Lifting, Lent 2018

Is Jesus who we are sharing with the world_Morsels & Stories: I talk about laetare or mothering Sunday.

Sermon: What if John 3:16 is an idol of the Church, and what if, maybe, the weird story about the snakes can help us understand idols and redeem John 3:16?

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked with Num 21:4–9 and John:14-21.

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A Sacred Home, Lent 2018

Home where we are imperfect and lovedEdmonton got a decent amount of snow between Friday night and Sunday morning so our worship was a bit more intimate than normal.  Instead of our usual Morsels & Stories we started with a really interactive section.  I did my best to make sure the gist of the conversation got caught by the mic.  Thank you for your patience.

Sermon: Jesus has deep passion for God’s home.  What does home mean to us?  What does this mean for us?

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with John 2: 13-22.

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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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Community, Sin, and Forgiveness, January 2018

People hurt each otherMorsels & Stories: I read a story about commandments from  The Spy on Noah’s Ark: Bible Stories from the Inside Out.

 

Sermon:  Paul seems to advocate for vegetarianism and I talk about Martin Luther.

 

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with 1 Corinthians 8:1-13.

 

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Called to Newness, January 2018

When our world changesMorsels & Stories: I read a story from Does God have a Big Toe?

 

Sermon:  I ponder my enjoyment of prequels and what would have helped Simon, Andrew, James, and John leave their families, their jobs, and how they’d learned to be faithful.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Mark 1:14-20.

 

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Room for the Helpless, January 2018

welcome for the cynical, snarky, and hopelessMorsels & Stories:  I talked about Paul’s comment in “All thing are lawful, but not all things are beneficial.”  We discussed Paul, breastfeeding, and diet options.

Sermon: Jesus greets Nathanael in an interesting way and why Nathanael has been giving me hope this week.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link).  I worked most closely with John 1:43-51.

 

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