Entries by Deane Zeeman

Pentecost 13 2017

September 3 2017  Readings: Exodus 3:1-15 ~ Matthew 6:25-34 Ed. Note: this Reflection was offered at the 8:30 a.m. service only. The annual Blessing of the Pets service (without Reflection) was held at 10:30 a.m. When Murray Pierce heard that I enjoy phantasy novels like The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, he introduced […]

Pentecost 12 2017

August 27 2017 READINGS: Exodus 1:8-2:10 ~ Matthew 16: 13-20 This morning marks the beginning of that epic adventure known as the Exodus.  It is the foundational event of Israel, and there is much that we can learn from it. So, for the next 10 weeks, we will be journeying with Moses and the Israelites […]

Pastoral Letter – Worshipping Together

August 27 2017 God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them. The commandment we have from him (Jesus) is this, those who love God must love their brothers and sisters. 1 John 4:16b, 21 This fall, we set out on a journey into unchartered territory. To […]

Pentecost 8 ~ The Kingdom of Heaven is like…

July 30 2017 Readings: Genesis 29:15-28 ~ Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52 The Jacob and Rachel love story has more in common with a really bad soap opera than with the kingdom of heaven.  Previously on the Jacob saga, Jacob tricks his blind old father, Isaac, into giving him the blessing reserved for his elder brother […]

Pentecost 7 2017

July 23 2017 Readings: Genesis 28: 10-19c ~ Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 If God is real, loving, just and all powerful, why does God allow evil to exist? This is one of the most commonly asked questions about God and the state of the world. Jesus speaks to this question in the parable of the weeds […]

Pentecost 6 ~ Haraambe

Readings: Genesis 25:19-34 ~ Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 Rebecca is clearly having a difficult pregnancy as Esau and Jacob struggle together within her womb.  And it is only made worse after the boys are born by parents who play favourites, for we are told that Isaac loves Esau and Rebecca loves Jacob.  It’s the perfect recipe […]