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Special Notices: Food Bank … World Vision Child

DAYSPRING IS A FOOD BANK DEPOT Thursday Afternoons, 3:30-5:00: Dayspring Volunteers staff this service to the community. The Dayspring congregation makes donations of items on a regular basis to supplement the food boxes provided by the Edmonton Food Bank. Click here for a list of Items regularly needed.   WORLD VISION CHILD Sponsored by our Sunday Church School .....  ...
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Good Friday Worship: God hears, holds us, and is breathing life into the Universe

Click here to access the text of  our Good Friday worship, led by Dr. Darlene Eerkes, one of our Elders. God hears!   God holds us!   God is breathing life into us and into the universe! NOTE: Failure to acknowledge the source of copyrighted mater is purely accidental and any such omission will be corrected as soon as possible after notification sent to Webkeeper@Dayspr...
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Sunday Message: And the Word became flesh … (John Carr)

Second Sunday of Christmas, January 5, 2010 Scripture: Psalm 147: 12-20 and John 1:1-18 As I have made my way through life during the last few weeks, I have been pondering what all the “hoopla” has to do with the fact that the Word of God became flesh – that the Creator of the universe was born into our ordinary human experience. One possible answer to my wonderings is “nothing.” There are ...
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Sunday Message: Problems with the Lectionary (Jim Jeatt)

First Sunday of Christmas Scripture: Isaiah 63: 7-9; Matthew 2: 13-23; Hebrews 2: 10-18 Have you ever thought about something called the lectionary?  It is a three-year cycle of biblical readings and brings together the old testament, the psalms, the gospels and epistles (letters to the early churches.  It is what we know as the scripture readings.  I never really pay attention to it either.  Ex...
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Sunday Message: The Wonder of Perfect Timing – Hope Finds Us (John Carr)

Advent 1 Scripture First Testament: Jeremiah 33: 14-16 Psalm 25:1-10 Epistle: Galatians 4: 3b-7 Gospel: Mark 13:24-27 Heinrich and I are being a bit of a “tag team” during this Advent Season. He had already begun planning worship for the Advent Season when he discovered that he would need to be absent today. So, responsibility for setting the stage for worship during the Advent Season fall...
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Sunday Message: Youth Sunday (Fionna McCrostie)

Scripture: Psalm 13 and Acts 6: 8-15; 7:1-2 and 48-60 The devil doesn’t come into our lives with a tail, pointy horns and a pitchfork. I believe he comes into our lives as other people’s voices - in the form of gossip that’s shared with someone through a text or at school, or in a hurtful comment made to a friend or romantic partner, in accusation and comparison. The devil comes into our liv...
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Sunday Message: A Word for Rich Fools

Scripture Readings: Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12–14; 2:18–23 Psalm 49:1–12 Luke 12:13–21 I will get to the readings for this morning in a few minutes – but first I want to share a few paragraphs from an article titled Culture and Conscience: Biblical Absolutes and Cultural Variation - published in the International Journal of Frontier Missiology (31:1 Spring 2014). Anthropologist Dr. T. Wayne Dye wr...
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Sunday Message: Dead to Sin (Excerpts) – A Sermon of John Chrysostom

Scripture Texts: Genesis 18:20-32; Psalm 138; Colossians 2:6-15 The following message, written by St John Chrysostom (345 – 407 AD), was presented in Sunday morning worship by Nick Nation. “Know ye not my brethren, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?  Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death”  (Rom. :3-4, KJV).  What does being ba...
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