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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: 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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Sharing about Stephen Ministries

Nineteenth Sunday of Pentecost - September 30, 2018 Psalm 139 and 2 Corinthians 1:3-7 This Sunday we listened to Brian and Esther Link share their experience of Stephen Ministries. For a video recording of that, please go back to the Dayspringchurch.ca homepage, hover over the 'Activities' tab, and under that you'll see 'Pastoral Care' where you'll find a link to the video recording after scroll...
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Sunday Message: Handing down faith from generation to generation

Eighteenth Sunday of Pentecost - September 23, 2018 Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Psalm 128 and Mark 10:13-16 Many years ago there was a devoted priest in the Church of England, in whose heart there burned a desire to see the church renewed and revitalised. One day while he was studying and praying his two small boys, were playing on the stairway. At one point, he just couldn’t contain himself and frustrat...
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Sunday Message: Taming the tongue

Seventeenth Sunday of Pentecost – September 16, 2018 Mark 8:27-38; Psalm 19 and James 3:1-12 There’s a family I know who has shared a little piece of their lives with me. They had reached a stage that was incredibly busy and challenging because all three sons had reached their teenage years. (Lord help them if it was three teenage girls!). One evening their family dynamics were at an all time lo...
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Sunday Message: Faith springing into action

Fifteenth Sunday of Pentecost - September 2, 2018 Psalm 15 and James 1-17-27  How many of us remember, at one time or another, hearing a sermon preached and then saying, “Wow, I really hope my friend or family member so and so was listening. They really needed to hear that”? How often don’t we think the Word applies to everyone but us? Let’s maintain the attitude, “Lord, is there something You w...
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Sunday Message: Ways of responding to the Life-giving Bread

Fourteenth Sunday of Pentecost - August 26, 2018 Psalm 84 and John 6:56-71 Our gospel passages for the past four Sundays have been from John chapter 6. It has been about Jesus describing Himself as the Bread of Life. Each time it was connected with the sacraments, both of Holy Communion as well as Baptism. Today is the fifth and last Sunday from John chapter 6. Here the gospel-writer turns towar...
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Sunday Message: Meeting God who became human just like us

Thirteenth Sunday of Pentecost - August 19, 2018 1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14; Psalm 111; Ephesians 5:15-20 and John 6:51-58 There is a popular song that the Irish singer and songwriter Bono sings, “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.” The first three verses go like this:  I have climbed the highest mountains I have run through the fields Only to be with you Only to be with you ...
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So very ordinary

Twelfth Sunday of Pentecost - August 12, 2018 1 Kings 19:4-8 and Psalm 34:1-8; Ephesians 4:25-5:2; John 6:35, 41-51 When God acts, we tend to think it has to happen with bolts of lightning and huge miraculous events. Of course we all know that it’s anything between the ordinary and the very extraordinary. God is God exactly because God acts in marvelous ways, but is present in all we experience....
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