Sermons tagged with ‘community’

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Can Our Hope Order Our Relationships?

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Second Sunday in Lent, Year C 13 March 2022 Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 Psalm 27 Philippians 3:17-4:1 Luke 13:31-35   There are times when I know that to be silent is more appropriate than to speak. And I am not referring to preaching on Sunday mornings. I believe that as a descendant of those who carried […]

The Importance of Being “in the Flesh”

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Last year people said that there wouldn’t be Christmas. I sympathized with those statements, even though they weren’t entirely true, but they expressed lament, they acknowledged loss. I don’t know what Christmas looked like at your house. At our house my wife cooked Christmas dinner (she is a much better cook than I am), we […]

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 […]

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 […]

Violence and our relationship with God

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]