12/19/2020 Yes, Mary Knew – By Pastor Katie

This week I had the opportunity to preach on Mary’s Magnificat—named for the Latin term for ‘magnify’ as Mary says “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my savior.” (Luke 1:46b)


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12/01/2020 On the Shoulders of Giants, Part 3 – By Pastor Katie

This image was created in honor of this milestone and includes the names of all of the female rostered leaders in the ELCA.
 
In the last couple of posts, I’ve lifted up people whose lives and legacy, allow me to live as I do today. First, I reflected on the life and legacy of the “Notorious RBG.” Like many women, after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I mourned the loss of an icon, an inspiration and a woman who opened doors for all. Second, I shared the love story and legacy of the Lovings, a couple whose marriage and court case paved the way for interracial relationships in the United States.

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10/12/2020 On the Shoulders of Giants, Part 2 – By Pastor Katie

As I said in my last post, On the Shoulders of Giants Part 1, our stories don’t happen in a vacuum. Our lives are not solely our own, but rather they are shaped by those who have come and gone before us.


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09/24/2020 On the Shoulders of Giants, Part 1 – By Pastor Katie

Our stories don’t happen in a vacuum. Our lives are not solely our own, but rather they are shaped by those who have come and gone before us. From ancestors who traveled from foreign homelands in search of new hopes and dreams, to people we have never met whose lives and legacy allow us to live as we do today.


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09/21/2020 That’s Different – By Pastor Katie

I’m not sure if it is generally Midwestern or specifically Minnesotan, but “That’s different” is a common response to something one deems a little ‘off’ or strange; the phrase can also be used as an ambivalent comment on something that one doesn’t actually like—often reserved for new haircuts and style choices. Rather than offending and saying one dislikes something, one might say “well, that’s different.”


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