In Times of Crisis

John 6:1-21, 10th after Pentecost, Kristin Philipson A week ago today a young man made his way to a lively and family-friendly high street on a beautiful summer evening, took a loaded handgun out of the bag he was carrying and began to shoot at people. Danforth Avenue...

Sermon: Settled

2 Samuel 7:1-14a, Kristin Philipson It had been a long time since David had felt this way; settled, like he’d finally been able to exhale after a long time holding his breath; settled, like his insides were a clean and tidy room, everything ordered, swept, and dusted....

Sermon: Pray. How?

Psalm 139, Karen J. Bowles Our liturgy today is a little different.  There will be three parts.  And there will be only one reading.  In each of the three parts we will be considering a different part of psalm 139.  There will be the reading, a teaching and our...

Sermon: Pray! Why?

Karen J. Bowles Matthew 6: 5-15 Why indeed. I hope this morning we can search this question and together canvas some answers.  I am sure you have your reasons for prayer – some of you I know pray daily and some I know pray rarely.  Every time we meet we pray...

Sermon: The Divine Dance

Karen J. Bowles Isaiah 6:1-11 There is a Trinity joke I want to share with you this morning. In Matthew 16 Jesus says “Whom do people say that I am?”  And his disciples answered and said “Some say you are John the Baptist returned from the dead; others say Elias or...

Sermon: Plain Wonder Work

Karen J. Bowles Mark 4:26-34,  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...