Reflections on Gibimishkaadamin

Gibimishkaadamin is a yearly canoe trip of Indigenous and Non Indigenous Youth from across the country held in August.  The youth gathered in Toronto this past weekend and we shared in worship together.  What follows is remarks from trip leader Joe McGill,  trip...

Sermon: Being ‘Gifted’

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. ...

Sermon: 2 Shortish Reflections on Joy

Music Sunday,December 16, 2018  Karen Bowles Isaiah 12:2-6 Surely God is my salvation;  I will trust and not be afraid. God is my strength and my defence[;     God has become my salvation.” With joy you will draw water     from the wells of salvation. In that day you...

Sermon: ‘Truth’ Leadership

November 25, 2018, Rev. Karen J. Bowles  2 Samuel 23:1-5 John 18:33-37 Christ the King Sunday I’m beginning to think that kids today are smarter than those of my generation.  But I guess every generation feels that way.  I remember my father scratching his head when...