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Join us for our Sunday Service – January 27th, 2019 at 10:30 am. Rev. Doug Norris leading.
1 Corinthians 12: 1-11, Rev. Karen Bowles
I will speak this morning of some ‘W’ words – ‘worth’ and ‘weal’ and ‘warf and weft’.
Infighting in the church is certainly nothing new. It is as old as this Jesus movement. And I use the term ‘movement’ deliberately. Jesus never set out to establish a new religion. He lived and died a Jew. And this begs the question – what was Jesus doing? Why was he wandering the countryside inviting reprisal and gathering followers? From all we know in hindsight, he was not coveting the title of the Messiah, the Saviour. If he had been, he would not have this title today. This might work for a couple of terms but not beyond. No he was wandering and preaching and teaching and healing because he could not do else. Because he had good news to share. Because he wanted to relieve the suffering he saw around him. Because his was a widened perspective. From Mary Oliver the poet who died this week: read more…
Rev. Kristin Philipson, Baptism of Jesus
I want you to picture yourself out walking along a trail – perhaps you’re out in Algonquin park, walking through sugar maple trees, or maybe your path takes your through the middle of a Vancouver Island rainforest, the ground all ferns and the sky almost blocked out by thick-trunked cedars. Now picture a rapidly bubbling river, wide across and raging and it’s cutting right through your path. There is no way around it – and you cannot turn back – and the only way through, as far as you can tell, are some slippery-looking rocks that poke through the careening water at random intervals, just far enough apart to raise the question: can you actually navigate this?
Doug Norris, Epiphany Sunday, Jan 06-18
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