Monthly Archives: October 2014

The gift of the Beatitudes

There is the story about a little girl who was one day drawing a picture. She was so engrossed in her work that her mother asked, “What are you drawing?” “Oh, it’s a picture of God,” said the youngster. “A … Continue reading

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Diversity in unity: A Reformation sermon

Of all that can be said about the tragic events of October 22, 2014 at the War Memorial and Parliament Hill, one thing we can agree on: something changed. In the aftermath of the shootings, we are still figuring out … Continue reading

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No partiality

At the beginning of every congregational council meeting, members take turns sharing a personal experience of God — whether in their day, or in the past, or in childhood. Last week a young adult member told us about participating in … Continue reading

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Frozen yet melting in Good

The Gospel text for Thanksgiving Day (Luke 17:11-19) is the familiar one about only one healed leper out of ten that went back to give thanks to Jesus. And so, we may be challenged to think about all the things … Continue reading

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An opportunity

By golly, we do it to ourselves! Time and time again. There’s a sense in the gospel text for today (Matthew 21:33-46) that we are the captains of our own demise. Let’s stay with the allegory to mean that the … Continue reading

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