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Minister’s Message – Week of April 1, 2018

Easter Morning You are invited to celebrate the rising of new hope, new joy, new possibilities. 9:15  – Rehearsal if you’d like to sing the Hallelujah Chorus with the Chamber Choir. Everyone Welcome 10:00 – Worship 11:00 – (or just after) Easter Party Hot Cross Buns, Crafts, Easter Egg Hunt! Risen For Easter Day JanContinue Reading “Minister’s Message – Week of April 1, 2018”

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Minister’s Message Week of March 4, 2018

THUNDER STRUCK There are moments in our lives when we are thunder struck – stopped dead in our tracks by a sight or a sound or an experience that somehow signals to us that we are witnessing something important. Many cultures and religions imagine the sound of God speaking being akin to the sound ofContinue Reading “Minister’s Message Week of March 4, 2018”

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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 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 3

I really like this picture of Mary, being addressed by the angel Gabriel. I like her scowl. I like how her body recoils and turns inward. I like the suspicion in her eyes. It looks like Gabriel, far from assuming the power in the relationship, approaches on bended knee. The angel is the supplicant, theContinue Reading “Minister’s Message – Week of December 3”

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Minister`s Message – Week of November 26

Minister’s Message Here we go, into the first Sunday of Advent. We’ve moved things up a week since Advent 4 falls on Christmas Eve. We have too many activities, too much great music, and too many sermon ideas to miss a week, so we’re starting early and celebrating fulsomely. Our theme throughout Advent is ‘AngelsContinue Reading “Minister`s Message – Week of November 26”