Sermons by OSLC

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Which Story is the One that Shapes Us?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Speech and Community

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Note: We plan to resume the streaming of our services in October.   Proper 19 (24), Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B 12 September 2021 Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 116:1-9 James 3:1-12 Mark 8:27-38   In 2008 our family went on a holiday to Eastern Canada. We used our points to fly into Ottawa, travelled by […]

The Gospel of Peace

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Please note that the sermon below is a different sermon than the one preached in the streamed service. The streamed service was pre-recorded, the sermon below was preached in our parking lot.   Proper 16 (21), Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B 22 August 2021 Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18 Psalm 34:15-22 Ephesians 6:10-20 John 6:56-69   […]