Authors

Anna Tew

Anna Tew

The Rev. Anna Tew is a Lutheran pastor based in South Hadley, Massachusetts. She has served a fantastic little parish called Our Savior’s Lutheran Church for seven years. Anna was born and raised in Alabama and considers Atlanta her second home. She graduated from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in 2011 and has served in a variety of settings since then, including both parish ministry and hospital chaplaincy. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, CrossFit, and music of all kinds.

Sermons and Bible Studies

Temptation, Wild Beasts, and Angels, Lent 1 (B) – February 18, 2024

February 18, 2024

[RCL] Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-9; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15 As a church, we find ourselves in the Lenten wilderness for another year. We understand the concept of wilderness. Literally […]

Believing in Hope, All Saints’ Day (A), tr. – 2023

November 05, 2023

[RCL] Revelation 7:9-17; Psalm 34:1-10, 22; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12 Remember what happened in 2016? No, not that. The Cubs won the World Series. Dr. Thomas G. Long, preaching […]

Life Is a Team Sport, Day of Pentecost (A) – 2023

May 28, 2023

[RCL] Acts 2:1-21 or Numbers 11:24-30; Psalm 104:25-35, 37; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 or Acts 2:1-21; John 20:19-23 or John 7:37-39 It’s Pentecost. It’s also graduation season. It’s a time when […]

Sound the Alarm, Ash Wednesday – March 2, 2022

March 02, 2022

[RCL] Joel 2:1-2,12-17 or Isaiah 58:1-12; Psalm 103 or 103:8-14; 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10; Matthew 6:1-6,16-21 “Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy mountain.” There are moments […]

The Season, 1 Christmas – 2021

December 26, 2021

[RCL] Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Psalm 147 or 147:13-21; Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7; John 1:1-18 “’Tis the season to be jolly!” we sing at parties and at church events. Then, on Christmas, we […]

After This, Ascension Day – 2021

May 13, 2021

RCL: Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47 or Psalm 93; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53 “Who are we going to be after this?” Let us imagine the disciples, gazing up into heaven, witnessing […]

It’s Holy Week. So What?, Palm Sunday (B) – 2021

March 28, 2021

RCL:  Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 14:1-15:47or Mark 15:1-39, [40-47] With so much going on in the world, it may seem almost silly to insist on giving so […]

Totality, Proper 16 (A) – 2020

August 23, 2020

[RCL]: Exodus 1:8-2:10; Psalm 124; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20 Fun fact: before there was coronavirus, the last time “corona” was in the news was during the solar eclipse of 2017. […]

Split Screen, Easter 7 (A) – May 24, 2020

May 24, 2020

[RCL]: Acts 1:6-14; Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36; 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11; John 17:1-11 “And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am […]

The Word Became Flesh, Christmas Day (III) – 2019

December 25, 2019

“Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard      Are sweeter; therefore, ye soft pipes, play on…           Bold Lover, never, never canst thou kiss, Though […]

Protesters, Palm Sunday (C) – 2019

April 15, 2019

What comes to mind when you think of the word “protester”? Regardless of what you may initially picture, there are many types of protesters, of course. There are antiwar protesters, […]

Jesus, Daniel, and Johnny, Lent 1 (C) – 2019

March 10, 2019

Humanity vs. the Devil. It’s a tale as old as time. You might know one such story that starts like this: “It’s a story they tell in the border country, […]

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