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Author Kathy Pickett

Letters of Hope

A sermon delivered by Kathy Pickett, Pastor of Congregational Life, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on December 2, 2012. 1 Thessalonians 3: 9-13 My good friend Jennifer Harris Dault says,  “I love, Love, love advent. I find something incredibly beautiful in the anticipation. During Advent we talk about hope, joy, love, and peace. I […] Read More

Fear or Faithfulness?

A sermon delivered by Kathy Pickett, Pastor of Congregational Life, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., on November 11, 2012. Mark 12: 38-44 Several years ago my husband and I were gathered with family and we were discussing stewardship. The discussion grew into a bit of a debate which is not uncommon for our group. […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Kathy Pickett, Pastor of Congregational Life, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., on April 15, 2012. John 20: 19-31 Thank goodness for Thomas and his need for experiential proof. Poor guy, he has gotten a bad rap for a long time and really, his demand for proof provides us just what […] Read More

New Beginnings

A sermon delivered by Kathy Pickett, Pastor of Congregational Life, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., on February 26, 2012. Genesis 9: 8-17 Psalm 25: 1-10, 1 Peter 3: 18-22, Mark 1: 9-15   The Lenten season began this past week, with Ash Wednesday, marking the forty day journey leading Christian communities of faith towards […] Read More

Healing Presence

A sermon delivered by Kathy Pickett, Pastor of Congregational Life, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City Mo., on February 12, 2012. The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany Mark 1:40-45 2 Kings 5:1-14; Psalm 30; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 A few weeks ago I was sitting at the table with a group of folks eating pizza. We were […] Read More

What is church?

A sermon delivered by Kathy Pickett, Pastor of Congregational Life, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., shared at Spring Creek Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, Ok., on November 20, 2011. Matthew 18: 20, Matthew 25: 35-40, Matthew 22: 36-40 Today is Christ the King Sunday originally known as, the Feast of Christ. The celebration was put […] Read More

A sermon delivered byKathy Pickett, associate pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., on August 21, 2011, in the ordination service for Kate Hanch. Isaiah 52: 7-10 I asked Kate Hanch why she chose this prophetic text for her ordination sermon, “It makes me happy!  It is a joyful text, and it is not the […] Read More

Pass the Salt Please

A sermon delivered by Kathy Pickett, Pastor of Congregational Life, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., on February 6, 2011. Matthew 5:13-20, Isaiah 58:1-9a, Psalm 112:1-9, 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 The question I have been asking and exploring in my doctoral work is, “What does it mean to be the church?” It might sound kind of […] Read More

I’m in Starbucks sipping a cinnamon-flavored soy latte, now squeezing back tears of joy after a phone call from my daughter.   “Hey, I’m done with my first round of questions,” she said.   How did it go?   “Really well. Molly Marshall was in there and she gave me a hug.”   Did she […] Read More

Christmas Preparation

Every year at Christmas I take a week of vacation either before or after the holiday. This year I took off the week before. Knowing that things might be hectic in the church office I thought I had everything lined up and taken care of related to adopted Christmas families, the weekly food program and […] Read More