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Join us for our Sunday Service on – March 24, 2019 at 10:30 am. Rev. Karen Bowles leading.  

Sermon: In the Middle of Things

Deuteronomy 26:1-11, first Sunday in Lent

by Rev. Kristin Philipson

 

I was catching up on the phone with a friend; we’d covered my news.  “And what about you,” I said, “how are you?”  “Well, the last time we talked,” she said, “I didn’t get a chance to tell you, but my husband lost his job last fall, in October.”  Now this friend lives in Illinois and in that state her husband is entitled to six-months employment insurance and now it’s March and it will run out in April.  They are picturing their income now like an hour glass, and the available sand is inching lower and lower.  “Do you know, he’s applied to eighty jobs?” my friend said.  “Eighty.  We might have to move.”  It felt distinctly unsatisfying to say goodbye and end the call because we were stuck in the middle of the story.  Her husband had lost his job and…well, we had to leave it there, in the middle the things.

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Sermon : ‘Fast Food in Babylon’

Audio recording of sermon, March 3, 2019, Doug Norris

 

By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept, when we remembered Zion.
There on the poplars we hung our harps,
for there our captors asked us for songs,
    our tormentors demanded songs of joy;
    they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”

How can we sing the songs of the Lord while in a foreign land?
If I forget you, Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill.
May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth
    if I do not remember you, if I do not consider Jerusalem
    my highest joy.

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Sermon : ‘Here. And There.’

Doug Norris - On St Patrick's Sunday
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Sermon: In the Middle of Things

Deuteronomy 26:1-11, first Sunday in Lent by Rev. Kristin Philipson   I was catching up on the phone with a friend; we’d covered my news.  “And what about you,” I said,...
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Sermon : ‘Fast Food in Babylon’

Audio recording of sermon, March 3, 2019, Doug Norris   By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept, when we remembered Zion. There on the poplars we hung our harps, for...
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Sermon: Faithful Living

Luke 6:17-38, Feb. 24, 2019, Rev. Karen Bowles Most weeks the clergy here don their gowns for this time of worship.  And why?  Because it signals that this is a time that is...
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Sermon : Please Do Not Disturb

Doug Norris  (Is.40 : 27-31 , Mk 1 : 29-39) I’ll begin with a confession.  I have been caught sleeping on the job.   Among the various odd items sitting around my office -...
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Rosedale United Church

159 Roxborough Drive
Toronto, Ontario,
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E-mail: churchoffice@rosedaleunited.org
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