Entries by Deane Zeeman

Reign of Christ 2017

November 26, 2017 Readings: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 ~ Psalm 100 ~ Matthew 25: 11-46 The 25th chapter of Matthew’s gospel does not make for good bed time reading and it doesn’t seem to have a whole lot in common with the good news of Jesus Christ. It begins with one group of ‘wise’ bridesmaids refusing […]

Worshipping Together – Survey

On Sunday December 3, after the 10:30 a.m. service, there will be a time of sharing regarding the Worshipping Together pilot. These questions will be the focus of the meeting – if you are more comfortable giving your feedback in writing, please use this survey form.  

Pentecost 24 ~ Parable of the Talents

November 19 2017 READINGS: Judges 4: 1-7 ~ 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11 ~ Matthew 25: 14-30 We give Thee but Thine own, whate’er the gift may be; All that we have is Thine alone, A trust, O Lord, from Thee. That doxology pretty much sums up the theology of money, assets and talents in scripture […]

Pentecost 21 ~ Anointing the Next Generation

October 29 2017 This morning we come to the end of our journey with Moses.  Having safely brought the people to the edge of the Promised Land, Moses gets to look at the land – but he never gets to enter it. His job is finished and he dies. But before his death, Moses gets […]

Pentecost 20 ~ Negotiating with God

October 22 2017 Readings: Exodus 33: 12-23 ~ Psalm 99 ~ Matthew 22:15-32 Whether you call it shameless audacity or chutzpa, Moses certainly pushes the limits in his negotiations with God.  Moses is actually in the middle of an argument with God about what God’s ongoing relationship will look like with this newly formed people […]

Pentecost 19 ~ Authentic and Messy

October 15 2017 ~ Pentecost 19 READINGS: Exodus 32: 1-14 ~ Philippians 4:1-9 ~ Matthew 22:1-14 “Difficult”, “troubling”, “confusing” and “intriguing” are just some of the words used to describe this morning’s readings; readings that require us to dig a little deeper into what the writer is trying to tell us. After three months of […]

Thanksgiving ~ 2017 ~ Grounded and Grateful

October 8 2017   READINGS: Deuteronomy 8:7-18 ~ 2 Corinthians 9: 6-15 ~ Luke 17: 11-19 Take care that you do not forget the Lord your God when you come into the land of promise. Fifty-one years ago, my father decided that Canada was the land of promise for our family.  Driving down the Eastern Townships […]

Pentecost 17 2017

October 1 2017 Readings: Exodus 17:1-7 2 ~ Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 ~ Matthew 21:23-32 Any leader of any a church recognizes the truth reflected in today’s readings. There are days when we have that Moses experience of crying out to the Lord – ‘What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to […]