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The Prodigal story: Three in One

Most of this sermon today is the work of the Rev. Monika Wiesner who first preached it. A lay member of our congregation, Sharon Wirth, then also preached Monika’s sermon at Faith Ottawa last year. A heart-felt ‘thank you’ to … Continue reading

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Christmas Day – funeral sermon

Jesus said, ‘The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. ‘Again, the kingdom of heaven is like … Continue reading

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Surprise ending

The Arnprior Rapids were destined to lose. If you asked me, midseason, to write the history of the 2017 Fall season of the Lanark-Renfrew Highschool Football League, it would sound completely different than it actually turned out in the end. … Continue reading

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Relationships over Resources

A member of this congregation sent me an email including a list of short phrases called paraprosdokians. A paraprosdokian, according to my online dictionary, is a derivative of a Greek word which means, ‘beyond expectation’. It is a wordplay, a … Continue reading

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Laetere!

“This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!” (Psalm 118:24) Lent is a journey through the desert. It is dry. And there’s little for comfort. Let alone luxury. It is a … Continue reading

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Becoming the new

I spend a lot of time in the car. With over 30 years of driving experience, I pride myself in being a good driver who is well-prepared and always thinking ahead.  Especially when it comes to fuelling the car. In … 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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