On April 8, Pastor Katy preaches on Luke 10:25-29. You’ve probably heard Jesus’ Great Commandment to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself. It sounds easy enough, but one of our greatest challenges comes in defining our neighbor. I find myself describing my […]

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On April 1, Pastor Katy preaches on Mark 16:1-11. Dreams have a way of taking root within us. Perhaps they grow slowly for a while, but at some point we make a choice to either chase the dream or let it die. For Mary Magdalene, dreaming of a life free from the torment of her […]

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On March 25, Pastor Katy preaches on John 19:38-42. The week begins with a celebration, a party complete with waving palm branches and shouts of Hosanna! Two faces hung back in the crowd, wanting to catch a glimpse of Jesus riding in to town, but not ready for others to catch them looking. Nicodemus and […]

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“The Road: The Bystander”

On March 11, Pastor Katy preaches on Mark 15:19-21. It’s easy to be a bystander, one who simply stands back and observes the experiences of others. Many of us stand by as neighbors and friends journey through life’s ups and downs. The birth of a friend’s first grandchild, the death of someone’s parent, a neighbor […]

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“The Road: The Great Exchange”

On March 4, Pastor Katy preaches on Mark 15:6-15. A zealot, a rebel, a bandit, a murderer. Barabbas was a man who had caused great trouble for the leaders of his time. He had not followed the rules and believed, as a zealot, that God’s kingdom could not come on earth while they were under […]

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“The Road: The Walking Wounded”

On February 25, Pastor Katy preaches on Luke 22:47-51. The story of Peter and the High Priest’s servant Malchus is a story we all live out every day (minus the sword and with a little less bodily harm). At the core, it’s about two people who stand on opposing sides of something with very different […]

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“A Chariot of Fire”

On February 11, Transfiguration Sunday, Pastor Katy preaches on 2 Kings 2:1-12. There are mysteries in life that, even with scientific explanation, captivate our attention. Then there are the mysteries of God that we try to explain, try to understand and tame into something we can then easily dismiss, but are beyond taming. The story […]

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“The Secrets We Share: Grief”

On February 4, Pastor Katy preaches on 2 Samuel 12:15b-23; 18-33. There are many causes for grief, but grief is a universal experience. Whether one is grieving a lost possession, or the death of a loved one, our world seems to tell us that we’re allowed to grieve for a period, but then we’re expected […]

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“The Secrets We Share: Addiction”

On January 28, Pastor Katy preaches on Mark 5:1-9. I’ve often thought that heaven would look a bit like the Garden of Eden, an abundance of food and time to just relax in nature and in God’s presence. But even in Eden, Adam and Eve find themselves hiding from God. The story of the Gerasene […]

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