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Pastor Katy has enjoyed ministry at New Covenant for 6 years, where the church has solidified its community focus. Prior to that she studied both Theology and Christian Formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She also served as an Assistant Chaplain at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and as the Christian Educational Coordinator at Bethany Presbyterian at Bloomfield, NJ. She enjoys working within and connecting to the community, is known to laugh a lot during service, and tells as many stories as possible. Pastor Katy loves reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, theater, arts and crafts, music, playing with children and sunshine, and continues to try to be as (w)holistically Christian as possible. "Publisher after publisher turned down A Wrinkle in Time," L'Engle wrote, "because it deals overtly with the problem of evil, and it was too difficult for children, and was it a children's or an adult's book, anyhow?" The next year it won the prestigious John Newbery Medal. Tolkien states in the foreword to The Lord of the Rings that he disliked allegories and that the story was not one.[66] Instead he preferred what he termed "applicability", the freedom of the reader to interpret the work in the light of his or her own life and times. "Hallows, not Horcruxes" Harry Potter
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Why the Hell is God still Calling Pastors?

Ok folks, this is the question burning in my soul. If you believe in God and God’s call, and also see the church as diminishing, then, to me, this is the ultimate question. If we can figure out why God is calling pastors, we can figure out what God is calling pastors to…(hint: Its probably … Continue reading

One Hour Feels More Valuable Than It Used To — YoRocko!

Maybe church doesn’t have to be the most important thing for people. Maybe making the most of the sliver of commitment some people are able to give church participation is as defensible an approach to ministry as continually looking for ways to deepen peoples’ their commitment, measured mostly in the number of church activities they … Continue reading

Mother’s Day, one holiday in the life of a working pastor mom

For me mother’s day is getting up around 6am to help my children get ready for church. I get their clothing (laundry being the only thing my husband doesn’t like to do AT ALL). I actually had laid out our clothing the night before, but my leggings for under my tunic on a rainy day … Continue reading

Mother’s Day Confession Prayer

O Creating God who loved us into being, we your sons and daughters praise you. When we fall, you lift us up, when we fail you restore us, when we are wounded you nurse us, when we grieve you weep with us, when we celebrate you laugh with us. But sometimes we don’t reach out … Continue reading

Rendering Caesar: God & the World

This year my eldest is 8 so when we explained the presidential election, we had a lot of discussion about voting for the person who would be best for everyone, not just me. We explain that greed/selfishness is about valuing oneself over the community, talk about a  heave conversation. Here in Acts 5:1-11 you have stories … Continue reading

Being Open to Interpretation, #faith

Faith is opening oneself up to interpretation. Laying your whole being and existence of the line in order to interpret the who of oneself the why of existence the where to now of being These interpretations are done, usually, using a text, speaking from the Presbyterian perspective that text is the Bible, followed by the … Continue reading

Hearts Aflame Prayer

Holy Jesus, how can we not recognize you? How can we have celebrated the resurrection with the women, and yet still the disciples are not yet aware that Easter has taken place. Melt our hearts, O Lord, set us on fire, so we might no longer journey frightened and alone, but know you are more … Continue reading

#Selah #violence and #thecross

I love the word Selah, the untranslatable cry to God. We have guesses, but we don’t know exactly what it means For me it translates into the prayer that we don’t know how to pray Selah Its the cry out on Maundy Thursday when Jesus is worried about something that we cannot yet conceive, Selah The … Continue reading

#GoodFriday #Bulletin #Worship #liturgy

Short Liturgy of the Nails Featuring “Were You There” Continue reading

Maundy Thursday/Last Supper Lenten Links of Prayer for Narrative Lectionary

Originally posted on katyandtheword:
Image info (originally found in another language) Invitation to Serve by Rev Amy Fetterman Feel free to use/edit. Credit to the original author (i.e. based on prayer/prayers written by Rev Amy Fetterman) appreciated. Luke 22:1-27 and Psalm 34:8-10 or Psalm 34:8 Call to Worship The One who serves has set the table, And…

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