“Claimed. Called. Commissioned.”

On January 8, Pastor Katy preaches on Matthew 3:13-17. Every year, the first Sunday after Epiphany we celebrate “Baptism of Our Lord Sunday.” Baptism is an ancient practice that was created anew by Jesus, a sacrament which we hold as a vital part of our faith today. While we’re only baptized once in our life, we can remember […]

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“By Another Road”

On January 1, Pastor Katy preaches on Matthew 2:1-12. After visiting the Christ child in Bethlehem, the Magi were warned in a dream to return by another road, but we never learn where they go from there. The road ahead is unexpected, unfamiliar, and unwritten. As we turn the page from 2016 and begin 2017, […]

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“Prince of Peace”

On December 18, Pastor Katy preaches on Luke 10:3-6. What does it really mean to call Jesus the “Prince of Peace”? He was born to a carpenter and a teenage mother from the armpit of Judaea, called Nazareth. Not exactly the noble birth of a prince. Born during a time of forced peace in the […]

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“Mighty God”

On December 4, Pastor Katy preaches on Mark 1:21-28. Once upon a time in a world far, far, away…as children it’s normal to make up these imaginary worlds where you might be the king or queen and you make all the rules, but as we grow into adults we settle into the way things are […]

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“Wonderful Counselor”

On November 27, Pastor Katy preaches on Luke 2:1-7. The prophet Isaiah speaks hope into an uncertain world. An edict from an oppressive government forces all to be registered and counted. Little did they know that as Mary and Joseph respond to the edict and travel to Bethlehem, they birth Isaiah’s hope into their own […]

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“Giving as Stewardship”

On November 13, Pastor Katy preaches on Matthew 25:14-19. How do we view the things that we own, the gifts that we’re given, and the earth that we live on? When we talk, we often say things like “my car,” “my time,” or maybe “my trees.” What does it mean to own something, and how […]

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“Giving as Justice and Mercy”

On November 6 (All Saints Sunday), Pastor Katy preaches on Micah 6:6-8. Have you ever felt pulled in so many directions that you just stopped, threw up your hands and screamed out, “What do you want from me, God!?” The question goes back all the way to the people of Israel and their own struggles […]

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