Sunday, November 24, 2013

Colouring God's World Together

John 15: 5-11       I am the vine you are the branches.
Psalm 139:1-18   God you have searched me and know me.

This Sunday we celebrate our children as they lead us in worship. Children are taught from a young age what it means to play together, to work together, to share and to love. On this Sunday we will see God's world through the eyes of children and celebrate the beauty that comes from a place of innocence, hope, trust, and a willingness to be God's family here on earth.

The sermon was a dramatic and liturgical dance that was based on the words from Psalm 139. In the drama, I dramatized the struggle one might have with God. As the music began, I took off the stole and the alb. The voice talking to me was God. As the music changed, I became aware of God's spirit moving with me, holding me, nudging me...that was depicted in a dance. We hope to post the a video of this presentation at some point. listen .

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Draw the Circle Wider Still

Scripture:

  • 1 Corinthians 8:4-6 One God of all
  • Ephesians 2:8-10 We are what He has made us

Sermon:

Draw the Circle Wider Still
RW was recognized as an Affirming Ministry in 2007, following years of learning inclusion. The challenge continues as we endeavour to live out our Statement of Inclusion more and more fully. Thus the Church models for the World a way to be Affirming for the whole of God's Creation.
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Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Truth About God

Scripture:

  • Psalm 76:1-12 The majestic sovereignty of God embraces the whole earth
  • Romans 1:18-25 the universality of the divine presence throughout all of creation

Sermon:

The Truth About God
Paul states that through Creation, the truth about God is know to all humanity. The Psalmist declares the universality of God's sovereignty. This is what sets our Remembrance in a context of hope. God fights with us against the one true enemy: the foolish pride and hatred that divides the human family.
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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Shape up in the image of God

Genesis 1:26-31 God created humankind in God's image. Colossians 3:5-17 New life in Christ.
Human nature and Divine nature are often two different things. Human nature is about survival, and instinct, flight or fight. Divine nature is about compassion, interconnectedness, forgiveness and unconditional love and servanthood. We have been made in God's image, if we see ourselves through God's eyes, clothed in compassion and understanding we can answer the call to be stewards of all creation. It is not our role to fix things or place our agenda over something or someone else. Our role is to open our hearts, our minds and our spirits to generously and lovingly care for one another and all of creation.listen .view