Saint Athanasius Lutheran Church
Missouri Synod
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Mailing Address: 3057 Nutley Street Suite 822, Fairfax, VA  22180
703-455-4003
Rev. James Douthwaite, Pastor
Easter Sermons
2017
April 15 (Easter Vigil) - "Rest in the Word" [PDF] [Listen]
April 16 (The Resurrection of Our Lord) - "Still Fighting? Why? He Is Risen!" [PDF]
                                                                                                        [Listen]
April 23 (Easter 2) - "The Gift of Peace" [PDF] [Listen]
April 30 (Easter 3) - "With Us Still" [PDF] [Listen]
May 14 (Easter 5) - "Gone to Prepare a Place for You" [PDF] [Listen]
May 21 (Easter 6) - "A Forever Helper" [PDF] [Listen]
May 24 (The Ascension of Our Lord) - "The Coronation of Our King" [PDF] [Listen]
May 28 (Easter 7) - "Chosen" [PDF] [Listen]

2016
March 26 (Easter Vigil) - Holy Saturday Meditation [PDF] [Listen]
March 27 (The Resurrection of Our Lord) - "Alleluia!" [PDF]
April 3 (Easter 2) - "Alleluia! (Part Two)" [PDF] [Listen]
April 10 (Easter 3) - "Let's Go to the Video" [PDF] [Listen]
April 13 (Easter 3 Midweek) - "Our Seeking and Restoring Saviour" [PDF] [Listen]
April 17 (Easter 4) - "Listen to the Empty Tomb" [PDF] [Listen]
April 24 (Easter 5) - "Life in the Midst of Death" [PDF] [Listen]
May 1 (Easter 6) - "I Have Overcome the World" [PDF] [Listen]
May 4 (The Ascension of Our Lord) - "Not Left Behind" [PDF] [Listen]

2015
April 4 (Easter Vigil) - "In Between, But Not In Doubt" [PDF] [Listen]
April 5 (The Resurrection of Our Lord) - "I Know That My Redeemer Lives!" [PDF]
                                                                                                        [Listen]
April 8 (Easter Midweek) - "From Despair to Joy" [PDF] [Listen]
April 19 (Easter 3) - "Raised to a New Life" [PDF] [Listen]
April 26 (Easter 4) - "Confidence!" [PDF] [Listen]
May 10 (Easter 6) - "Love In, Love Out" [PDF] [Listen]
May 13 (The Ascension of Our Lord) - "Even More, Even Greater" [PDF] [Listen]
May 17 (Easter 7) - "Jesus' Prayer for the Spirit" [PDF] [Listen]

2014
April 19 (Easter Vigil) - "The Night of Victory" [PDF] [Listen]
April 20 (The Resurrection of Our Lord) - "The Angel and the Word of Life" [PDF]
                                                                                                        [Listen]
April 27 (Easter 2) - "All Locked Up With No Place To Go?" [PDF] [Listen]
May 11 (Easter 4) - "The Shepherd of Sufferers" [PDF] [Listen]
May 18 (Easter 5) - "A Different, and Better, Future" [PDF] [Listen]
May 29 (The Ascension of Our Lord) - "Enthroned in Power For You" [PDF] [Listen]
June 1 (Easter 7) - "Chosen and Kept in Christ" [PDF] [Listen]

2013
March 30 (Easter Vigil) - "Paradise Is Open Again" [PDF]
March 31 (The Resurrection of our Lord) - "Death Overcome" [PDF] [Listen]
April 7 (Easter 2) - "Here For You" [PDF] [Listen]
April 14 (Easter 3) - "Before and After: Making Old Sinners New" [PDF] [Listen]
April 21 (Easter 4) - "Forgiveness and Life in Your Good Shepherd" [PDF] [Listen]
April 28 (Easter 5) - "Truth, Cross, and Joy" [PDF] [Listen]
May 8 (The Ascension of our Lord) - "Great Joy!" [PDF] [Listen]
May 12 (Easter 7) - "United IN the Word BY the Word" [PDF] [Listen]

2012
April 8 (The Resurrection of our Lord) - "Trembling and Astonishment Have Their Day,
                                                   but Joy and Life and Yours Forever" [PDF] [Listen]
April 15 (The Second Sunday of Easter) - "See His Wounds!" [PDF] [Listen]
April 22 (The Third Sunday of Easter) - "Easter Children" [PDF] [Listen]
April 29 (The Fourth Sunday of Easter) - "The I Am, The Good Shepherd" [PDF] [Listen]
May 9 (Easter 5 Midweek) - "Living In-Between" [PDF] [Listen]
May 13 (The Sixth Sunday of Easter) - "Love One Another" [PDF] [Listen]
May 16 (The Ascension of our Lord) - "The Kingdom Is Restored" [PDF] [Listen]

2011
April 23 (Easter Vigil) - "How Holy is This Night" [PDF] [Listen]
April 24 (The Resurrection of our Lord) - "Christ is Risen! That's It!" [PDF] [Listen]
May 1 (The Second Sunday of Easter) - "The Voice That Breaks the Silence of Sin"
                                                         [PDF] [Listen]
May 11 (Easter 3 Midweek) - "Repent and Be Refreshed" [PDF] [Listen]
May 15 (The Fourth Sunday of Easter / Good Shepherd Sunday) -
                                                         "Our Merciful Shepherd" [PDF] [Listen]
May 22 (The Fifth Sunday of Easter) - "It's All About Jesus" [PDF] [Listen]
May 29 (The Sixth Sunday of Easter) - "I Will Not Leave You as Orphans" [PDF] [Listen]
June 1 (The Ascension of our Lord) - "Jesus Ascends to Come, Not to Leave" [PDF]
                                                      [Listen]
June 5 (The Seventh Sunday of Easter) - "Living In-between" [PDF] [Listen]

2010
April 4 (The Resurrection of our Lord) - "Not Better; All New" [PDF] [Listen]
April 14 (Easter 2 Midweek) - "Set Your Minds Above" [PDF] [Listen]
April 18 (The Third Sunday of Easter) - "Gone Fishin' " [PDF] [Listen]
May 2 (The Fifth Sunday of Easter) - "Where True Joy is Found" [PDF] [Listen]
May 9 (The Sixth Sunday of Easter) - "The Joy of Prayer" [PDF] [Listen]
May 12 (The Ascension of our Lord) - "The Conqueror Enthroned" [PDF] [Listen]

2009
April 12 (The Resurrection of our Lord) - "True Hope" [PDF] [Listen]
April 19 (The Second Sunday of Easter) - "Rejoice, Reflect, Repent" [PDF] [Listen]
April 26 (The Third Sunday of Easter) - "Growing Children" [PDF] [Listen]
May 10 (The Fifth Sunday of Easter) - "A Blade for Life" [PDF] [Listen]
May 13 (Easter 5 Midweek) - "Pray!" [PDF] [Listen]
May 17 (The Sixth Sunday of Easter) - "Christ In, Christ Out" [PDF] [Listen]
May 20 (The Ascension of our Lord) - "The Restoration of Man" [PDF] [Listen]
May 24 (The Seventh Sunday of Easter) - "One in Christ" [PDF] [Listen]

2008
March 22 (Vigil) - "This is the Night" [PDF]
March 23 (The Resurrection of our Lord) - "He Sat On It!" [PDF]
March 30 (Easter 2) - "Peace Won, Peace Given" [PDF]
April 6 (Easter 3) - "On the Road to Life" [PDF]
April 13 (Easter 4) - "A Real Shepherd for Real Life" [PDF]
April 20 (Easter 5) - "Knowing God on the Cross" [PDF]

2007
April 8 (The Resurrection of our Lord) - "Looking For Life in All the Wrong Places?" [PDF]
April 22 (Easter 3) - "Going On" [PDF]
April 29 (Easter 4) - "Good Shepherd, Good Life" [PDF]
May 13 (Easter 6) - "Praying in Jesus' Name" [PDF]
May 16 (The Ascension of our Lord) - "Rejoicing in His Ascension" [PDF]
May 20 (Easter 7) - "True Unity in Christ" [PDF]

2006
April 16 (The Resurrection of our Lord) - "Living in Always Easter!" [PDF]
April 30 (Easter 3) - "Sent with the Word of Life" [PDF]
May 7 (Easter 4) - "The Good, Caring Shepherd" [PDF]
May 14 (Easter 5) - "The Fruit of the Resurrection" [PDF]
May 21 (Easter 6) - "The Joy of the Gospel" [PDF]
May 24 (Eve of the Ascension of our Lord) - "Lifting Up His Hands" [PDF]
May 28 (Easter 7) - "Precious, Parting, Comforting Words" [PDF]

2005
March 27 (Resurrection of our Lord) - "Do Not Be Afraid!" [PDF]
April 3 (Easter 2) - "Satisfaction Guaranteed" [PDF]
April 10 (Easter 3) - "Faith to Travel By" [PDF]
April 17 (Easter 4) - "The Door is Open Again" [PDF]
April 24 (Easter 5) - "His Truth: Your Way to Life" [PDF]
May 1 (Easter 6) - "Living the Christ Life" [PDF]
May 4 (Eve of the Ascension) - "Jesus Ascends to Be With Us Always" [PDF]

2004
April 11 (Resurrection of our Lord) - "Each Day is now Easter Day" [PDF]
    [Note: Some of the "html" files below for 2004 got corrupted; not sure why.
                But the PDF files should be okay.]
April 18 (Easter 2) - "Peace be with you" [PDF]
April 25 (Easter 3) - "Fired or Forgiven?" [PDF]
May 2 (Easter 4) - "The Voice of Our Shepherd" [PDF]
May 9 (Easter 5) - "Love as I Have Loved You" [PDF]
May 16 (Easter 6) - "Keep My Word" [PDF]
May 23 (Easter 7) - "One in Christ" [PDF]

2003
April 19 (Easter Vigil) - "The Death and Resurrection that is Ours in Holy Baptism" [PDF]
April 20 (Resurrection of our Lord) - "God Came Back!" [PDF]
April 27 (Easter 2) - "Forgiveness is the Key" [PDF]
May 4 (Easter 3) - "Being Truly 'Open Minded'" [PDF]
May 11 (Easter 4) - "Our Good and Faithful Shepherd" [PDF]
May 18 (Easter 5) - "The Promise of Fruit" [PDF]
June 1 (Easter 7) - "The Word of Truth" [PDF]