Sermons tagged with ‘community’

110 of 16 items

Speech and Community

by

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 […]

Violence and our relationship with God

by

1 John 4:7ff 7Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that […]

Why We Need the Church

by

Day of Pentecost, Year B 23 May 2021 Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Romans 8:22-27 or Acts 2:1-21 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15   Let me see if I can keep your attention. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of […]

Not just Jesus and I – thoughts on our second pandemic Pentecost

by

Acts 2 1When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each […]

Discerning God’s Will

by

Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B 17 January 2021 1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20) Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 John 1:43-51   The story of Samuel sleeping in the temple and waking to the voice of God may be one of the stories we remember from Sunday School. Samuel is the fulfillment of his […]

Together and God with us

by

Nativity of the Lord, Year B 24 December 2020 Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14, (15-20)   Christmas time is story time. When I was young, during the month of December my family would gather on Saturday or Sunday evenings, sing Advent hymns, read stories, and eat Christmas cookies. It made my brother’s […]

Truthfulness and Community

by

Proper 21 (26), Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year A 27 September 2020 Exodus 17:1-7 Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 Philippians 2:1-13 Matthew 21:23-32   My great-grand father died when his children were young. They were a family of modest means and dad had started a coal business, as people were heating with coal in those days. So […]

On Finding and Being Community

by

Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year A 22 March 2020 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41   Prayer of the Day God who made us all, Our healers are exhausted. Give rest and strength to those who care for the sick. Our children are bored. Grant extra creativity to their caregivers. Our friends […]

Jesus loves

by

Proper 8 (13) Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B 1 July 2018 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 Psalm 130 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Mark 5:21-43   When I was young I learned that I could tell God anything, that no matter what, God would be there for me. And I did that lots of times. God was […]

Dreams and Visions. What kind of dreams and visions?

by

The Day of Pentecost 20 May 2018 Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Romans 8:22-27 or Acts 2:1-21 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15   I attended the special City Council meeting on Thursday. I arrived at 6:25 pm and signed in as speaker number 71. With everyone being given 5 minutes to speak, not accounting for the transition […]