Entries by Deane Zeeman

Lent 2

February 25, 2018 READINGS: Genesis 17: 1-7, 15-16 ~ Romans 4: 13-25 ~ Gospel: Mark 8: 31-38 Spiritual Migration This decade has seen a spike in human migration – large numbers of people moving from one country to another.  Humans migrate for a variety of reasons: some are escaping war zones in search of peace; […]

Lent 1

February 18, 2018 READINGS: Genesis 9: 8-17 ~ 1 Peter 3:18-22 ~ Mark 1: 9-15 Temptation Awareness The writer of today’s gospel is a person of very few words. Unlike Matthew and Luke, who go into great storytelling detail about the temptations of Jesus, Mark’s gospel simply says, Jesus was in the wilderness for forty […]

Transfiguration

February 12, 2018 READINGS: 2 Kings 2:1-12 ~ Psalm 50: 1-6 ~ Mark 9: 2-9 At 11’clock on Friday morning, some 250 people gathered at St. James, Morrisburg, to give our friend Sid Irwin a good send off.  The gathering included family, military personnel, clergy, friends and neighbours – and everything in between. At close […]

Epiphany 5 – A Day in the Life of Jesus

February 4 2018 READINGS: Isaiah 40: 21-~ 1 Corinthians 9: 16-23 ~ Mark 1: 29-39 A Day in the Life of Jesus When then people are in exile in Babylon, Isaiah uses some wonderful imagery to remind the people of the greatness of God – a deity who can roll back the sky like a […]

Epiphany 4

January 28 2018 READINGS: Deuteronomy 18: 15-20 ~ 1 Corinthians 8: 1-13 ~ Mark 1: 21-28 Healing of Unclean Spirits We live in very confusing times.  Between fake news, misinformation and things that make absolutely no sense, it’s as if the unclean spirits of mischief and mayhem are having a field day with us.  In […]

Epiphany 3

January 21, 2018 READINGS: Psalm 62: 6-14 ~ Corinthians 7: 29-31 ~ Mark 1: 14-20 Follow me and I will make you fish for people.  And immediately they left their nets and followed him. It all sounds so easy.  But as Harry Brown used to say, folks might want to think about the potential cost […]