“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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“The Secrets We Share: Depression”

On January 21, Pastor Katy preaches on 1 Kings 19:1-8. In 1 Kings 19, Elijah is done. He’s tired of being a prophet and the difficult life that it creates. He’s isolated and burned out, rejected and overwhelmed. He goes off into the wilderness and prays, “It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my […]

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On January 7, Pastor Katy preaches on Matthew 2:13-15. Many of us have had that feeling where you wake up one morning and take a hard look your life, your job, your health, your marriage, or any number of other things, and you ask yourself, “how on earth did I get here?!” It’s rarely a […]

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“The Hope of Christmas Future”

On Dec. 24, Pastor Katy preaches on Luke 24:1-5. Ebenezer Scrooge wakens from the strangest dream he’s ever had, and a determination to change his own future. The Ghost of Christmas Future reveals the gloom of what is to come if Scrooge does not change his ways, and it horrifies him. Each of us carries […]

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“The Remembrance of Christmas Past”

On December 10, Pastor Katy preaches on John 4:7-10, 16-19. We all have a past. Some of us look back fondly on days that are etched in our memories as “the good ol’ days,” while looking back causes others pain and grief. For Ebenezer Scrooge, as for most of us, it’s probably a combination of […]

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“Bah! Humbug!”

On December 3, Pastor Katy preaches on Hebrews 12:1-2. Perhaps the greatest message from our “Redemption of Scrooge” Advent series is the idea that if Christ is able to redeem Ebenezer Scrooge’s joyless life, then Christ can surely redeem you and me. This first Sunday of Advent, we look around and remember that Advent is […]

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“Adam Envy”

On November 19, Pastor Katy preaches on 1 Timothy 2:8-15. The New Testament letters (as well as other books) hold some mysterious challenges within their pages. Statements about how to treat one’s slaves appear to condone slavery. Words about women not wearing braids or gold, not speaking or teaching, and having no authority over men seem to […]

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“Earthly Masters”

On November 12, Pastor Katy preaches on Ephesians 6:5-9. Following the events of last Sunday in Sutherland Springs, many of us have questions. Why do these things keep happening to innocent victims just living their lives at a concert, on a bike path, in a night club, and finally at a family church on Sunday morning? We […]

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“Faith of Our Ancestors”

On November 5, Pastor Katy preaches on Hebrews 11:1-8. Sunday is All Saints Sunday, a day when we remember and honor those who have gone before us. The Orthodox Church believes that when we praise God with one another, we join with all those who now reside eternally with God in a state of constant praise and […]

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