Next Sunday Service: Sept 3 at 10:30 am – Rev. Doug Norris Preaching. Scripture: Exodus 3:1-15, Matthew 16:21-28
Sermon by Karen Bowles
Gathering Prayer by Kaylyn Munro
Eucharistic Prayer from A Song of Faith
July 2, 2017
Jeremiah 28:5-9, Matthew 10:40-42
I can picture Jeremiah and Hananiah in the temple before the people. In my mind’s eye, it is almost like two old wizards facing off a la Harry Potter – flinging words instead of wands, or two trial lawyers summing up for the jury trading point and counterpoint, or squarely rooted in their time, two middle aged men, dusty skin weathered brown and creased, carrying staffs and wearing robes cintured in the middle, seeking to hold the floor of the temple, the attention of the people and the favour of the priests – Hananiah stands and delivers prophesizing that “Within two years I will bring back to this place all the articles of the Lord’s house that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon removed from here and took to Babylon. I will also bring back to this place Jehoiachin son of Jehoiakim king of Judah and all the other exiles from Judah who went to Babylon,’ declares the Lord, ‘for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.’”
A bold prophecy – currying favour or genuine vision?
June 25, 2017 Doug Norris Based on Genesis 18, Matthew 10
Audio recording of Prayers of the Community (Jason Myers)
Audio of sermon :
The contours of the story here are pretty basic – the story, although quite complicated, is quite straightforward.
Abraham has an old wife, and he has a young wife and he has a child by the young wife and then a child by the old wife and when there is tension and envy inside the tent he sends the young wife and her child away – orders them to leave and return to the land she was from – ‘not one of our people’ – go home to Egypt.
Bri-anne caught it in the opening line of her fine song – Only room for one, inside this town, he laid it on the line… read more…
Audio recording of reflections by Kristin Philipson, Alexander Lawson, Kaylyn Munro, and Brandon Carter, on the occasion of Rosedale United being certified as an AFFIRMING congregation. (**)
You are welcome here!
We are a dynamic and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Canada, with a tradition of strong preaching, fine music, and compassionate outreach.
There is a welcome here for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, racial and ethnic backgrounds, family configurations, abilities, and economic status to attend, join, celebrate life passages, and participate with us in the call to learn, grow and serve as disciples of Christ.
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Artist of the month
Brigitte Nowak lives in Toronto and spends summers on an island in Georgian Bay. Her paintings, in oils and in egg tempera, explore the nature of reality and illusion, the interface between the human and natural worlds and the line between observation and comment. Read more about Brigitte here