AuthorVicar Nancy Brody

Vicar, 2018-2019
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Nancy Brody was called to serve as pastor of Messiah Parish in Halifax, PA. Her congregations are named Messiah Lutheran Church (Fisherville) and St. Peter (Fetterhoff’s).

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Today we hear how the Almighty One does great things for the lowly, those who fear and are hungry, those who need assistance and all who hold onto a promise from God. We lit a final candle and assembled a humble manger in preparation for the Christ child, the baby Jesus, Mary’s son, our Lord.…

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New Day Sermonadvent 3 Is it up to us to muster up hope and joy this holiday season? When circumstances make it difficult, joy, like faith can only be received from God. What we need to fill our spirits is available, yet not always accessible. Why?

Christ as King

Christ The King Last Sunday After Pentecost You might be surprised to know that one of my biggest challenges in seminary was learning to decipher the church calendar. If I am supposed to keep track of days and dates, I need a big rectangle with little squares. Before going to seminary, saying Advent comes before…

Rotate, 180 Degrees

Pentecost 22 To be an agent of God’s grace, one must possess at least three things: mercy, faithfulness and righteousness. Jesus surpasses all priestly requirements as the true King of Peace. Unlike other priests, he never committed violence, and never spoke deceitfully. Before he sacrificed himself on the altar, he wanted his disciples to consider…

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The Power of Jesus and Chocolate

Traditional Sermon Pentecost 19 My big brother swears I got him into trouble. If I did, there was only one time, that I remember feeling bad about it, lol. I guess I’m still that way. If something is not right, I generally tell someone. I tell Customer Service about car lights on in the parking…

Skin in the Game

New Day Sermon pentecost 13 Weeks ago, Jesus fed the five thousand with staple food: bread and fish. In John 6: 51-58, Jesus throws his flesh and blood onto the menu. Throughout our lifetime, we taste, explore and understand the world around us through our senses. What we see and hear is filtered through specialized…

Eating and Living Side-by-Side

John 6: 1-21 Let us pray. Dear LORD: May your holy word and my thoughts work together to provide the spiritual food and energy we need. Help us to recognize your presence and engage ourselves. Amen. ²“A crowd followed him because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick.” (RSV) They were…