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19 08, 2019

Pentecost 10 Luke 12:49-56 (Rev. Larry Adkins)

By |2019-08-19T08:34:05-08:00August 19th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be acceptable to you, my Lord and Saviour.   Amen. Jesus has been hanging out in Galilee and he is now traveling toward Jerusalem. Crowds continue to gather and grow wherever he goes. He has been healing folks along the way. And not [...]

11 08, 2019

Pentecost 9 Luke 12: 32-40 (The Rev. Larry Adkins)

By |2019-08-11T13:21:36-08:00August 11th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

I dare to preach to you in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Jesus said, “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give alms.” The Gospel passage this morning is a call to [...]

29 07, 2019

Pentecost 7 Luke 11:1-13 (Ven. Allan Carson)

By |2019-07-29T08:16:22-08:00July 29th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

The disciples witnessed Jesus praying on a number of occasions. All the gospels make reference to Jesus praying at different times of the day and in different places. If we look over various human societies and cultures throughout history we will discover that prayer is actually a pretty common human endeavour. Prayer is not unique [...]

22 07, 2019

Pentecost 6 Luke 10: 38-42 (The Ven. Allan Carson)

By |2019-07-23T09:15:25-08:00July 22nd, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

Here is a question for you - Why were you dispatched out of eternity and into time?  Not the usual way we think about birth.  It is a statement that implies much about birth. It says that you are not the result of an accident, despite what you might have overheard your parents say. It [...]

15 07, 2019

Pentecost 5 John 20: 1-18 (The Ven. Allan Carson)

By |2019-07-23T09:14:29-08:00July 15th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

Anglican churches all across Canada have been asked this Sunday to not use the regular lectionary readings but to use the readings that we just heard which were chosen as part of the theme for General Synod being held in Vancouver this week. The theme of General Synod is "I have called you by name." [...]

15 07, 2019

Pentecost 4 Luke 10: 1-11, 16-20 (Rev Miranda Sutherland)

By |2019-07-15T08:14:20-08:00July 15th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

IT'S NOT ABOUT YOU” In every community, there are characters who are performing varying roles. Prominent in the bible readings today are: captain, soldiers and kings of earthly authority. In the same breadth, we read of a child, servants, disciples, all pointing to the God of all creation, the God of our salvation through Jesus [...]

15 03, 2018

Being Honest About Racism

By |2018-03-15T08:19:52-08:00March 15th, 2018|Ponderings|0 Comments

This article appeared in 'the light magazine' written by Marion Van Driel based on an interview with The Rev. Allan Carson. March is designated Anti-Racism Month in Canada. In a country as diverse as ours, and in a time when we are welcoming more new Canadians than ever, treating newcomers with respect and dignity is [...]

16 04, 2017

Fake news and alternative facts

By |2017-04-16T19:33:02-08:00April 16th, 2017|Ponderings|0 Comments

In a world of "fake news" and "alternative facts" We are living in a time when there seems to be an increase in uncertainty and chaos. The doomsday clock people have moved the hands closer to midnight. Closer to the end for humanity. Where are we to put our hope? In humanity or in something [...]

3 10, 2016

Stone Cold Dead as I Stepped out of the Womb

By |2016-11-21T06:34:31-08:00October 3rd, 2016|Ponderings|0 Comments

  That is a line from Bod Dylan’s song “Saved”. The line affirms and makes the traditional proclamation of original sin – that we are born hard wired for sin. Not a popular concept these days. Actually, I don’t think that has ever been a popular concept. People prefer Sarah McLachlan’s line ” ’cause we [...]

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