Through this year, and into the new year,
we need to cling fast to the promises that Israel clung to,
The covenant, the contractual relationship between God and God’s people.
God will not abandon us and God does not abandon us.
God promises comfort, and comfort will come.
Dec1TueA reflection on Advent 1 upon playing Bach's "Sleepers Wake" Cantata December 1, 2020
This Advent 2020, we need to set aside our previous preparations,
our preconceived notions, our busyness and more than ever,
try to slow down, so we can connect with each other,
hear each other
and help each other.
Nov23MonA sermon for the Reign of Christ 2020 November 23, 2020
In those passages.
irresponsible leadership is contrasted with
God (the good shepherd) as leader.
God the good shepherd, we are reminded
is a good leader active here and now.
God is active in the world!!
Amidst the worries and concerns of this Second COVID Wave.
God cares for humanity
The Parable of the Talents
This week I happened upon this lovely activity of encouragement
When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you ….
Take the time to be curious about by asking question.
Pick up the litter on the sidewalk
Cut your neighbours lawn.
And I learned ….
Nov11WedA sermon for "Board Installation Sunday" November 11, 2020
Before Joshua receives a response, he leads by example and answers his own question himself:
but as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord (V15)
Perhaps one of the most famous verses from the entire book.
Nov2MonA sermon for All Saints Sunday 2020 November 2, 2020
You can’t say a proper good-bye now when someone dies.
And this has profound implications.
It increases our suffering, and our need for comfort and consolation.
But where will that come from?
Our reading today provides that answer:
From the shelter and canopy of God’s enduring presence with God’s people.
God in the Midst of the Mess
The Psalm assigned for this morning, is the one that inspired Deacon Scott’s composition that you just heard. It is also the one that inspired Luther to write, A Mighty Fortress. The hymn, which according to Ulrich Leupold, "epitomizes Luther's thought and...
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.
18th Sunday after Pentecost
Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20, Psalm 19, Philippians 3:4b-14, Matthew 21:33-46
When I hear this parable the refrains that runs through my mind is:
It doesn’t have to be that way.
And while I appreciate the imagery of the vineyard used to envision our life...