Author Archives: Shelley Coltrin



Shelley Coltrin

Changing the World
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Changing the World

“Changing the world through Christ by caring for all people.” At St. Mark’s we’ve sought to embrace this mission statement for almost 10 years. Truly the spirit behind these words has always been part of...

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October 16, 2020
The Meaning of Power
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The Meaning of Power

“We lost power during that storm.” “Our internet doesn’t have enough power.” “That person is such a powerful speaker.” Think of all the ways we use the word “power.” That’s our word for this Sunday,...

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October 09, 2020
Revelation
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Revelation

Three months ‘til Christmas! That’s sobering, isn’t it? How much has changed since last Christmas? How could we have anticipated all the ways we’d be upended this year? When I began last fall to plan...

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September 25, 2020
Info and a Prayer
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Info and a Prayer

We often think of repentance as something that requires a dramatic turning of our lives – an about-face. Sometimes that’s true. On Sunday, Sept. 20, I’ll be talking about another perspective on repentance as part...

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September 18, 2020
Grace
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Grace

I woke up this morning with grace on my mind. Grace is undeserved, unearned love that is showered upon us. Most often we think of God’s grace poured out on us, but as Jesus’ followers...

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September 11, 2020
Labor Day
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Labor Day

When I was growing up outside Detroit, Labor Day weekend was the last gasp of summer. School always began the day after Labor Day, so the weekend was full of barbecues, family gatherings, remembering the...

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September 04, 2020
Help
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Help

Before our family moved to Tucson in 1994, we lived in Racine, Wisconsin, for 12 years. Racine is just north of Kenosha and just south of Milwaukee, all on Lake Michigan, with picturesque shorelines dotted...

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August 28, 2020