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 Sunday June 24th, 2018 at 10:30 am –  Rev. Karen Bowles leading with 


Sermon: Plain Wonder Work

Mark 4:26-34, Karen J. Bowles

I have a confession – sometimes when I read the passage for the day and find out it is a parable –  I metaphorically clutch my head in my hands as if I have a head ache coming on.  Jesus Parables – of which there are 33 in the Newer Testament, are some of the densest and quite frankly impenetrable ‘story explanations’ in the bible.  And today there is not just one of these pesky longer metaphors – there are two!  

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Sermon : ‘Seeing Things’

June 10, 2018      Doug Norris, Brandon Carter    Romans 12 :9-21 (see text below)

Last week, I spoke about a problem we share with the ancient story of Moses – how to encourage people to stop, to pause, to rest, for sabbath.

Today – a situation we share with the Apostle Paul.  A challenge that led him to write the things he wrote to the christians in Rome, which is very precisely a challenge we have as we bring our witness to this neighbourhood, these people. read more…

Sermon : ‘Starting To Stop’

 June 3, 2018,    Doug Norris, Daniel Reed

(sermon audio begins at 23:38)

Some years ago Heather and I had a very fine trip to France, including a stay in a small village in the Alps.  We had a message from our hostess as to how to get there : “Turn off the highway into the village, take the left at the roundabout,  second right, then run over the sleeping policeman…”   Which of course was a bit disconcerting.   Turns out a ‘sleeping policeman’ (flic dormant)  is a speedbump, a traffic calming device.

There is parable unfolding right out here in front of the church.  read more…

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