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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…

Pentecost 5

 July 9 2017 READINGS: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 ~ Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 Several years ago, we ran a program called Painting the Stars.  Primarily a conversation on science and religion, one person referred to God as Persuasive…

Pentecost 4 ~ Wrestling with God

July 2 2017 Readings: Genesis 22:1-14 ~ Matthew 10:40-42   After these things God tested Abraham. No matter how we slice it, today’s story of the near sacrifice of Isaac makes us squirm. We can be forgiven for wondering if Abraham…

Pentecost 2 ~ Hospitality

June 18 2017 Readings: Genesis 18:1-15 ~ Matthew 9:35-10:8 Hospitality Abraham sees three strangers approaching his tent in the heat of the day.  He jumps up an invites them to sit a spell under the shade of the tree.  He offers them water…

Pentecost ~ Speaking the Language of the People

 June 5 2017 Readings: Acts 2:1-21 ~ 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 ~ John 7:37-39 The 1950s were rich with fantasy novels like C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. Tapping into the imaginations of children and adults alike, Lewis invites readers…

Easter 7

May 28 2017 Readings: Acts 1: 6-14 ~ 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 ~ John 17: 1-11 Its been seven weeks since Easter but our gospel is still with Jesus on the night before the crucifixion. It’s almost time for him to begin the journey from the…

Easter 6

May 21 2017 Readings: Acts 17:22-31 ~ 1 Peter 3:13-22 ~ John 15:15-21 Last week, we listened in as Jesus tried to comfort his disciples on the night before his death.  Let not your hearts be troubled.  Believe in God and trust in me. …

Easter 5 ~ The Gift of Advanced Care and Funeral Planning

May 14 2017 Readings: Acts 7:55-60 ~ 1 Peter 2:2-10 ~ John 14:1-14 For those keeping track, this is the fifth time we have heard at least the first part of this Gospel in the past few days. It is a favourite passage at funerals because it…

Easter 4 ~ The Shepherd’s Voice

May 7 2017 Readings: Acts 2:42-47 ~ Peter 2: 19-25 ~ John 10:1-10 Even on the rainiest of days, I wake up to a chorus of birds singing outside my bedroom window. It a welcome, joyful sound even at 5 am. As the day unfolds, all of us are…