Thursday Thoughts – October 18, 2018

This week’s reading: Mark 10: 35-45  Questions I have been pondering: Do we want to be close to Jesus? What does being close to Jesus mean? Why do people come to church? Reflection Title – Do We Want to Be Close to Jesus?   There is still time for you to respond to the question:…

Thursday Thoughts – October 11, 2018

As part of my duties as President of Conference, I will be in Sydney from Monday-Thursday attending the Presbyterian Synod Meeting (like our Conference Annual Meeting) and the final meeting of Sydney Presbytery. As always I am available via email and cellphone. I am in Sackville, NB this Friday/Saturday as part of a meeting for…

Named – Not Named

Originally posted on My Window on God's World:
Tide Mark You don’t hear much about me after I won the election to become one of the chosen 12! I was so proud… me, one of the apostles! Even though it was only by chance, by tossing dice that I won, that didn’t diminish my…

Midweek Message – May 5, 2018

Riverview  Scripture – 1 Corinthians 12:4-131 Corinthians 12:14-211 Corinthians 12:22-27 The service this Sunday is different from our usual format, we are exploring spiritual gifts. We will be worshiping in the round for the next number of weeks. The service will be followed by a ‘Congregational Conversation’ where we will name and explore joys and…

Cluttered, Clearing, Connected

Originally posted on My Window on God's World:
The possibility of peace between North and South Korea… the conviction of Bill Cosby… 10 people, mainly women, mowed down and killed by a driver… many more injured… a calm police officer… the death of a Edna DeMann’s brother… a fundraising dinner… a Conference Executive meeting……

Midweek Message – April 26,2018

Scripture – 1 John 4:7-21 & John 15:1-8  Reflection – Connected, Cluttered and Clearing Questions I am Pondering: What are some of the things we need to let God ‘prune’ from us indiviually and as a community of faith. What are we afraid to let go of? What binds us together? Riverview Governance Evaluation –…

Covenant & Cross  

Originally posted on My Window on God's World:
Many years ago, when I started wearing a cross, perhaps at my confirmation at the age of 35, one of my brothers-in-law asked me why I would wear a Roman instrument of torture and death around my neck. I have to say that I had never…

Midweek Message – February 22, 2018

The Heart of Covenant Living It’s the second week of Lent! Last week at Riverview, we started our rainbow heart with the colour purple, this week we will add blue. We will have a beautiful piece of artwork at the end of it thanks to Janice Lewis. Next week, there will be pictures from both…

Why Baptize?

In a world and a church where most of us no longer believe that an unbaptized baby or person is not going to go to heaven, why do we bother baptizing? In a world and a church where most of us no longer believe that we are born sinful and baptism somehow removes this stain,…