03/11/2021 When the Clocks Stopped – By Pastor Katie

The clock in my office stopped; months ago, it slowed down and eventually stopped. Our beloved and diligent custodian has made sure the clocks throughout the building keep telling the correct time, but staff offices were left alone as a safety measure.


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02/11/2021 Will We Ever Go Outside Again? – By Pastor Katie

As I sit wrapped in a blanket, my warm tea in front of me and work, I can see the wind blow snow from the rooftop and I can feel that icy cold air from my cocoon of warmth. These last few days have been a typical Minnesota winter ‘cold snap’ and we’ve not been above zero for over 48 hours.


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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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