The sermon short for June 16th, 2019

The sermon short for June 16th, 2019 Making worthy children Luke 15:11-32, Zechariah 3:1-5              Through the summer we will be joining with St. James and Trinity churches in worship. The three ministers are going to be considering the parables of Jesus. He was always telling stories and shooting off one-liners that would be nonsense…

SERMON SHORT for June 2nd, 2019

SERMON SHORT for June 2nd, 2019 COLD HEART – HOT LIPS Isaiah 6:1-8, John 3:1-17 Isaiah saw the Lord.  Six chapters into his prophesy and he saw the Lord.  The year of King Uzziah’s death. The government changed. The Prophet changed. But the word of the Lord was ever the same. Kings come and go. …

SERMON SHORT FOR May 26th

SERMON SHORT for May 26th, 2019 HEALING AND RECONCILIATION Luke 4:24-28, 1 John 4:20-21              We can no longer ignore the reality that a people resided here before the Europeans entered this land and changed it. The indigenous population would have been people not very much different than us. They lived, worked, played, raised children,…

SERMON SHORT for May 19th, 2019

SERMON SHORT for May 19th, 2019 HOW FAR DOES LOVE GO? Acts 11:1-18, John 13:31-35              “Love one another as I have loved you.” Jesus was able to model love for pretty well everybody – even, maybe especially, the seemingly un-loveable. Peter received a vision that convinced him and his audience that anything God created…

Sermon Short for Holy Week

Sermon Short for Holy Week Good Friday – April 19th – 10:00 a.m. John Chapters 18 & 19 The story of Jesus’s passion and crucifixion is integrated with a touching story by Walter Wangerin – “Lily.” Yes, the crucifixion it a horrible reality. But there is the promise of new life on the other side.…

Sermon Short for April 14th, 2019

Sermon Short for April 14th, 2019 Passion Sunday – an up and down kind of week Isaiah 50:4-9a, Luke 22, 23 Passion Sunday brings us into Holy Week. A week of contrasts and ups and downs in the story of the Christ. Dinner with friends, triumphal entry, clearing the temple, teaching and parables, Passover feast,…

Sermon Short for April 7th, 2019

Sermon Short for April 7th, 2019 Get me out of this rut! John 12:1-8,  Isaiah 43:16-21 Here comes Palm Sunday again – and Holy Week – and Good Friday – and Easter again, and again, and again. Same as last year. And the year before. And … Does it seem its always the same? Are…

Sermon Short for March 31st, 2019

Sermon Short for March 31st, 2019 Jesus’ Day Off This Sunday, we celebrate the beginning of the camping season for 2019! Worship is Café Church style and we welcome Rev. Kristine O’Brien from Crieff Hills Retreat Centre as our guest. Come and learn all about the exciting camping experiences available for Gale families this coming…

THE TUESDAY TABLE – Communion in the Labyrinth

THE TUESDAY TABLE Come share and worship with us every Tuesday in Lent. Enrich this holy season in unique and evocative forms as we celebrate communion in an intimate and serene gathering. The worship starts at 7:00 p.m. on the chancel and last about 30 minutes. You will feel blessed in these special services of…

Sermon Short for March 24th, 2019

Sermon Short for March 24th, 2019 Oh crap! Isaiah 55:1-9, Luke 13:1-9 A man has a fig tree in his vineyard and it just doesn’t give any produce. The logical thing to do is to cut it out. “Why should it be wasting the soil?” he asks. The gardener knows a bit about trees and…