I have a new pair of slippers, which I love. They are glittery, shiny pink: think Dorothy’s ruby red heels, in pink slipper form. These are the kind of wear-them-every-day, with random people commenting “Wow, those sure are bright!” that make me happy to have them on slippers. I even wear them to church. Now, before you start thinking “Oh no, she didn’t!” and snap your fingers, judging me as one of those people who wear house shoes out of the house, let me clarify; I wear them to church, which is in my home.
A talk given by the Rev. Kristen Yates at the Arnada Abbey in Vancouver WA, 2012.
Friends, as we begin Lent tomorrow, I thought it would be good to provide an overview of this season for those of you who are new to this season, so here is a talk I gave at the start of Last Lent. Blessings to you!
by Rev. Kristen Yates
A Sermon on the Transfiguration and Healing/Deliverance
Good evening. So tonight, as you can see is a little unusual. I am leading the service and preaching,
while Nate+ goes off to lead children’s worship. It’s not typical for our lead pastor to not be here for the first part of the service, but this is a demonstration of how much we care for our children here at Crossroads Church and how much we take seriously the idea that our children are youngest disciples. It is so important to us in fact that Nate+ has decided that he will take turns in leading them in their worship time from time to time. We are really thankful for his servant’s heart.
So it is good to be with you tonight, after this big snow storm. I hope you all had an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of this winter wonderland that is all around us. I am sure that for many of you, you are also tired from all the shoveling you had to do, so I am thankful that we are able to come together tonight to worship God, and I hope this time will serve as a time of refreshment for you.