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…

“That’s Righteous!” Sermon from July 14, 2019

This is the second in a series of sermons on the Parables of Jesus that I will be sharing with you this summer. Please join us in person at Nine Mile River United Church at 10 am for July, and at Riverview United Church at 10 am for August and September 1. We will return to…

“Good and Faithful Servant” Sermon from July 7, 2019

This is the first in a series of sermons on the Parables of Jesus that I will be sharing with you this summer. Please join us in person at Nine Mile River United Church at 10 am for July, and at Riverview United Church at 10 am for August and September 1. We will return to…

Take Heart

Originally posted on My Window on God's World:
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal;…

We Sing of Relationship

Originally posted on My Window on God's World:
Today is Trinity Sunday, the first Sunday after Pentecost. It celebrates the Christian Doctrine of the Trinity, traditionally understood as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. But before we get into that, I want to ask you a question, “Have you ever been in a situation in…

Doubt & Belief

Originally posted on My Window on God's World:
My ‘star word’ for 2019, taped to the tape dispenser on my desk.  How many people get excited when they receive a letter or card in the mail? I know I do. From pictures drawn on cave walls to the printing press, written communication is a…

Threatened With Resurrection

Originally posted on My Window on God's World:
Crashing sorrow, unimaginable pain, incredulous disbelief, unbelievable joy. That is what I imagine Mary is feeling that first Easter morning. In all four Gospels, it is the women who stay at the cross and come to the tomb. Mary Magdalene gets special mention: she had stood,…