Sermon: In the Middle of Things

Deuteronomy 26:1-11, first Sunday in Lent by Rev. Kristin Philipson   I was catching up on the phone with a friend; we’d covered my news.  “And what about you,” I said, “how are you?”  “Well, the last time we talked,” she said, “I didn’t get a chance to tell you,...

Sermon : ‘Fast Food in Babylon’

Audio recording of sermon, March 3, 2019, Doug Norris   By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept, when we remembered Zion. There on the poplars we hung our harps, for there our captors asked us for songs,     our tormentors demanded songs of joy;     they said,...

Sermon: Faithful Living

Luke 6:17-38, Feb. 24, 2019, Rev. Karen Bowles Most weeks the clergy here don their gowns for this time of worship.  And why?  Because it signals that this is a time that is different in each week.  If I showed up at the supermarket or the theatre dressed like this I...

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...