worship Together Live & In-person — Indoors! Our Saviour is incredibly pleased to have you join us for live in-person worship back inside the Sanctuary on both Saturday, July 4 at 5:30 pm and Sunday, July 5 at 10:00 am!  Please click the “Read More” button below to get all the details including how to reserve your spot, which will help ensure all who wish to worship together in person stay as safe as possible. For those who prefer to stay…

National Day of Prayer – 2019

Sunrise Service Prayers from All the World and from All Our Voices, United in Love by God Matins, Psalm 95; Matthew 6:25-34; The Day You Gave Us, Lord, Has Ended (ELW 569) Listen to the birds of the air—they don’t plant seeds or harvest grain and save it in barns, but God takes care of them!  So, Jesus, that wise teacher, reminded us that God will take care of us. Let us listen to them cry out in praise to…

Of Eggs and a Whispered Name and Passing on the Story

The Great Vigil of Easter, Year C; April 20, 2019 Vigil lessons and John 20:1-18 Mary of Magdala is special. She was a wealthy supporter who traveled with Jesus, sharing in the good news that the Kingdom of Heaven was coming near.  She was there, following him to the cross and at his feet when he died.  And, as we just heard, she was the first person to see him after he was raised.  (Granted, she mistook him for the…

I Am a Lutheran

Testimony for Reformation Sunday, October 27-28, 2018 Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 46; Romans 3:19-28; John 8:31-36 I am a Lutheran, but I wasn’t always a Lutheran. I started off as a devout Southern Baptist, raised to love God, trusting that I was a part of God’s family, the church, because I had decided to follow Jesus. I loved the children’s ministries and the fun games we played and those summer mission camps. I loved the youth choirs and handbells and all…

Quilts, a Cup of Cold Water, and a Community of Love

Sermon for the 18th Sunday after Pentecost/Lectionary 26/Proper 21, Year B; September 26-27, 2015 “Blessing of the Quilts” Weekend Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29; Psalm 19:7-14; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50   Wow! It is an amazing treat to come to worship on this particular weekend each year! I mean, when else do we see the place adorned so beautifully, feel the comfort of padding behind our backs, and sense—truly feel—the presence of God working through so many different hands during the…