Sunday, September 27, 2015

Wrestling with God leads to Blessing

Genesis 32:22-30 Jacob Wrestles with God
Romans 9:1-5 Speak the truth in Christ

The story of Jacob wrestling with God is a good reminder that one's faith journey isn't always easy and like Jacob we should never give up. Over the past several weeks we have heard stories that call us to share. We are called to share ourselves, our questions, our gifts, and our faith stories with each other. When we do this, like Jacob we will be blessed. We will explore different ways of sharing and being blessed while finding the strength to keep on wrestling with the challenges that we face day in and day out.

 This was a Whole Family Worship and thus the sermon time was very interactive. Therefore there is no recorded sermon for this week.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Laughing With Sarah

Genesis 18:1–15; 21:1–7 • Isaac born to Sarah

When Sarah hears that she is to bear a child in her old age she laughs. Laughter can express many things: derision or desdain, as well as humour or joy. The birth of a child can mean many things: family, fulfilment, promise, victory, acceptance, redemption. So Isaac is born to Sarah, and the story continues.

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Shared Blessing

Genesis 2:4b–25 • Creation of Man and Woman

The stories of Creation reflect the awareness of a common origin amoung the human family. As such, they give a foundation from which to affirm, and indeed to cultivate the recognition of ourselves in one another—the hope of unity and peace in our world. Today, more than ever before, we long for the way to unity, peace, and global community. So we look again for wisdom in the stories of “the time when Yahweh God made erth and heaven.” What is the secret of peace for you?

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Let's get our act together!

Ecclesiastes 4: 1-16 The Value of a Friend

As we move into the fall and another exciting year of programming we hear wisdom in the words of the author of Ecclesiastes a name which is derived from the Hebrew Qoheleth. In Hebrew the root qhl has to do with an assembly or congregation (an "ecclesia") The name, Ecclesiastes, then would seem to mean "leader of the assembly." As we come together as the assembled body of Christ how will we work together in a spirit of friendship, in a spirit of comradery, in a spirit that values working together, in a spirit of discernment where we make wise choices together?

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