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Minister’s Message – Week of February 25, 2018

The Gifts of the Dark Wood – this is our theme for the season of Lent. More than once in our lives we find ourselves in places we would not have chosen to go. Places that can feel like a dark wood, a hard space. Yet the mystery of our faith is that it is inContinue Reading “Minister’s Message – Week of February 25, 2018”

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Minister’s Message – Week of January 21

Food and fornication. Those are the two words that jumped out at me as I was reviewing the reading this Sunday.  Although our reading is only 3 verses long, it’s going to be a much lengthier process than usual for me to find my way through it, and prepare a sermon that honours the text andContinue Reading “Minister’s Message – Week of January 21”

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Minister’s Message – Week of January 14

Going to Ground in God Nurtured in Christ’s Light Artwork: Daniel Ma Running about doing a few errands this morning it struck me that this is certainly a season when we want to hunker down and stay out of the nasty elements of cold rain and wind. Our worship theme on Sundays and Wednesdays willContinue Reading “Minister’s Message – Week of January 14”

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Minister’s Message – Happy New Year 2018

A familiar New Year’s image is that of the old year shuffling off in the form of an elderly man, while the new year bounds in as a new born baby. I rather like the image above, because the immediate past appears to be in conversation with the incoming present. There is congeniality and wisdomContinue Reading “Minister’s Message – Happy New Year 2018”

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Minister’s Message – Week of December 24!

Minister’s Message Christmas Eve Services 10:00 am (it’s a Sunday!!) 4:00 a service for children of all ages – Pneuma Choir – solos from the wee-ist ones – spontaneous pageant 9:00 Resounding brass – choir anthems – carols – candles 11:00 candles – communion – beautiful musicChristmas Day  10:30  celebrating the birth of ChristAnd ifContinue Reading “Minister’s Message – Week of December 24!”

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Minister’s Message – Week of December 17

This Advent our theme has been: ‘Angels Among Us: #BeNotAfraid’ . We’ve heard stories about the angels, God’s messengers, visiting Zechariah, Mary and Joseph. This week through Scripture and a pageant being offered by the children, we will hear about more visitations – this time to the shepherds. But angel visitations are not a thingContinue Reading “Minister’s Message – Week of December 17”

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Minister’s Message – Week of December 10

One of the biggest challenges in the preparation of a Christmas pageant  (ours will take place on Dec. 17) involves the selection of a Mary and Joseph.  If the congregation is fortunate enough to have an adult couple who have given birth in the months prior to Christmas, they can often be convinced to takeContinue Reading “Minister’s Message – Week of December 10”