Oct19MonFoundation Sunday/ AGM Sermon October 19, 2020
I think we need to stop hoarding.
And to remember the preschool adage,
that sharing is caring.
Oct15ThuThanksgiving/ Re-opening Sunday October 15, 2020
Our first reading speaks to today’s situation, of having come through the wilderness of a closed church building,
these 7 months of worship desert,…
and now we are (almost) back in the promised land,
back in church, at least,
well …some of us, and for how long, …remains to be seen.
Sep28MonA sermon on Philippians 2 September 28, 2020
We see that with Jesus Christ.
Jesus got down low, just like a good football lineman,
Jesus humbled himself by taking on human form.
And thus became much more powerful,
more able to take on the enemies of sin, death
and all that separates us from God and one another.
Sep21MonA sermon on being hangry and Exodus 16 September 21, 2020
One of the most popular and successful marketing campaigns of the last decade was made to promote the chocolate candy bar Snickers.
Part of a major overhaul of their brand,
the motto for the new advertisements were:
“You are not you when you’re hungry.”
Aug30SunGod calls Moses and gives his name August 30, 2020
God calls, and humans respond.
God is revealed in times of trouble, when people cry out in pain,
out of fear, out of anger over injustice.
Jesus’ comfort is like that of a caring father who will hold on to our hand when we’re asleep, undergoing a painful operation.
Jesus won’t let go of our hand, even if he has the opportunity to.
His promise means something, and he won’t break his promise.
Jun29MonWould God want a child sacrifice? June 29, 2020
Is God angry at us?
Is God punishing us through this coronavirus pandemic?
Jun17Wedwith reference to BIPOC suffering June 17, 2020
But perhaps suffering in the past two weeks has really risen to our consciousness in what’s being called the racial pandemic,
or the greatest global racial unrest in history.
At its core is the suffering of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour who suffer at the hands of systemic injustice and racism in structures of our society.
Jun4ThuA sermon for Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2020 June 4, 2020
So this passage (Numbers 11) is perhaps a good pandemic reference for us.
The Holy Spirit is poured out on those even if they’re not present,
And if we hold this as true, we can say that communion
(mediated by the Holy Spirit) is also valid if we’re scattered all about.
So the Feast of the Ascension should be important to us as worshipping Christians, but it isn’t.
I think part of it, is that it’s an awkward story for us
modern enlightened people.