Saint Athanasius Lutheran Church
Missouri Synod
114 Kingsley Road SW, Vienna, VA  22180
703-455-4003
Rev. James Douthwaite, Pastor
Pentecost 1 - 12 Sermons
2017
June 4 (The Feast of Pentecost) - "Amen!" [PDF] [Listen]
June 11 (The Festival of the Holy Trinity) - "Words Matter" [PDF] [Listen]
June 14 (Commemoration of Elisha) - "My God Is Salvation" [PDF] [Listen]
June 17 (Pentecost 2) - "He's Not Kidding, but Giving" [PDF] [Listen]

2016
May 11 (The Vigil of Pentecost) - "Like Father, Like Son" [PDF] [Listen]
May 15 (The Feast of Pentecost) - "The Tower of the Cross" [PDF] [Listen]
May 22 (Festival of the Holy Trinity) - "Not Logic, but Grace" [PDF] [Listen]
May 29 (Pentecost 2) - "Authority to Mercy" [PDF] [Listen]
June 12 (Pentecost 4) - "The Joy of Forgiveness" [PDF] [Listen]
June 19 (Pentecost 5) - "Where Jesus Enters In, Satan Is Cast Out" [PDF] [Listen]
June 26 (Pentecost 6) - "Fit and Free" [PDF] [Listen]
July 3 (Pentecost 7) - "Rejoice In This" [PDF] [Listen]
July 10 (Pentecost 8) - "Like Jesus" [PDF] [Listen]
July 13 (Commemoration of Ruth) - "Our Great Redeemer" [PDF] [Listen]
July 17 (Pentecost 9) - "Come, Sit for a Spell" [PDF]
July 24 (Pentecost 10) - "Learning to Pray, Learning of Christ" [PDF] [Listen]
July 31 (Pentecost 11) - "Our Inheritance in Christ" [PDF] [Listen]
August 7 (Pentecost 12) - "Why Worry?" [PDF] [Listen]
August 10 (Commemoration of St. Lawrence) - "His Treasures" [PDF] [Listen]

2015
May 31 (The Feast of the Holy Trinity) - "An Incomprehensible Truth" [PDF] [Listen]
June 7 (Pentecost 2) - "Binding and Bruising the Evil One" [PDF] [Listen]
June 10 (Pentecost 2 Midweek) - "Mercy, Not Sacrifice" [PDF] [Listen]
June 14 (Pentecost 3) - "Seeds of the Kingdom" [PDF] [Listen]
June 21 (Pentecost 4) - "Always Someplace to Go" [PDF] [Listen]
July 5 (Pentecost 6) - "Crossing the Line" [PDF] [Listen]
July 8 (Pentecost 6 Midweek) - "Depart: No. Mercy: Yes!" [PDF] [Listen]
July 12 (Pentecost 7) - "Powerful Words" [PDF] [Listen]
July 19 (Pentecost 8 with Confirmation) - "A Faithful Lord" [PDF] [Listen]
July 26 (Pentecost 9) - "Our Always Saviour" [PDF] [Listen]
August 2 (Pentecost 10) - "What Are You Chasing?" [PDF] [Listen]
August 9 (Pentecost 11) - "Come. Eat. Live." [PDF] [Listen]
August 12 (St. Mary) - "Mary's Song, Our Song" [PDF] [Listen]
August 16 (Pentecost 12) - "A God Who Never "Walks It Back"" [PDF] [Listen]

2014
June 11 (St. Barnabas) - "The Joy of Receiving" [PDF] [Listen]
June 15 (The Feast of the Holy Trinity) - "As It Was in the Beginning, Is Now, and Will
                                                            Be Forever" [PDF] [Listen]
June 22 (Pentecost 2) - "Worth It? Worth It!" [PDF] [Listen]
June 29 (Commemoration of Saints Peter and Paul) - "Confession, Unity, and
                                                                             Fellowship" [PDF] [Listen]
July 6 (Pentecost 4) - "The Peace and Rest You Need - in Christ" [PDF] [Listen]
July 9 (Pentecost 4 Midweek) - "The God Who Comes for Sinners" [PDF] [Listen]
July 13 (Pentecost 5) - "God Will Have His Harvest" [PDF] [Listen]
July 20 (Pentecost 6) - "Why? Because God Is Merciful" [PDF] [Listen]
July 27 (Pentecost 7) - "Me? A Treasure? Yes You Are!" [PDF] [Listen]
August 3 (Pentecost 8) - "Not Practical, But Compassionate" [PDF] [Listen]
August 17 (Pentecost 10) - "Cling to the Word" [PDF] [Listen]
August 24 (St. Bartholomew, Apostle) - "The Greatest Saviour for the Greatest Sinners"
                                                                                                       [PDF] [Listen]
August 31 (Pentecost 12) - "Back to Kindergarten" [PDF] [Listen]

2013
May 19 (The Feast of Pentecost) - "Our Babel Undone" [PDF] [Listen]
May 26 (The Feast of the Holy Trinity) - "God For You" [PDF] [Listen]
June 2 (Pentecost 2) - "Right Faith" [PDF] [Listen]
June 9 (Pentecost 3) - "Jesus Finds Death and Gives Life" [PDF]
June 12 (Pentecost 3 Midweek) - "Come to the Feast!" [PDF] [Listen]
June 16 (Pentecost 4) - "Such Great Mercy!" [PDF] [Listen]
June 23 (Pentecost 5) - "Your Bacon or Your Jesus?" [PDF] [Listen]
July 7 (Pentecost 7) - "The Peacemaker Cometh" [PDF] [Listen]
July 10 (Pentecost 7 Midweek) - "Bread of Sin, Bread of Life" [PDF] [Listen]
July 14 (Pentecost 8) - "Mercy? Mercy!" [PDF] [Listen]
August 4 (Pentecost 11) - "The Revealing Word" [PDF] [Listen]
August 11 (Pentecost 12) - "No Worries, Mate!" [PDF] [Listen]
August 14 (St. Mary, Mother of our Lord) - "He Remembered!" [PDF] [Listen]

2012
May 27 (The Feast of Pentecost) - "Dry Bones No More" [PDF] [Listen]
June 3 (The Feast of the Holy Trinity) - "Not Good Enough No More" [PDF] [Listen]
June 10 (Pentecost 2) - "Binding the One Who Bound Us to Set Us Free" [PDF] [Listen]
June 13 (St. Barnabas, Apostle [observed]) - "A Remarkable Man" [PDF] [Listen]
June 17 (Pentecost 3) - "His Seed, His Kingdom, His Growth" [PDF] [Listen]
July 1 (Pentecost 5) - "The Will of God Is Always Best" [PDF] [Listen]
July 8 (Pentecost 6) - "Strength For the Weak" [PDF]
July 11 (Pentecost 6 Midweek) - "Jesus Dwells with Sinners" [PDF] [Listen]
July 15 (Pentecost 7) - "At Home in Christ" [PDF] [Listen]
July 22 (St. Mary Magdalene) - "Addicts of Sin Now Free in Christ" [PDF] [Listen]
July 29 (Pentecost 9) - "Not From Power, but From Promise" [PDF] [Listen]

2011
June 8 (Vigil of Pentecost) - "Our Connection to the Life and Love of God" [PDF]
                                                                                                        [Listen]
June 12 (The Feast of Pentecost) - "Come, Holy Spirit" [PDF] [Listen]
June 19 (The Festival of the Holy Trinity) - "Let There Be Light" [PDF] [Listen]
June 26 (Pentecost 2) - "The Prince of Peace Who Comes With a Sword" [PDF] [Listen]
July 3 (Pentecost 3) - "The Easy Yoke of Jesus" [PDF] [Listen]
July 10 (Pentecost 4) - "Not Foolish, But Gracious" [PDF] [Listen]
July 13 (Pentecost 4 Midweek) - "The Heart of God" [PDF] [Listen]
August 7 (Pentecost 8) - "Music to His Ears" [PDF] [Listen]
August 10 (Pentecost 8 Midweek) - "Our Lord Who Provides" [PDF] [Listen]
August 14 (Pentecost 9) - "A Dog's Life" [PDF] [Listen]
August 21 (Pentecost 10) - "What Do You Say?" [PDF] [Listen]
August 28 (Pentecost 11) - "The Cross is Our Only Theology" [PDF] [Listen]
September 4 (Pentecost 12) - "Learning to Ride the Gospel" [PDF] [Listen]

2010
May 23 (The Feast of Pentecost) - "Come, Holy Spirit" [PDF] [Listen]
May 30 (The Festival of the Holy Trinity) - "A Doctrine or a Life?" [PDF] [Listen]
June 6 (Pentecost 2) - "God Visits His People to Give Life" [PDF] [Listen]
June 9 (St. Barnabas, Apostle [observed]) - "All That We Need" [PDF] [Listen]
June 13 (Pentecost 3) - "Filled With Forgiveness and Love" [PDF] [Listen]
June 20 (Pentecost 4) - "Set Free" [PDF] [Listen]
June 27 (Pentecost 5) - "Setting His Face Toward You" [PDF] [Listen]
July 4 (Pentecost 6) - "The Lamb Wins!" [PDF] [Listen]
July 25 (St. James the Elder, Apostle) - "Our Baptismal Glory" [PDF] [Listen]
August 1 (Pentecost 10) - "Relax, Eat, Drink, and Be Merry . . . at The Feast Which Has No End" [PDF] [Listen]
August 8 (Pentecost 11) - "Don't Worry About It" [PDF] [Listen]
August 11 (Pentecost 11 Midweek) - "United in Christ" [PDF] [Listen]
August 15 (St. Mary, Mother of our Lord) - "The Blessing of the Word: From Eve to Mary to You" [PDF] [Listen]

2009
May 31 (The Feast of Pentecost) - "Victorious in Christ" [PDF] [Listen]
June 7 (The Festival of the Holy Trinity) - "Driven to the Cross" [PDF] [Listen]
June 14 (Pentecost 2) - "Rest in His Promise" [PDF] [Listen]
July 5 (Pentecost 5) - "Powerful Weakness" [PDF] [Listen]
July 12 (Pentecost 6) - "The Freedom of a Christian" [PDF] [Listen]
July 19 (Penecost 7) - "Desolate Places Turned to Green Pastures" [PDF] [Listen]
July 26 (Pentecost 8) - "The God Who is Able" [PDF] [Listen]
August 2 (Pentecost 9) - "The Bread of Life" [PDF] [Listen]
August 23 (Pentecost 12) - "Real Washing" [PDF] [Listen]

2008
May 11 (The Feast of Pentecost) - "A Continuous Outpouring" [PDF]
May 18 (The Festival of the Holy Trinity) -"Worship and Life" [PDF]
May 25 (Pentecost 2) - "Who's Really Serving Who?" [PDF]
June 1 (Pentecost 3) - "Our House" [PDF]
June 8 (Pentecost 4) - "From Outcast to Evangelist" [PDF]
June 15 (Pentecost 5) - "Getting Over Ourselves" [PDF]
June 22 (Pentecost 6) - "The Baptismal Life" [PDF]
July 6 (Pentecost 8) - "The Beating Heart of the Christian Life" [PDF]
July 27 (Pentecost 11) - "He Gave All For You" [PDF]
August 3 (Pentecost 12) - "Both Guests and Givers" [PDF]

2007
May 27 (The Feast of Pentecost) - "Making a Name, or Receiving One?" [PDF]
June 3 (The Festival of the Holy Trinity) - "The Great, Merciful I AM" [PDF]
June 10 (Pentecost 2) - "Stopping the Procession!" [PDF]
June 17 (Pentecost 3) - "Learning Forgiveness" [PDF]
July 1 (Pentecost 5) - "Don't Give Up" [PDF]
July 8 (Pentecost 6) - "The Lamb Wins!" [PDF]
July 15 (Pentecost 7) - "Lord, Have Mercy!" [PDF]
July 22 (St. Mary Magdalene) - "How Great Our Sin; How Great Our Saviour" [PDF]
July 29 (Pentecost 9) - "Lord, Teach Us to Pray" [PDF]

2006
June 4 (The Feast of Pentecost) - "The Spirit of Life" [PDF]
June 18 (Pentecost 2) - "The "Three R's" of the Sabbath: Rest, Remember, and Receive" [PDF]
July 2 (Pentecost 4) - "God's Green Thumb" [PDF]
July 9 (Pentecost 5) - "Fear and Faith" [PDF]
July 16 (Pentecost 6) - "Great is His Faithfulness" [PDF]
July 23 (Pentecost 7) - "Strength in Weakness" [PDF]
August 6 (Pentecost 9) - "Great Compassion" [PDF]
August 13 (Pentecost 10) - "Not a Bread King, a Blood King" [PDF]
August 20 (Pentecost 11) - "Wonder Bread" [PDF]
August 27 (Pentecost 12) - "Bread for the Journey" [PDF]

2005
May 15 (Festival of Pentecost) -"The Comforting Work of the Spirit" [PDF]
May 22 (Festival of Holy Trinity) -"Images of God, Then and Now" [PDF]
May 29 (Pentecost 2) -"Building a House?" [PDF]
June 5 (Pentecost 3) -"Whose Counting?" [PDF]
June 19 (Pentecost 5) -"Going Against the Flow" [PDF]
June 26 (Pentecost 6) -"Water is Thicker than Blood!" [PDF]
July 3 (Pentecost 7) -"The Freedom of the Gospel" [PDF]
July 10 (Pentecost 8) -"A Promised Harvest" [PDF]
July 24 (Pentecost 10) -"God's Treasures" [PDF]
July 31 (Pentecost 11) -"He Does All Things Well" [PDF]
August 7 (Pentecost 12) -"Little Faiths, Gracious God" [PDF]

2004
May 30 (The Festival of Pentecost) -"The Work of the Holy Spirit" [PDF]
June 6 (The Festival of Holy Trinity) -"Drawn into the Life of God" [PDF]
June 20 (Pentecost 3) -"A Confrontation of Life and Death" [PDF]
June 27 (Pentecost 4) -"The Canceller of Debts" [PDF]
July 4 (Pentecost 5) -"Dependent and Free" [PDF]
July 18 (Pentecost 7) -"The Greatest Gift" [PDF]
July 25 (St. James The Elder) -"A Remarkable Transformation" [PDF]
August 15 (Mary, Mother of Our Lord) -"An Old Adage; a New Twist" [PDF]
August 22 (Pentecost 12) -"A Kingdom for Sinners" [PDF]

2003
June 8 (Festival of Pentecost) - "The Spirit of Life" [PDF]
June 15 (Holy Trinity) - "Our God of Love" [PDF]
June 22 (Pentecost 2) - "It's a Heart Thing!" [PDF]
July 6 (Pentecost 4) - "A Kingdom Only God Can Grow" [PDF]
July 13 (Pentecost 5) - "A God Who Stays and Gives" [PDF]
July 20 (Pentecost 6) - "Never-failing Compassion" [PDF]
July 27 (Pentecost 7) - "Who's the Offensive One?" [PDF]
August 3 (Pentecost 8) - "The Second String?" [PDF]
August 17 (Pentecost 10) - "Eating With God" [PDF]
August 24 (St. Batholomew) - "Treasure in Jars of Clay" [PDF]
August 31 (Pentecost 12) - "Where is Your Life" [PDF]

2002
June 30 (Pentecost 6) -"The Sword and Cross Bring Life" [PDF]
July 7 (Pentecost 7) -"Our King Has Come to Set Us Free" [PDF]
July 14 (Pentecost 8) -"A Promised Harvest" [PDF]
July 21 (Pentecost 9) -"Weed Free: Not Now, but Forever" [PDF]
July 28 (Pentecost 10) -"A Sure and Certain Hope" [PDF]
August 4 (Pentecost 11) -"Join the Crowds... Come and Eat!" [PDF]
August 11 (Pentecost 12) -"Hearing in the Midst of the Storm" [PDF]