This Sunday, July 23: Kaylyn Munro reflects on her internship experience, 10:30am

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Sermon: What Now?

Psalm 119:105-112

by Rev. Kristin Philipson

It is good to be back with you again after being away in Chicago. I bring greetings from over forty different congregations whose pastors I was studying with. We read today that God’s word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path; if there is one thing I took from the time I spent with all those pastors and all of our professors in the Association of Chicago Theological Schools’ Preaching Program it is just that: God’s word is alive and well, and it is indeed a lamp and a light – a bit of a controversial claim to make, especially in light of what we learned while we were in Chicago.

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Sermon: the unforced rhythms of grace

It was tough to sit inside and write this week.  A lot going on plus many days were simply gorgeous.  Not too hot – a nice breeze, everything coming up roses – literally – and everything deep lush shades of green.   Heck there was even a family of bunny rabbits in my backyard.  ‘Summer was here and the livin was easy’ as the song goes.  And so the first reading for today seemed serendipitous – it seemed that what was in front of my eyes pointed me to love – seemed to be just right for my mood and the time of year.  –

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Sermon: ‘60%’

Sermon by Karen Bowles

Gathering Prayer by Kaylyn Munro

Eucharistic Prayer from A Song of Faith

July 2, 2017

Jeremiah 28:5-9, Matthew 10:40-42

I can picture Jeremiah and Hananiah in the temple before the people.  In my mind’s eye, it is almost like two old wizards facing off a la Harry Potter – flinging words instead of wands, or two trial lawyers summing up for the jury trading point and counterpoint, or squarely rooted in their time, two middle aged  men, dusty skin weathered brown and creased, carrying staffs and wearing robes cintured in the middle, seeking to hold the floor of the temple, the attention of the people and the favour of the priests – Hananiah stands and delivers prophesizing that “Within two years I will bring back to this place all the articles of the Lord’s house that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon removed from here and took to Babylon.  I will also bring back to this place Jehoiachin son of Jehoiakim king of Judah and all the other exiles from Judah who went to Babylon,’ declares the Lord, ‘for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.’”

A bold prophecy – currying favour or genuine vision?

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