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  • Sep25Sun

    Christ in the Taxicab Driver

    September 25, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Pr. David

    (Luke 16: 19-31 Jeremiah 32: 1-3a, 6-15)

                       

    Jesus tells another colourful parable, which shines a spotlight on the problem of hostility and divisiveness in human nature and human society:

    … that we live in a divided, violent, and...

  • Sep18Sun

    Loving Well

    September 18, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Pr. David

    At the CLAY gathering this past August (Canadian Lutheran-Anglican Youth gathering), we did a certain exercise in the large group gathering that unnerved me. It `hit me right here.’

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  • Sep11Sun

    Hiking the Bruce

    September 11, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Pr. David

    Being lost and alone, adrift and missing.

    This seems to be a common theme arising from the scriptures this morning.

               

    Jesus speaks of one sheep gone missing, and the shepherd leaving the 99 in search of that one lost sheep.

    And the woman desperately searching for that one lost coin...

  • Jul24Sun

    Sandcastles & Prayer

    July 24, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Pr. David

    (Hosea 1:2-10 Luke 11:1-13)

     

    You may know there’s a certain etiquette or protocol when greeting a royal figure – the Queen of England, for example:

              

    …One must remember, if you’re a male, to offer a small bow of the head, and if you’re female, a small...

  • Jul10Sun

    The Green Spruce is our Neighbour

    July 10, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Pr. David

    For many different reasons, these days, I’ve been thinking about oceans, and deep waters ….

     

    …. not least of which are these wonderful underwater, oceanic decorations filling this chancel and sanctuary, in preparation for this upcoming week’s Vacation Bible School….

     

    … also because this August...

  • Jul3Sun

    Bishop Munib Younan & the Church's Mission

    July 3, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Pr. David

     

     

  • Jun19Sun

    Ready to "go there"?

    June 19, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Pr. David

    I don’t normally enjoy watching horror type movies.

    “Horror” is not my film genre of choice.

                                 

    And so when scary parts of a movie I’m watching unexpectedly...

  • May30Mon

    Wisdom Calls

    May 30, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Pr. David

    (Confirmation Sunday)

     

     

    Wisdom. To do the "wise thing…" we say.

     

    Isn’t that what we all want?

     

    From the day you were born – Alyssa, Peter, Adam and Claire – this is likely what your parents and grandparents have always wanted and wished – and probably also worried about -- for you: that as...

  • May15Sun

    God’s Spirit is Good Energy Spirit

    May 15, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Pr. David

    Reading through this passage in the book of Acts 2:1-21 – about the Holy Spirit coming upon those disciples, unifying and enlivening them to carry forward the ministry of Jesus – do you notice the positive energy just brimming in this story?

    So much life and goodness just bubbling over:

    Followers of Jesus, once divided over language...

  • May8Sun

    Mediterranean Ministry Adventures

    May 8, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Pr. David

    Acts 16:16-34

    This snapshot we have today of Paul’s ministry adventures in the Middle East has it all!
    From a boisterous fortune teller, to a fortuitous earthquake!
    It’s a breathtaking story.

    And this is what I notice about it:
    Like the call to Paul and Silas, the call of God is one that involves motion, movement, a going forth, a...