Hope – "Just the Way it is" – it doesn't have to be…

Scripture for today: Luke 1:1-25 Have you ever hoped for your life to be different than it is?  Have you ever wished you were born in a different family, or in a different country, or in even a different coloured skin? For a lot of us in this room, I would bet that most of us…

The End is Near – Yup, I went there… check it out.

Today’s Scriptures: Psalm 65 & Joel 2:23-32 What can you tell me about the Book of Joel? If you can’t really think of much that is no surprise. Joel was one of the 12 minor prophets – along with Hosea, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. The Christian Bible divides these…

Not called to “like” each other…

SCRIPTURES: 1 Timothy 1:12-17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 12 I am grateful to Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because he judged me faithful and appointed me to his service, 13 even though I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and a man of violence. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, 14 and…

The Parable of All Creation

SCRIPTURE: This was done in church in a Reader’s Theatre style with three different voices reading the parts. Gary was Narrator #1, Reeta Narrator #2, and Martha read as God from the Family Room. Genesis 1-2:3a (Adapted from The Voice Bible) : Narrator #1:Out of nowhere, time, space, and all the living whirl forth as…

Lost & Found: The Parable of the Prodigal

SCRIPTURES: Luke 15:11-32 ‘Then Jesus said, ‘There was a man who had two sons. The younger of them said to his father, “Father, give me the share of the property that will belong to me.” So he divided his property between them. A few days later the younger son gathered all he had and travelled to a distant country,…

One Bad Apple

SCRIPTURES: Luke 13:20-21- The Parable of the Yeast 20 And again he said, “To what should I compare the kingdom of God? 21 It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.” Luke 17:20-21 – The Coming of the Kingdom 20 Once Jesus was asked by the Pharisees…

The Kingdom of God is like a… weed???

Scriptures for this week were Ezekiel 31:1-9 and Matthew 13:31-32 On Monday, I returned from 10 days at Berwick United Church Camp where I have gone almost every summer for the past 35 years. Berwick Camp is located at the end of Commercial Street right in the town of Berwickin the Annapolis Valley. It is…

“Not Fair!” Sermon from July 21, 2019

Scripture: Matthew 20:1-16 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Laborers in the Vineyard 20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire labourers for his vineyard. 2 After agreeing with the labourers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 When he went out…

Thursday Thoughts – July 18, 2019

#ThursdayThoughts The Thursday Thoughts will no longer include the announcements fo the week as they can be found here: Announcements In this space I will share the scripture/s for the coming Sunday and any other musings I might like to share about the life and work of our community, congregation, the wider church, or the…