Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Why of Church


 

Hebrews 1:1-4, 10-12 God has spoken by his Son.
Psalm 102:25-28 God has laid the foundation.
Luke 6:46-49 The wise builder.



100 Years: Created and Creating
On this day we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Robertson Building which was completed in 1914. This building has been a landmark in the city of Edmonton for a long time, and we play to keep it that way for a long time to come. How and what is God calling us to create in this time as a legacy for the next generations to come? The United Church of Canada Moderator the Right Rev. Gary Paterson was the guest preacher.

A special thank you to Steven Turgeon for capturing this on video for us.

 http://youtu.be/ADG2nZeXyiE
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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Step Into God's Life

Scripture:

  • Isaiah 66:1-2 What kind of house
  • Matthew 6:5-6 Prayer

Sermon:

Step Into God's Life
How do we enter into sacred presence? What do we do to cultivate a sense of the nearness of God? How do we call on God; and how do we ready ourselves to hear when God calls us? It is part of why we are here to worship, not because God is only here and nowhere else; but rather to learn, in this place, how to find God everywhere.
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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Being Here

  • Isaiah 40:3-5 A highway for our God
  • Matthew 3:1-3 John the Baptist

Sermon:

Being Here
Isaiah speaks words of hope to Israel using landscape metaphors. What is the significance of R-W's location? What was created here? How was the ministry shaped by this location? And how has the church responded to this landscape? What rugged ground has been made level? And what new rough spots have emerged? What is being created here now?
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Sunday, January 5, 2014

The house of our God is for all of creation

Hebrews 3:1-6 Honour to the builder of the house.
 2 Chronicles 2: 1-17 Maker of heaven and earth: the acts of creation.


Like our ancestors, we long to build temples of worship for God who is our creator and provider, our strength and our guide. King Solomon asked God only for wisdom and knowledge on how best to lead God's people and God rewarded him for his pure heart. Solomon wanted to build God a temple, a space which would gather all people together in praise and thanksgiving for God. We, like Solomon long to provide a space for worshipers to gather, and we like Moses are willing servants of God. We know that God built the house, and Jesus leads the house by calling us to reach out to others with compassion and love. How will we continue to build the household of God in this community? How will we continue to be a beacon of light in this community?
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