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Sunday Reflections

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Epiphany 2

January 14 2018 Readings: 1 Samuel 3: 1-10 ~ Corinthians 6: 12-20 ~ John 1: 43-51 Invitation Last Sunday, fresh from a clergy day on Congregational Development, I shared the idea that the primary task of any congregation is to gather people…

Epiphany

January 7 2018 READINGS: Isaiah 60: 1-6 ~ Psalm 72: 1-14 ~ Matthew 2: 1-12 A group of wise men see an intriguing new star in the sky. Taking it as a sign that a great new king is born, they set out on a quest to find him. Most likely,…

Christmas 1 2017

December 31 2017 READINGS: Galatians 4:4-7 ~ Gospel: Luke 2:22-40 Six weeks after the birth of Jesus, Mary and Joseph head to the temple to offer two pigeons or turtle doves to complete Mary’s purification after childbirth. They also…