Sunday, November 27, 2016

Lament...and make it awkward

This picture was composed by Jim Triscott Nov 2016.

Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:2-4; 3:17-19

 A prophet’s prayer First off, the prophet Habakkuk confronts God. He cries out, and he laments. Then he stands watch, waiting for a reply. It is through Habakkuk’s patient waiting that a vision appears. God is listening! Justice will come! As we begin a new liturgical year it is time to find the courage to stand together amidst conflict, injustice, and violence trusting that with faith comes hope. It is time to imagine the possibilities. listen view

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Wisdom of Children

Jeremiah 1:4-10; 7:1-11 . Jeremiah’s Call and Commission The children and youth of Robertson-Wesley will be leading the service today. Today is Children’s Day and so we celebrate by listening to the words of our children. So often the prophets and the chosen messengers of God were called at a young age. Let us honour the children in our midst and listen with open hearts and minds to the message that God has for us through the voices and words of the children. This was a Whole Family Worship and so there was no formal sermon.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Reconcile, Remember, Return

Micah 5:2-4; 6:6-8 . What God Requires

 We are called to remember. The prophet Micah proclaims that all that God requires of us, is to seek justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God. As we remember those who fought for our freedom, as we remember the gift that Jesus gave us through the act of communion, we come today to reconcile our relationship with God and others so that justice is served, God is honoured and we return to the roots of our faith as we live in hope. listen view

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Easier than We Expect; Harder than It Seems

  • 2 Kings 5:1-14 The Healing of Naaman

Photo by Rev. Karen Bridges.

We often make life harder than it needs to be. We yearn for drama and excitement. But sometimes restoration and healing comes in the quiet acts of kindness and simplicity. Life is hard enough without our complicating it further. Are we humble enough to allow grace to flow through us in the ordinary, everyday pieces in our lives?