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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: 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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