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   […]

“Behold the Man”

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Mary, Mother of Our Lord Isaiah 61:7-11 Psalm 34:1-9 (3) Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 1:46-55   Ecce Homo, are the words that Pilate spoke when he presented Jesus to the crowd. Rendered “Behold the man,” in the King James Bible. (John 19:5) From the early middle ages to today ecce homo has become something of motif […]

Members of One Another

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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 14 (19), Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, Year B 8 August 2021 1 Kings 19:4-8 Psalm 34:1-8 Ephesians 4:25-5:2 John 6:35, 41-51   Most pastors don’t stay in one […]

The Problem With Our Desire for Control

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Proper 13 (18), Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B 1 August 2021 Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15 Psalm 78:23-29 Ephesians 4:1-16 John 6:24-35   Two years before I was born my parents became vegetarian. As it happened before I was born, I only know the family lore. My father had been ill, my mother feared to be […]