Saint Athanasius Lutheran Church
Missouri Synod
114 Kingsley Road SW, Vienna, VA  22180
703-455-4003
Rev. James Douthwaite, Pastor
Pentecost 13 - End of Church Year Sermons
2014
September 7 (Pentecost 13) - "Two Hands, One Goal" [PDF] [Listen]
September 10 (Pentecost 13 Midweek) - "
It's His Forgiveness to Give, Not Yours to
                                                            Withhold
" [PDF] [Listen]
September 14 (Holy Cross Day) - "More Than A Relic" [PDF] [Listen]

2013
August 18 (Pentecost 13) - "Peace in Christ" [PDF] [Listen]
August 25 (Pentecost 14) - "Be Striving" [PDF] [Listen]
September 1 (Pentecost 15) - "When Higher is Really Lower . . . and Vice Versa" [PDF]
                                                                                                                 [Listen]
September 8 (Pentecost 16) - "How Much? How Many? . . . One" [PDF] [Listen]
September 11 (St. Matthew [observed]) - "Follow Me" [PDF] [Listen]
September 15 (Pentecost 17) - "Jesus' Joy, Our Joy" [PDF] [Listen]
September 22 (Pentecost 18) - "Absurd and Crazy Love" [PDF] [Listen]
September 29 (St. Michael and All Angels) - "With Us on the Battlefield" [PDF] [Listen]
October 6 (Pentecost 20) - "Mercy is Better" [PDF] [Listen]
October 13 (Pentecost 21) - "Going Somewhere?" [PDF] [Listen]
October 20 (Pentecost 22) - "The Cross Is the Bedrock of Faith" [PDF] [Listen]
October 27 (Festival of thhe Reformation) - "We Are Beggars, This Is True" [PDF] [Listen]
November 3 (Feast of All Saints) - "All the Saints" [PDF] [Listen]
November 10 (Pentecost 25) - "Life and Hope, Now and Forever, in Jesus" [PDF] [Listen]
November 13 (Pentecost 25 Midweek) - "A Tree-Climbing Sinner; A Tree-Climbing
                                                           Saviour" [PDF] [Listen]
November 17 (Pentecost 26) - "A Day of Fear or a Day of Joy?" [PDF] [Listen]
November 24 (Last Sunday of the Church Year) - "What's Going On?" [PDF] [Listen]

2012
August 26 (Pentecost 13) - "A Truly Wonderful Tradition" [PDF]
September 2 (Pentecost 14) - "Truly Clean and Holy" [PDF] [Listen]
September 9 (Pentecost 15) - "A Life-changing Ephphatha" [PDF] [Listen]
September 12 (Pentecost 15 Midweek) - "A Very Good Father" [PDF]
September 16 (Pentecost 16) - "A Model Prayer" [PDF] [Listen]
September 23 (Pentecost 17) - "Words That Make All the Difference in the World" [PDF]
                                                                                                                   [Listen]
September 30 (St. Michael and All Angels [observed]) - "The Victory of Blood and Word"
                                                                                                          [PDF] [Listen]
October 14 (Pentecost 20) - "A Treasure Who Cares For You" [PDF] [Listen]
October 21 (Pentecost 21) - "His Poverty Makes Us Rich" [PDF] [Listen]
October 28 (The Festival of the Reformation [observed]) - "The New Normal" [PDF]
                                                                                                                 [Listen]
November 4 (The Feast of All Saints [observed]) -
     Guest Preacher: Rt. Rev. Joseph Ochola Omolo, Lutheran Church in Kenya [Listen]
November 11 (Pentecost 24) - "Living With a View to the End" [PDF] [Listen]
November 14 (Pentecost 24 Midweek) - "Christ: The Wisdom of God" [PDF] [Listen]
November 18 (Pentecost 25) - "The Glue Holding Our World Together" [PDF] [Listen]
November 21 (Eve of National Thanksgiving) - "It Is Right to Give Him Thanks and Praise"
                                                                                                           [PDF] [Listen]
November 25 (Last Sunday of the Church Year) - "The Last Day: A Day of Joy" [PDF]
                                                                                                                    [Listen]

2011
September 11 (Pentecost 13) - "Forgiveness is Never Over" [PDF] [Listen]
September 18 (Pentecost 14) - "100% Jesus" [PDF] [Listen]
September 25 (St. Michael and All Angels) - "The Victory of the Cross
                                                                in the Fog of the war" [PDF] [Listen]
October 2 (Pentecost 16) - "The Parable of the Noble Master" [PDF] [Listen]
October 12 (Pentecost 17 Midweek) - "The Lord of Life and Death" [PDF] [Listen]
October 16 (Pentecost 18) - "Two Kingdoms, One God" [PDF] [Listen]
October 23 (St. James of Jerusalem) - "Our Brother, the Messiah" [PDF] [Listen]
November 6 (Feast of All Saints, observed) - "The Communion of Saints" [PDF] [Listen]
November 13 (Pentecost 22) - "Knowing Your Master" [PDF] [Listen]
November 23 (Eve of National Thanksgiving) - "The Feast Before the Feast" [PDF][Listen]

2010
August 22 (Pentecost 13) - "The Answer Is: Jesus" [PDF] [Listen]
August 29 (Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist) - "One Lamb, Two Saint Johns" [PDF]
                                                                                                               [Listen]
September 5 (Pentecost 15) - "You Are Not Able . . . Yet You Are!" [PDF] [Listen]
September 8 (Pentecost 15 Midweek) - "A Lily in the Hand of Jesus" [PDF] [Listen]
September 12 (Pentecost 16) - "Your Shepherd is Here" [PDF] [Listen]
September 26 (Pentecost 18) - "Knowing God Through the Cross" [PDF] [Listen]
October 3 (Pentecost 19) - "Struggles of Faith; Worthy in Christ" [PDF] [Listen]
October 17 (Pentecost 21) - "The Wrestling of Faith" [PDF] [Listen]
October 24 (Pentecost 22) - "An Honest Self-Evaluation" [PDF] [Listen]
November 7 (All Saints Day, observed) - "Saints!" [PDF] [Listen]
November 10 (Pentecost 24 Midweek) - "Jacob's Ladder is Jesus" [PDF] [Listen]
November 14 (Pentecost 25) - "A Good Ending" [PDF] [Listen]
November 21 (Last Sunday of the Church Year) - "Really? Really!" [PDF] [Listen]
November 24 (Eve of National Thanksgiving) - "Let Us Bless the Lord" [PDF] [Listen]

2009
August 30 (Pentecost 13) - "Not Scrapped, but Redeemed" [PDF] [Listen]
September 6 (Pentecost 14) - "He Does All Things Well" [PDF] [Listen]
September 9 (Pentecost 14 Midweek) - "You Are the Man!" [PDF] [Listen]
September 13 (Pentecost 15) - "Many Variables, One Constant" [PDF] [Listen]
September 20 (Pentecost 16) - "The Greatness of Children" [PDF] [Listen]
September 27 (Pentecost 17) - "How Large is Your Millstone?" [PDF] [Listen]
October 4 (Pentecost 18) - "It's Not About Rules - It's About Life" [PDF] [Listen]
October 14 (St. Luke [transferred]) - "Peace Be With You" [PDF] [Listen]
October 18 (Pentecost 20) - "The God Who Loves Us" [PDF] [Listen]
October 25 (The Festival of the Reformation) - "An Eternal Gospel" [PDF] [Listen]
November 1 (The Feast of All Saints) - "Remembering the Littlest Saints" [PDF] [Listen]
November 8 (Pentecost 23) - "Worldly Widows, Heavenly Brides" [PDF]
November 15 (Pentecost 24) - "Divine Endurance" [PDF] [Listen]
November 22 (Last Sunday of the Church Year) - "Not Yet - Stay Awake" [PDF] [Listen]
November 25 (Eve of National Thanksgiving) - "Lives of Thanks and Praise" [PDF]
                                                                                [Listen]

2008
August 10 (Pentecost 13) - "Wet Disciples" [PDF]
August 17 (Pentecost 14) - "Merciful Struggles" [PDF]
August 24 (St. Bartholomew) - "Gospel Greatness" [PDF]
August 31 (Pentecost 16) - "Cross Vocations" [PDF]
September 7 (Pentecost 17) - "Picking Weedy Flowers" [PDF]
September 10 (Holy Cross Day) - "The Cross is Our Only Theology" [PDF]
September 14 (Pentecost 18) - "First Responders in a Sin-filled World" [PDF]
September 21 (Pentecost 19) - "Called to Life" [PDF]
September 28 (St. Michael and All Angels) - "Great Angels, A Greater Saviour" [PDF]
October 5  (Pentecost 21) - "Faithful Vines are Fruitful Vines"  [PDF]
October 12 (Pentecost 22) - "His Best, His Abundance, His All"  [PDF]
October 19 (Pentecost 23) - "Pulpits of Peace, Not Politics"  [PDF]
October 26 (Reformation Sunday) - "What Kind of Fortress?"  [PDF]
November 2 (The Feast of All Saints) - "Saints and Children of God"  [PDF]
November 9 (Pentecost 26) - "Foolish-Looking Wisdom" [PDF]
November 16 (Pentecost 27) - "Faithful or Fearful?" [PDF]
November 23 (Last Sunday of the Church Year) - "In the Footsteps of the Shepherd"    [PDF]
November 26 (Eve of National Thanksgiving) - "His Steadfast Love and Faithfulness" [PDF]

2007
September 2 (Pentecost 14) - "The Truly Open Door" [PDF]
September 9 (Pentecost 15) - "Living in the Extremes" [PDF]
September 16 (Pentecost 16) - "A Searching, Finding, Rejoicing God" [PDF]
September 23 (Pentecost 17) - "Giving Sons of a Giving God" [PDF]
September 30 (Pentecost 18) - "Lazarus, Our Role Model" [PDF]
October 7 (Pentecost 19) - "Worthy in Christ" [PDF]
October 14 (Pentecost 20) - "Unfailing Mercy" [PDF]
October 28 (The Festival of the Reformation) - "Not Just History" [PDF]
November 4 (The Feast of All Saints) - "All Saints Around the Lamb" [PDF]
November 18 (Pentecost 25) - "Confidence to Face the Future" [PDF]
November 21 (Eve of National Thanksgiving) - "Remember, to Give Thanks" [PDF]
November 25 (Last Sunday of the Church Year) - "A King Who Works For You" [PDF]

2006
September 3  (Pentecost 13) - "True Wisdom! Let Us Attend" [PDF]
September 17 (Pentecost 15) - "Not Enactment, but Enfleshment!" [PDF]
October 1 (Pentecost 17) - "Crosses of Love" [PDF]
October 8 (Pentecost 18) - "Right-Side-Up in an Upside-Down World" [PDF]
October 15 (Pentecost 19) - "Unbelievable Forgiveness?" [PDF]
October 22 (Pentecost 20) - "A Model Marriage" [PDF]
October 29 (The Festival of the Reformation) - "The Real Reformation" [PDF]
November 5 (The Feast of All Saints) - "Real Saints are Poor in Spirit" [PDF]
November 12 (Third-Last Sunday in the Church Year) - "The Birth Pains of Our New Life" [PDF]
November 19 (Second-Last Sunday in the Church Year) - "The Hanging Judge" [PDF]
November 22 (Eve of National Thanksgiving) - "Forgive Us, Lord, and Teach Us Thankfulness" [PDF]
November 26 (Last Sunday in the Church Year) - "Keep Awake!" [PDF]

2005
August 14 (Pentecost 13) -"My Theology or His?" [PDF]
August 28 (Pentecost 15) -"A Cruciform Life" [PDF]
September 4 (Pentecost 16) -"Restoring the Devastated" [PDF]
September 11 (Pentecost 17) -"Taking Forgiveness For Granted?" [PDF]
September 18 (Pentecost 18) -"All By Grace" [PDF]
September 25 (Pentecost 19) -"In the Right Place" [PDF]
October 9 (Pentecost 21) -"Come to the Feast!" [PDF]
October 16 (Pentecost 22) -"Spurious Alternative!" [PDF]
October 23 (Pentecost 23) -"Putting the 'Christ' in Christians!" [PDF]
October 30 (The Festival of the Reformation) -"Set Free!" [PDF]
November 6 (The Feast of All Saints) -"One Church, of All the Saints" [PDF]
November 13 (Second Last Sunday in the Church Year) -"Sweating the Small Stuff" [PDF]
November 20 (Last Sunday in  the Church Year) -"Wake! Awake!" [PDF]
November 23 (Eve of National Thanksgiving) -"Goodness in Action" [PDF]

2004
September 5 (Pentecost 14) -"The Door of Life" [PDF]
September 12 (Pentecost 15) -"The Heavenly Seating Chart" [PDF]
September 19 (Pentecost 16) -"Out with the Old; In with the New" [PDF]
September 26 (Pentecost 17) -"Unimaginable Mercy" [PDF]
October 3 (Pentecost 18) -"Giving Sons of a Giving God" [PDF]
October 10 (Pentecost 19) -"The True Reality" [PDF]
October 17 (Pentecost 20) -"Above and Beyond the Call of Duty?" [PDF]
October 24 (Pentecost 21) -"Rise and Go!" [PDF]
October 31 (The Festival of the Reformation) -"The Kingdom of Heaven Suffers Violence" [PDF]
November 7 (The Feast of All Saints) -"Where is Your Saintliness?" [PDF]
November 14 (2nd-Last Sunday in Church Year) -"Worried About Judgment Day?" [PDF]
November 21 (Last Sunday in Church Year) -"Who is it?" [PDF]

2003
September 7 (Pentecost 13) - "Eating is Not Just About Eating!" [PDF]
September 14 (Holy Cross Day) - "Looking to the Cross" [PDF]
September 21 (St. Matthew) - "It's Not About You, it's For You!" [PDF]
September 28 (Pentecost 16) - "Opened Ears Point to an Opened Heaven" [PDF]
October 5 (Pentecost 17) - "Crosses of Love" [PDF]
October 12 (Pentecost 18) - "First or Last?" [PDF]
October 19 (Pentecost 19) - "The Fire of God -- Now or Later?" [PDF]
October 26 (The Festival of the Reformation) - "Faithfulness and Freedom" [PDF]
November 2 (The Feast of All Saints) - "Two Pictures, One Faith" [PDF]
November 9 (Third Last Sunday) - "A Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On!" [PDF]
November 16 (Second Last Sunday) - "The Finisher of our Faith" [PDF]
November 23 (Last Sunday) - "The God Who Is Able" [PDF]
November 26 (Thanksgiving Eve) - "What Are We Saying When We Say 'Thank You'?" [PDF]

2002
August 25 (Pentecost 14) -"The Creed, the Church, and the Keys" [PDF]
September 1 (Pentecost 15) -"When the Great Confession Meets Life" [PDF]
September 8 (Pentecost 16) -"Only One Answer" [PDF]
September 15 (Pentecost 17) -"The Cross of Jubilee" [PDF]
September 22 (Pentecost 18) -"Fairness in Perspective" [PDF]
September 29 (St. Michael & All Angels) -"War and Peace" [PDF]
October 6 (Pentecost 20) -"The Folly of Sin and Grace" [PDF]
October 13 (Pentecost 21) -"Peace in Trying Times" [PDF]
October 20 (Pentecost 22) -"The Image We Bear" [PDF]
October 27 (The Festival of the Reformation) -"Our Freedom in Christ" [PDF]
November 3 (The Feast of All Saints) -"We Feebly Struggle, They in Glory Shine" [PDF]
November 10 (3rd Last Sunday) -"His Words are True" [PDF]
November 17 (2nd Last Sunday) -"Sheep First, then Deeds" [PDF]
November 24 (Last Sunday) -"The Five Wise Virgins Lutheran Church" [PDF]