Sermons

Sermon Series: Knowing God

In June, the congregation is considering “Knowing God.” Pastor Kate’s sermons are focusing on different elements of connection with God.

Sermon: What’s Climate Justice?

“What’s Climate Care, and What’s It Got to Do With Me?” That’s the question at the heart of this message from Pastor Kate Hillis as she continues her series on “Caring For Our Common Home.” This sermon reflects on the story of the Old Testament Prophet Amos, who was a “tree dresser” who tended to sycamore trees. Our Scripture is 5:4-15, 20-24.

Sermon: God Chose. Now What?

Pastor Kate Hillis begins her sermon series on the importance of our created world titled “Caring For Our Common Home.” The first message in the series is titled “God Chose. Now What?” and draws upon the story of Noah’s Ark in Genesis chapter 9. This is the first message in a five-week series.

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.