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  • Jan3Sun

    God's Constant and Steady Star

    January 3, 2021
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    Pr. Carey

    Epiphany Sermon

    Matthew 2:1-12

     

    At my previous church in Toronto, there was a small glass tile cross, back lit by the sun behind the altar. There wasn’t anything fancy about the cross, as the church had more of a quaint cottage like feel. It wasn’t ornate stained glass but it let in the light.  As the faithful made their...

  • Dec25Fri

    God's Holy Interruptions Reveal the Brilliance of Life

    December 25, 2020
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    Pr. Carey

    Christmas Day Sermon

    Isaiah 62:6-12, Psalm 97, Titus 3: 4-7, Luke 2: 1-20 


    Introduction

    For many of us, Christmas is a time of tradition. Growing up and for the first 30 years of my life, I had the same Christmas traditions each year. I knew what I was doing and who I was doing it with.  Visiting with each side of the family on...

  • Dec13Sun

    Virtual Christmas Pageant: The Letter

    December 13, 2020
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    Pr. Carey
    St. Matthews 2020 Virtual Christmas Pageant Presents: 

    The Letter.  (Written by Lana Moses)

    An Intergeneration Event of Story, Poetry and Song

    Listen Here:

    https://youtu.be/0SN2qo3uE6Q.
  • Nov15Sun

    Empowered by God to Empower Others

    November 15, 2020
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    Pr. Carey

    The Parable of the Talents

    Matthew 25:14-30

     

    Introduction

    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 ….

    You...

  • Oct25Sun

    God in the Midst of the Mess

    October 25, 2020
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    Pr. Carey

    Psalm 46, John 8:31-36 

     


    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...

  • Oct4Sun

    Fruits of the Kin-dom

    October 4, 2020
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    Pr. Carey

    18th Sunday after Pentecost

    Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20, Psalm 19, Philippians 3:4b-14, Matthew 21:33-46

     

          

    Introduction

    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...

  • Jun21Sun

    Your Way

    June 21, 2020
    Filed Under:
    Pr. Carey

     

    The questions that Eva asked lingers with me.

    “What do you people up there in Waterloo think of us?”  

    “How do you see us on the reserve?”

     

    I am wanting to ask Eva a follow-up question.  How do you want to be seen?  Because in this answer, I wonder if we might discover how we are missing the...

  • May10Sun

    God's Escape Room

    Fifth Sunday of Easter May 10, 2020
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    Pr. Carey

    Fifth Sunday of Easter
    Scripture: John 14:1-7

     

    Escape Rooms 

    An activity growing in popularity these days is something called an escape room.  You have to solve clues to get out a room. It’s not meant to be a scary experience. It’s meant to engage your mind and the strength of the team you are working with. The goal:...

  • Discovering God Along the Way

    Third Sunday of Easter April 26, 2020
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    Pr. Carey

    Luke 24: 13-35

    What have you discovered along the way? 

    We knelt at the cross. Ran to the tomb. Today we walk on the road to Emmaus.
    While we’re often in a hurry to get to the destination, some of the most profound moments are stops or challenges along the way, those planned or spontaneous.  Moments where a connection is made...

  • Apr12Sun

    An Easter Message for the Children

    A Muted Alleluia Chorus April 12, 2020
    Filed Under:
    Pr. Carey

    Hi children of God,

     

    I am so glad you joined us this morning.  Happy Easter to you! 

     

    What’s that word we look forward to saying on Easter?

    Yes, you’ve got it. Alleluia!  Alleluia means, Praise the Lord.

     

    Now I want you to say, Alleluia, as loud as you can.

     

    Ready, set, GO! 

     
    Okay. I...