Wilderness work

Sunday December 9, 2018 Scripture readings: Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 1:68-79 and Luke 3:1-6 Imagine the cheerleader of a team getting all excited and pumped up while heading a cheerleading squad at a football game. The cheerleader is so excited that something goes horribly wrong. The wrong crowd was responding. Yes, the ball was moving down the field but in the wrong direction. You see, the ...
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Sunday Message: Nothing lasts forever

Sunday December 2, 2018 Scripture readings Jeremiah 33:14-16, 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 and Luke 21:25-36   We just heard these words of Jesus from the gospel according to Luke, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” Well, dear Lord Jesus, these are words I can only hold on to as dearly as possible these days. I can only hold on to them for dear life, ...
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Sunday Message: A totally different way of governing

2 Samuel 23:1-7, Psalm 132:1-12 and John 18:33-38a Perhaps you have heard this story. It's a great story: Many years ago, when Hitler's forces occupied Denmark, the order came that all Jews in Denmark were to identify themselves by wearing armbands with yellow stars of David. The Danes had seen the extermination of Jews in other countries and guessed that this was the first step in that process i...
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Sunday Message: Celebrating our congregation’s worship ministry

1 Corinthians 14:26-33 and Psalm 100 (As we celebrate the worship ministry, Heather first speaks and then Heinrich) Heather speaks: The Worship Ministry here at Dayspring has been doing a little project in the last month or so. You may have seen us… we’ve been interviewing people, young and older and in between—we’ve tried to get a good cross section of many different types of people. Our two m...
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Sunday message: From bitterness to reconciling

Remembrance Day - November 11, 2018 Scripture readings: Ruth 3:1-5, 4:13-17; Psalm 146; Mark 12:38-44 Gwynne Dyer, a Canadian journalist, war historian and academic has written several books on conflicts. From one of his books, “The Mess they made: The Middle East affair after Iraq,” he recounts an incident during the Afghan war: An American soldier is driving a Humvee and notices his Iraqi pass...
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Sunday Message: We are not alone

Scripture Readings Deuteronomy 6:1-9 Psalm 146 Mark 12:28-31 Acts 4:32-35   As we gather here in this place of worship today, we are not alone. There are more than 2.5 billion Christians on planet Earth and many of those people have already gathered for worship or will do so in the next few hours. Approximately 22 million Canadians (about 67% of Canada’s population) profess to be C...
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October 2018 Dayspring DayBook

Our monthly newsletter. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the files. To obtain the free version of Acrobat Reader, click  on the icon to the left. A new window will open at Adobe's website where you can find instructions to download and install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click on the date to view an issue. October 2018: This issue contains some responses to the September issue - al...
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Sunday Message: From Following to Leading (Lorraine Wheatley)

October 21, 2018 This time of year, the sight of migrating geese on their journey south reminds us of the coming changes in weather that are in store for those of us who don’t make a similar journey. It’s an amazing sight to see the flock following their leader in V formation. When the disciples made the choice to follow Jesus they wouldn’t have known what was in store for them; God’s pl...
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Sunday Message: When awe evokes gratitude

Twentieth Sunday of Pentecost - October 7, 2018 (Canadian Thanksgiving) Joel 2:21-27; Psalm 8 and Matthew 6:25-33 Albert Einstein is quoted to have said: “He who can no longer pause to wonder, is as good as dead.” Madeleine L'Engle concurs with Einstein that anyone who does not get carried away in awe at the power and glory of the mind behind the universe “is as good as a burnt out candle.” 1...
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