Fourth Sunday in Lent
Numbers 21:4-9, John 3:14-21
I’ve said this before,
God’s word invites us to enter into the story and to become a part. Yes, there’s a God moment happening again today… unfolding in our midst. Do you want to be a part? Of course you do. However, your enthusiasm might depend on...
Six days later.
The Gospel opens with these words. Whenever an event is marked by days since - it’s clear something big took place.
We often mark life events in this way. One year ago we entered pandemic life.
Five years ago, the doctors gave you a cancer free diagnosis. 9...
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...
Dec25FriDecember 25, 2020
Christmas Day Sermon
Isaiah 62:6-12, Psalm 97, Titus 3: 4-7, Luke 2: 1-20
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...
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 ….
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...
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...
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...
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Scripture: John 14:1-7
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:...