Broken Hallelujahs: I Was Invisible

See me. From infancy through the end of life we have a human need to be seen by those around us. When our needs, our dreams, our very presence are completely ignored we begin to feel invisible. The poor man Lazarus was invisible to a wealthy landowner at whose gates he was laid. When have […]

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Christmas Eve 2016

Inviting Outsiders to the Table As we listen to the Christmas story we realize that God gives good news first to the outsiders. Shepherds (literally outside) are approached by angelic visitors and told to go see what has happened. Mary and Joseph welcome them to the birthing suite (outside the home, with the animals). Magi, astrologers […]

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We Are Salt

Reading from Mark 9:38-50 Pastor Elaine Olson calls us to recognize that we are all salt, the grains of grace for a longing world.

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A Word to Simon

On the occasion of a child’s baptism, Pastor Kris shares words of advice for growing as a Disciple of Jesus Christ. Start Seeing Motorcycles!

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Fruitful: Radical Hospitality

This sermon begins a 5-week series on the Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations. Jesus exemplified and called us to a life of Radical Hospitality. How might we welcome others as God has radically welcomed us, no exceptions?

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