Sermons tagged with ‘mission’

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Second Sunday of Advent, Year C 5 December 2021 Malachi 3:1-4 Luke 1:68-79 Philippians 1:3-11 Luke 3:1-6   Angels are essential to the celebration of Christmas, not only on top of our Christmas trees. The angel Gabriel announces the birth of the Saviour and angels sing for the shepherds in the fields. Heaven and earth […]

Our Lives Are Not Our Own


We worshipped outdoors this day but pre-recorded a service for YouTube. Thus the sermon in the video and the one below are two different sermons. Proper 10 (15), Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, Year B 11 July 2021 Amos 7:7-15 Psalm 85:8-13 Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:14-29   My parents were born in 1931. In May of […]

Heirs of the Kingdom


Proper 22 (27), Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year A 4 October 2020 Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 Psalm 19 Philippians 3:4b-14 Matthew 21:33-46   There is an allegorical reading of our passage that says that God is the owner of the vineyard, the son is Jesus, and the tenants are Israel. It is a highly unlikely […]

Abundance and Mission


Palm Sunday 25 March 2018 Numbers 14:10-19 Revelation 21:22-27 Mark 14:3-8 A week ago Saturday I attended a Stewardship workshop hosted by the Diocese of New Westminster. Part of the afternoon was dedicated to learning to create a narrative budget. The point of a narrative budget is to present not only numbers, numbers as well, […]

Proper 6 (11), 18 June 2017, 2nd Sunday after Pentecost


Genesis 18:1-15 [21:1-7] Psalm 116:1- 2, 12-19 Romans 5:1-8 Matthew 9:35—10:8 [9-23]   Only once did we live in a provincial capital. It was for the eight years we lived in Winnipeg. And it was in Winnipeg that we attended the Lieutenant Governor’s New Year’s Levée. Of course, there was a public levée, held at […]