2020/21, Year B

110 of 87 items

In the World but not of the World

by

Reign of Christ/Christ the King – Proper 29 (34), Year B 21 November 2021 Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 Psalm 93 Revelation 1:4b-8 John 18:33-37   In the Gospel of John Jesus assumes his reign on the cross. When I am lifted up from the earth I will draw all people to myself. (John 12:32) And so […]

Self-help or Salvation?

by

Proper 28 (33), Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B 14 November 2021 Daniel 12:1-3 Psalm 16 Hebrews 10:11-14, (15-18), 19-25 Mark 13:1-8   My maternal grandfather had the good fortune of sitting out WW I in India. Jackie’s paternal grandfather spent it in the trenches of Belgium. He survived and returned decorated but to my […]

The Last Enemy is Death

by

All Saints Sunday, Year B 7 November 2021 Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 24 Revelation 21:1-6a John 11:32-44   Since I grew up in one country and have made my home in another, I have always had an interest in the differences between cultures. And being a pastor and burying people I have always been intrigued with […]

Hope in Anxious Times

by

Reformation Day, Year B 31 October 2021 Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 46 Romans 3:19-28 John 8:31-36   My father was born in 1931. I do not believe his childhood was particularly happy, though there were memories that stood out. Ironically, they are mostly memories from the years he was evacuated during the war, like learning to […]

Of Cloaks and of Letting Go

by

Proper 25 (30), Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost, Year B 24 October 2021 Jeremiah 31:7-9 Psalm 126 Hebrews 7:23-28 Mark 10:46-52   One of the great gifts of being a pastor is the people I meet, you included, which is one reason why I am here this morning and not at convention. When a group from […]

Which Story is the One that Shapes Us?

by

While the video is posted, we understand and regret that there were issues with the YouTube server.     Proper 24 (29), Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost, Year B 17 October 2021 Isaiah 53:4-12 Psalm 91:9-16 Hebrews 5:1-10 Mark 10:35-45   I became a permanent resident in 1992. Jackie and I moved to Saskatoon where I […]

Shifting Our Attention

by

Day of Thanksgiving, Year B 11 October 2021 Joel 2:21-27 Psalm 126 1 Timothy 2:1-7 Matthew 6:25-33   When I was twenty I thought I had high blood pressure. I went to see a physician but the physician said I didn’t have high blood pressure. That was good. However, that did not make the thing […]

No Us and Them

by

Proper 22 (27), Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B 3 October 2021 Genesis 2:18-24 Psalm 8 Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12 Mark 10:2-16   The congregation I served in Winnipeg is located in the West End. The West End had been the place where German immigrants settled and when the congregation moved and erected a new building […]

On Healing Our Tribalism

by

Proper 21 (26), Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B 26 September 2021 Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 Psalm 19:7-14 James 5:13-20 Mark 9:38-50   Rowan Williams, the former archbishop of Canterbury, explains heresy1 by speaking about 1 Corinthians 11 where people wanted to choose who they’d eat and drink with, wanted to choose their own company, […]

Wisdom from Above

by

Please note: We will resume the streaming of our services in October   Proper 20 (25), Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B 19 September 2021 Jeremiah 11:18-20 Psalm 54 James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a Mark 9:30-37   One thing my wife brought into our marriage was a reproduction of a painting of two little children in the […]