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What a God to worship…! (Part One in series of Four – “Creation”)

10th Sunday after Pentecost - August 13, 2017 Revelation 4:1-11 and John 17:1-5 There are so many things that bring us to a sense of awe and wonder, and these same things that fill us with awe and wonder are so often clearly created by God. Think of the northern lights, a pink sunrise, a brightly coloured lily, some lovely rugged mountains, a waterfall; they all speak of God’s splendour. Many Go...
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Spiritual masquerades

9th Sunday after Pentecost - August 6, 2017 Ephesians 6:10-20 and Matthew 10:28-31 While the show is on at the Northern Jubilee, let’s take a peek at Andrew Lloyd Webber’s amazing and enthralling musical “The Phantom of the Opera”, where a young chorus girl named Christine receives voice training from a mysterious musician she calls the “Angel of Music.” Christine believes this is the angel her ...
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Jesus is the light

8th Sunday after Pentecost - July 30, 2017 John 8:12-20 This past weekend Lynn, myself and numerous other volunteers had the privilege of hanging out with the children of our church at VBS. I love having a time in the year set aside where I can spend time getting to know the youngest generation of our church. I left the weekend with lots of fond memories, new friends, a little more tired, and my...
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Praise the Lord

5th Sunday after Pentecost - July 9, 2017 Psalm 150 and John 4:24-26 Our world today is made up of lists. Lists of popularity, lists of the famous, list of the bests, almost anything can be ranked on a list. When you type in favorite psalms you can get a top ten list. You can even find the most searched for psalms. Today’s reading is Psalm 150. Sadly it is not in the top ten, or the top thirty (...
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Be courageous – An Afro-Canadian worship service

Second Sunday after Pentecost - June 18, 2017 Joshua 1:3-9; 1 Chronicles 20:28 At my pre-school age living back home in South Western Cameroon, My mother being a member of the Presbyterian Christian Women Fellowship for many years before I was born had so many choruses she usually sings. She had no formal education and could not speak English, but speaks 2 of our local languages. Usually when we...
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Emotional honesty

Trinity Sunday - June 11, 2017 Psalm 13 and John 6:35-40 Juanita and Jaylene had been friends for years. Suddenly, Juanita felt that Jaylene was distancing herself from their relationship. Jaylene would reply to texts or return phone calls. When they were together, Jaylene didn’t respond to Juanita’s attempts to start a conversation. Juanita didn’t know what was wrong and Jaylene did not appear ...
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When the Spirit leads in very ordinary ways

Pentecost Sunday - June 4, 2017 Acts 2:1-4 and Galatians 5:16-26 Some Christians believe the event described in Acts represents the birth of the Church. When the Holy Spirit was sent to the crowd of believers on that Pentecost Day, fifty days after Jesus’ resurrection, it was the day the movement of Christ-followers was initiated. There was a sound, like the rush of a violent wind from above, a ...
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Freedom from so many tyrannies

Sixth Sunday of Easter - May 21, 2017 Galatians 1:13-17; 2:11-21 and Luke 18:9-14 Jill was raised to believe a lie. Her father told her that she was worthless and her mother agreed. In school, Jill’s teachers said that she was dumb and wouldn’t amount to much. Jill’s classmates ridiculed her and bullied her. Jill refused to believe all these voices. With an inner strength, one cl...
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Tedious but worthwhile…

Fifth Sunday of Easter - May 14, 2017 Acts 15:1-18 and Luke 2:29-32 A man is in a conversation with his friend, “I can’t take it anymore, it’s my wife. Every time we have an argument, she gets historical!” he says. “Don’t you mean ‘hysterical’?” asked his friend. “No, I mean historical, every argument we have, she’ll go, ‘I still remember that time when you…’” Our passage from Acts has ...
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A radical gospel which can come with a price

Third Sunday after Easter - April 30, 2017 Acts 6:1-7:2a, 44-60 and Luke 23:33-34a, 46 We might ask, “What is the Good News in a passage like the one we just read?” It could be seen as a horrible example, or it can be read for what it is, spelling out the faithfulness of one of the first people to die for their faith, in a very similar fashion to that of Jesus Christ, the Head and Leader of o...
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