Harvest Thanksgiving 2017

Happy ThanksgivingNota bene: Our sound system was acting oddly so the quality of the recording may have a few odd moments.

Morsels & Stories: On Thanksgiving weekend we collect food for the Food Bank.  I talked about the sacrifice and gift people offered.

Sermon: “God loves a cheerful giver.”  But what is it that lets a giver be truly cheerful?

The lessons for today were Deut 8.7-18, Ps 65, 2 Cor 9.6-15, Luke 17.11-19.  I worked most closely with 2 Corinthians 9.6-15. Read it here.

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Kingdom Managers, September 2017

Kingdom ManagersMorsels & Stories: I read from The Ethiopian Tattoo Shop by Edward Hays.

 

Sermon:  There’s a lot of whining in today’s Gospels.  But my favourite character in the Gospel barely appears.

 

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew 20:1-16.

 

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Peter, Donkeys, and Stumbling Blocks, September 2017

stumbling blockMorsels & Stories: I talked about crossing ourselves, one of the many gestures some Anglicans make during worship.  I touched on the variety of ways people may or may not gesture during worship.

 

Sermon: Jesus says calls Peter a satan and a stumbling block and I hear echoes from the rest of the Bible.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew 16: 21-28.

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Made in the image of God, August 2017

shiphrah and puahMorsels & Stories: A parishioner spoke about why they are participating in the AIDS walk on Sept 16th.  Donate here.

 

 

Sermon:  I love the story of Moses who saved the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt.  But he wasn’t the first person who saved them in Egypt.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Exodus 1.8-2.10.

 

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To Dwell in Unity, August 2017

psalms-133-1-2Morsels & Stories:  I read “Refugees” from a book by Edward Hays.

 

Sermon:  I preached on the psalm!

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Psalm 133.

 

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Sinking, August 2017

Iveson tweetMorsels & Stories: I talked about the events in Charlottesville, the Mayor’s tweet, and how racism is also our problem.

 

Sermon:  Jesus pulls Peter out of the water when he is sinking because that is the kind of Jesus we follow.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Matthew 14: 22-33.

 

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Transfiguration, August 2017

transforming the world into the Kingdom of GodMorsels & Stories:  I talked about the Calendar of the Church Year and why we celebrated the Transfiguration today.

 

Sermon:  I talked about the Transfiguration, the atomic bomb that fell on Hiroshima on this day, and how we are called to transform the world around us.

 

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Luke 9: 28-36.

 

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A Complex Kingdom, July 2017

Come, struggle with usMorsels & Stories: I read from Does God have a Big Toe? about Max, the angel who was a camel.

 

 

Sermon: Jesus talks about the Kingdom of God in a lot of ways.

 

 

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew 13: 31–33 44–52.

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Spotted Knapweed and Kingdom Gardens, July 2017

spotted knapweedMorsels & Stories: I did some show and tell with the main traveling communion sets I use.

 

Sermon: How does pulling spotted knapweed as a child interact with Jesus’ parable of the weeds?

 

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Matthew 13:24-30 36-43.

 

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Seeds, Scattered July 2017

seeds scatteredMorsels & Stories:  We spent a little more time with the Children’s Illustrated Bible from last week.

 

 

Sermon:  What might this parable have sounded like if it was told today?  What does the product of the seed in good ground need to hear?

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew 13: 1-9 18-23.

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