Sermons

Sermon: The Weave of the World

Rev. Wren Hills explores the power of baptism through the many facets of water, which can be marvelous and fierce and even mysterious – because nature, like the Scriptures, leaves room for doubt as well as faith. This message was presented on April 23, 2017.

Sermon: Binding Blind and Broken Bodies

Pastor Kate Hillis continues her Lenten sermon series on “Living Into Our Baptismal Call.” In this week’s message based on John 9, Pastor Kate challenges us to examine God’s call upon us to be nurturers in our communities. How do we create a sense of hope? Hope starts here!

Sermon: We All Get A Little Hangry

As we hunger and thirst for God, we must confront the barriers we build between one another, which can also be barriers to growing in our faith. In this message based on John Chapter 4, Pastor Kate Hillis recounts the story of the Samaritan woman who met Jesus at the well one day near Jacob’s mountain in Sychar, and how the conversation changed her life and her community.

Sermon: Do You Still Not Understand?

What does the Marvel superhero Dr. Strange have to tell us about God’s grace and our choices? Pastor Kate Hillis explores the topic as she continues her Lenten sermon series on “Living Into Our Baptismal Call,” preaching from John 3:1-10, which recounts Jesus’ discussion with Nicodemus about being born anew. Her message is titled “Do You Still Not Understand?”

Sermon Series: Living into Our Baptismal Call

For the Lenten season, Pastor Kate Hillis is preaching a sermon series titled “Living Into Our Baptismal Call.” In her first message, Pastor Kate reminds us that i’s not easy to renounce things that are bad for us, but that’s part of our spiritual journey.

Reframing Worship: Signposts in the Dark

In this message from Matthew 17:1-9, Pastor Kate Hillis explores the challenge of walking in darkness, when we find it scary and hard to navigate. This is the final message in her sermon series on “Reframing Worship:The Way of Love.”

Reframing Worship: What Are We Building?

In “Reframing Worship: What are We Building?,” Pastor Kate Hillis presents a message based on a passage that asks about what we are building in God’s kingdom and its eternal value.

Reframing Worship: Loved to the End to Love Till the End

On Valentine’s Day we celebrate love. But sometime love requires practice. In “Reframing Worship: Loved to the End to Love Till the End,” Pastor Kate Hillis reflects on the love of God, how we experience it, and what it can mean to us.

Reframing Worship: A Call to Confess and Get Salty

In “Reframing Worship: A Call to Confess and Get Salty,” Pastor Kate Hillis presents a message drawn from Matthew 5:13 (“You are the salt of the Earth”) and Isaiah 58:9-12.

Reframing Worship: Created for Wonder

In “Reframing Worship: Created for Wonder,” Pastor Kate draws upon her love of the ocean, and finding worship in God’s wonderous creation.