Sunday, November 19, 2017

Remember to trust in God

Picture taken by Rev. Karen Bridges, Sept 2017

  • Jeremiah 29: 1, 4–14 [Letter to the exiles]
The prophet Jeremiah is writing to people who have been exiled, who have been forced to move away from what they have known - into the unknown. Today this is sometimes experienced in the loss of a job, in the division of a family, when we have left our families because of family dynamics or economic circumstances or because of traumatic events. God wants us to settle in, to not let our expectations of a speedy recovery discourage us when they are not met. We are called to trust in God and live in hope for what is to come.
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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Remember to Seek Justice

  • Amos 1: 1–2, 5:14–15, 21–24 Let justice roll like a river
The prophet Amos is not one to mince words. His message is clear – justice and righteousness are essential elements of a faithful life. Have we been too focused on our rituals and worship, that we have forgotten that God’s love is expressed and experienced through love and concern for those who are oppressed, lost and alone? We need to remember whom we belong and who we are called to serve. We are called to seek justice and resist evil. How will we live this out?
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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Remember you are not alone!

Picture Taken by Rev. Karen Bridges Sept. 2017

1 Kings 19: 1–18 Elijah meets God at Horeb

The prophet Elijah finds himself tired, exhausted alone, and living in fear for his life. He seeks solitude and in the quietness he reaches his breaking point. He’s ready to check out. Elijah wrestles with God in his time of despair and with God’s encouragement, trust, support and love Elijah finds healing and wholeness leading him to continue to answer God’s call. Have you remembered to wrestle with God lately? listen view

Sunday, October 15, 2017

God Provides the Connections

1 Samuel 3:1–21

In the times of old, oil was used to anoint leaders: kings and queens, priests and elders—a way of connecting them to the old and new, the privileges and the responsibilities of the position. What are ways today that we celebrate our connections—to the past and to the future, to our faith ancestors and to our vocation? What are our privileges and responsibilities to our communities? How is God calling you to lead? listen view

Sunday, October 8, 2017

God Provides the Harvest

Exodus 6:1–18
On a weekend focused on gratitude and humility we gather to thank God for all that is, was and shall be! We will participate in baptisms and faith affirmation. You are invited to join us, to renewing your baptismal vows or pondering your future baptism!  (image taken by Jim Triscott) listen view

Sunday, October 1, 2017

God Provides

Exodus 2:23–25; 3:10–15; 4:10–17

We celebrated World Wide Communion Sunday this week with an all-ages, open table, worship service. We will re-center ourselves by answering some questions: Why do we gather? Who do we remember in Communion? Why do we need to share our time, talents and tithes in our communities? Whose are we? listen view

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

God Promises that Seasons Will Turn

September 17, 2017 Genesis 21:1-3; 22:1-14 God Promises that Seasons Will Turn A whole year’s Liturgical Calendar (12 months of worship and learning) in one service? Yes we can! What songs, colours and stories make up each season in the Christian traditions? How does each season raise questions in our spiritual journey anew each year? Come see how preparing for Christmas leads to preparing for Easter leads to preparing for Pentecost! Due to the readers' theater that took place there is no recording of the "sermon" but here is the script! view