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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 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 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”