Monthly Archives: February 2018

Abraham’s Laughter, Lent 2 2018

How is God's Promise making you laugh today_Morsels & Stories: I read “The Spy on Noah’s Ark” from The Spy on Noah’s Ark: Bible Stories From the Inside Out

 

 

Sermon: Why do you laugh?  Why did Noah?

 

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Genesis 17:1–7 15–16.

 

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Grace for Discipline, Lent 2018

Lent 1 Collect.pngMorsels & Stories: I talked about the liturgical life-cycle of palms.

Sermon: I preached on the collect today.

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Ash Wednesday 2018

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Dear friends in Christ, every year at the time of the Christian Passover we celebrate our redemption through the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Lent is a time to prepare for this celebration and to renew our life in the paschal mystery. We begin this holy season by remembering our need for repentance, and for the mercy and forgiveness proclaimed in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We begin our journey to Easter with the sign of ashes, an ancient sign, speaking of the frailty and uncertainty of human life, and marking the penitence of the community as a whole. I invite you therefore, in the name of the Lord, to observe a holy Lent by self-examination, penitence, prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, and by reading and meditating on the word of God. Let us kneel before our Creator and Redeemer.

 

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We Pray for Freedom, Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Prayer guided by the Holy Spirit leads us to bring freedom and justice to our world.This year I got to offer a homily at the Westmount Christian Council’s, our local ecumenical group, service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
The texts were Exodus 15:1-21, Psalm 118, Romans 8:12-27, Mark 5:21-43.  I read Exodus and my sermon went somewhere I wasn’t expecting.

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To Transfigure the World, February 2018

We carry God's love to othersMorsels & Stories: We talked a bit about Lenten practices.  This was pretty interactive and I did my best to help the mic get everything.  Thank you for your patience.

 

Sermon:  Peter gets it wrong many many times.  This time I think we need to give him some slack…

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Mark 9:2-9.

 

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