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 – there is a 4 foot long pencil, 2 guitars that I never use, a shovel, my bobble-head Jesus...

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 : ‘Curry In Carnoustie’

 Doug Norris A couple of weeks ago I asked for some themes to discuss, here in my last set of sermons.  –  I got a  very fine and challenging response – from Jocelyn. I’ll paraphrase but just slightly : Can I be committed to both the practice of my...

Sermon : ‘A Word From The Wise”

January 27, 2019     Doug Norris I found a little booklet.  I have been sifting through my office, several decades of accumulation.  Photos from youth group retreats when I was young and had the energy for that kind of thing.  More hair, more teeth.    The bobble-head...

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: Can I Believe?

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...