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Rev. Katrina Walther

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God of Compassion

In his book, <em>Tattoos on the Heart</em>, Father Greg Boyle tells a story about sitting down with prison inmates and discussing empathy, sympathy and compassion.

March 25, 2016 7 p.m. read more..

Hypocrites and sinners, saved by the cross

My middle sister used to say, during her rambunctious teen years, that she didn’t want to go to church because it’s full of hypocrites. My father, who is also a pastor, answered in all love and seriousness: there’s always room for one more.

February 26, 2016 7 p.m. read more..

Water changes everything

Growing up, I had a sandbox. Dad built it for me, and it was my favorite place to play. I would take my favorite toys out to the sandbox and make up stories to act out.

June 12, 2015 3 p.m. read more..

The lame shall be healed

In this community you will find many different churches. Some of us are liturgical, some are not. Some of us worship on Sundays, some on Saturdays. Some of us read Bible passages each week from what’s called the Revised Common Lectionary; some of us follow a schedule of Bible readings set by our individual church or denomination.

May 15, 2015 3 p.m. read more..

The sweetest fruits: peace

11 Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. 2 Corinthians 13: 11

January 30, 2015 3 p.m. read more..

The sweetest fruits: joy

I always look forward to Christmas Eve worship. At the end, we light candles and sing “Silent Night,” then we turn the lights back up and sing “Joy to the World” loud and strong.

January 2, 2015 3 p.m. read more..

The sweetest fruits: faithfulness

30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your ordinances before me. 31 I cling to your decrees, O LORD; let me not be put to shame. Psalm 119: 30-31

September 26, 2014 3 p.m. read more..

Why we walk

At the age of eight, I took what I was sure was the longest walk ever. With my family and the members of my church, St. Paul’s Lutheran of Rehburg, I walked the six miles from our country church building to the United Church of Christ building in town.

March 21, 2014 3:27 p.m. read more..

Most highly favored lady

Imagine gathering in a darkened stone sanctuary in early December. Outside, the sun is just setting. Inside, the electric lights are dimmed to a warm glow, matching the candles in the worship space.

December 6, 2013 3 p.m. read more..


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