Baptizing the Kids

On a celebratory day of baby dedication and baptism, we look to the New Testament description of Jesus’ own baptism. God claims him and calls him, just as God claims and calls us.

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Jesus on Family

In this tough text from the Gospel of Mark (10:2-16), Jesus challenges us as he answers questions about Jewish divorce law. Given all the attention paid to Pope Francis’ visit to the US for the World Meeting of Families 2015, this is a timely text as we consider God’ original intent for human flourishing within healthy, intimate and loving relationships.  

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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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No, No, No, No, YES!

Reading from Mark 8:27-38 we find Peter affirming the identity of Jesus as the Messiah. But can Peter also affirm the mission and purpose of the Messiah Jesus came to be?

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Be Opened!

Reading from Mark 7:24-37 we are challenged by Jesus’ strange words and actions as he heals the marginalized. What will it take for us to be opened up to new possibilities?

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Do Not Lose Heart

This week begins a series of sermons drawn from advice given in the letters of Paul to Christians trying to live in life-affirming communities. Beginning with a phrase from 2 Corinthians 4: “We do not lose heart…”

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Holy! Holy! Holy!

On Trinity Sunday we celebrate the awe-inspiring majesty of God. Pastor Kris’ message explores the relationship between our receptivity to awe and our responses of altruism and courageous discipleship.

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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: Extravagant Generosity

The last in this 5-sermon series on the practices of fruitful congregations, today we examine extravagant generosity. How are we called to manage our resources and share our lives?

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