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  • Sunday (Zoom) message: Together on the journey (Presbyterians Sharing Sunday)
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    Dayspring ZOOM Connect Worship, Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, Date: September 27, 2020, 10 am MDT Gathering Music:  Jesus in the morning Jesus, Jesus, Jesus in the morning, Jesus in the noontime; Jesus, Jesus, Jesus when the sun goes down! Love him, love him… Serve him, serve him… Thank him, thank him… Praise him, praise him… […]

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  • Sunday (Zoom) message: Comforting and encouraging one another
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    Dayspring Zoom Connect Worship, Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 20, 2020, at 10 am MDT Gathering Music:  Love divine Love divine, all loves excelling, joy of heaven, to earth come down; fix in us thy humble dwelling, all thy faithful mercies crown. Jesus, thou art all compassion, pure, unbounded love thou art; visit us with […]

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  • Sunday (Zoom) message: Setting free through forgiveness
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    Dayspring ZOOM Connect Worship, Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 13, 2020, 10 am MDT Gathering Music:  Seek ye first Seek ye first the Kingdom of God And His righteousness And all these things shall be added unto you Allelu, Alleluia Ask and it shall be given unto you Seek and ye shall find Knock and […]

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  • Sunday (Zoom) message: Freedom!
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    Dayspring Zoom Connect Worship, Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 6, 2020, 10 am MDT Gathering Music:  Spirit of gentleness Spirit, spirit of gentleness, blow through the wilderness, calling and free, Spirit, spirit of restlessness, stir me from placidness, wind, wind on the sea. You moved on the waters, you called to the deep, then you […]

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  • Sunday (Zoom) Message: Human desires and Godly plans
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    Dayspring ZOOM Connect Worship, Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, August 30, 2020, 10 am MDT Gathering Music:  Those who wait on the Lord Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall rise up on wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint: help us, Lord; […]

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  • Sunday (Zoom) message: Seeking certainty in a shaky world
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    Dayspring ZOOM Connect Worship, Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, August 23, 2020, 10 am MDT Minister: The Rev. Dr. Heinrich Grosskopf               Welcoming Elder: Darlene Eerkes Worship Arts Coordinator (Guitarist): Gord McCrostie             Pianist: Binu Kapadia Soloist: Binu Kapadia Gathering Music:  Jesus life of all the world Jesus, life of all the world, source and sum of […]

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  • Sunday (Zoom) message: Persistence and faith can make a powerful pair
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    Dayspring ZOOM Connect Worship, Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, August 16, 2020, 10 am MDT Minister: The Rev. Dr. Heinrich Grosskopf  Welcoming Elder: Gina Kottke Worship Arts Coordinator (Guitarist): Gord McCrostie             Pianist: Binu Kapadia Instrumental Soloist: Kathleen de Caen Gathering Music:  Be thou my vision Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart Naught be […]

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  • Sunday (Zoom) message: Out, and into the world
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    Dayspring ZOOM Connect Worship, Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, August 9, 2020  10 am MDT Minister: The Rev. Dr. Heinrich Grosskopf                 Welcoming Elder: Jane de Caen Worship Arts Coordinator (Guitarist): Gord McCrostie             Pianist: Binu Kapadia Vocal solo: Glynnis McCrostie Gathering Music:  She comes sailing on the wind   She comes sailing on the wind, her wings […]

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  • Sunday (ZOOM) Message: “Feeding the Five Thousand”
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    Leading Worship: Elder Bill Davis and the Rev Dr. John Carr Pre-recorded Music provided by Gord McCrostie and Binaifer (Binu) Kapadia Gathering Music:  As the deer  As the deer pants for the water So my soul longs after you You alone are my heart’s desire And I long to worship you  You alone are my […]

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  • Sunday (Zoom) message: Small starts, surprising force
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    Dayspring ZOOM Connect Worship, 8th Sunday after Pentecost, July 26, 2020 10 am MDT Minister: The Rev. Dr. Heinrich Grosskopf  Welcoming Elder: Heather Tansem Worship Arts Coordinator (Guitarist): Gord McCrostie  Pianist: Binu Kapadia Gathering Music:           God we praise you God, we praise you for the morning; hope springs forth with each new day, new beginning, prayer […]

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  • Sunday (Zoom) message: “Wait…and watch what God is up to”
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    Dayspring ZOOM Connect Worship, 7th Sunday after Pentecost, July 19, 2020, 10 am MDT  Minister: The Rev. Dr. Heinrich Grosskopf                    Welcoming Elder: Gina Kottke Worship Arts Coordinator (Guitarist): Gord McCrostie             Pianist: Binu Kapadia Soloist: Linda Farrah-Basford Gathering Music:   Jesus, life of all the world Jesus, life of all the world, source and sum of […]

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  • Sunday (ZOOM) Worship: Message “The Best is Love” (Darlene Eerkes)
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    Dayspring ZOOM Connect Worship: July 12, 2020 at 10 am MDT Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Leading Worship: Darlene Eerkes Gathering  Music: The love of God comes close The love of God comes close where stands an open door, to let the stranger in, to mingle rich and poor. The love of God is here to […]

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  • Sunday (ZOOM) Worship Message: “The yoke that makes our burden light” (John Carr)
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    Dayspring ZOOM Connect Worship, Fifth Sunday after Pentecost  July 5, 2020 Leading Worship: The Rev Dr John Carr      Welcoming Elder and Reader: Nick Nation Gathering Music Prelude: All things bright and beautiful All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all. Each […]

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  • Sunday (ZOOM) Worship Message: “Replenish, Renew, Reach Out” (Lorraine Wheatley)
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    Dayspring ZOOM Connect Worship, Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, June 28, 2020 10 am MDT Welcoming Elder: Iris Routledge                        Leading Worship: Lorraine Wheatley Gathering Music Prelude: As the deer pants for the water As the deer pants for the water So my soul longs after you You alone are my heart’s desire And I long […]

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  • Sunday (Zoom) message: A heads-up, with assurances
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    Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 21, 2020 Scripture: Matthew 10:24-39 Dayspring Zoom Connect Worship, 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, June 21, 2020 Gathering Music meditation: God, we praise you for the morning God, we praise you for the morning; hope springs forth with each new day, new beginning, prayer and promise, joy in work and in […]

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  • Sunday (Zoom) message: Compassion, yet also a task
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    Second Sunday after Pentecost, June 14, 2020 Scripture: Matthew 9:35 – 10:15 Dayspring Zoom Connect Worship, 2nd Sunday after Pentecost, June 14, 2020 Gathering Music prelude: Jesus loves me (arranged by G. McCrostie & B. Kapadia) Greeting: “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you…”                                       (Welcoming elder: Sam Malayang)                    […]

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  • Sunday (Zoom) message: A deployed Spirit and a deployed church
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    Trinity Sunday  Scriptures: Genesis 1:1 – Genesis 2:4a Psalm 8 Matthew 28:16-20 Dayspring Zoom Connect Worship, Trinity Sunday and Communion, June 7, 2020  Gathering Music prelude: Morning Has Broken (Instrumental)           songwriters: Eleanor Farjeon / Yusuf Islam, performed by: Gles Fuerte Greeting: “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you…”                 Ransford Kusi-Menkah  (Welcoming […]

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  • Sunday (Zoom) message: Contagious Holy Spirit
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    Pentecost Sunday – May 31, 2020 Scripture: John 20:19-23 and John 16:20-22 Dayspring Zoom Connect Worship, Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2020 Gathering Music prelude:   Spirit of the living God                   O Spirit of the living God, thou Light and Fire Divine Descend upon Thy Church once more and make it truly Thine Fill it with […]

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  • Sunday (Zoom) message: Jesus, praying for us
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    Seventh Sunday of Easter – May 24, 2020 Scripture: John 17:1-11 Dayspring Zoom Connect Worship, May 24, 2020 Gathering Music prelude: You raise me up      Greeting: “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you…”   Jim Jeatt (Welcoming elder)                               Welcome and announcements Call to worship: L: Let us be joyful before God! Let […]

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  • Sunday (Zoom) message: Walking alongside us
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    Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 17, 2020 Scripture: John 14:15-21 Dayspring zoom worship, May 17, 2020 Gathering Music prelude:   How deep the Father’s love Greeting: “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you…”        Iris Routledge                                      Welcome and announcements Call to worship  L: Let us see you this day, O God, […]

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  • Sunday (Zoom) message: Not goodbye, but so long
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    Fifth Sunday of Easter – May 10, 2020 Scripture: John 14:1-14 Dayspring zoom worship Gathering Music prelude: How great thou art                          performed by: Taryn Harbridge Greeting: “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you…” — Welcoming elder: Heather Tansem                                      Welcome and announcements Call to worship:  Heather Tansem L: Do not […]

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  • Sunday (Zoom) message: More and more of heaven made visible on earth
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    Fourth Sunday of Easter – May 3, 2020 Scriptures: Acts 2:42-47 John 10:1-10 Dayspring zoom worship Gathering Music prelude: He leadeth me   Greeting: (Jane de Caen) “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you…” Welcome and announcements Call to worship: (Jane de Caen) L: Let us worship God in the name of Jesus […]

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  • Sunday (Zoom) message: Strange roads and places
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    Third Sunday of Easter Dayspring zoom worship April 26, 2020 Gathering Music prelude: Be Thou my vision                                                        Greeting: “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you…”  […]

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  • Sunday (online Zoom) message: Is it actually okay to be like Thomas?
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    Second Sunday of Easter – April 19, 2020 Gathering Music prelude: Come Thou Fount Greeting: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you… (Gina Kottke)          Welcome and announcements Call to worship: L: The joy of the resurrection      of our Saviour Jesus Christ is with us. P: We rejoice in the […]

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  • Easter Worship: After Death there is Life
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    The text for Dayspring’s Easter Sunday Worship Service, led by the Rev Dr Heinrich Grosskopf, can be found here. Access to the video recording can be obtained by emailing webkeeper@Dayspringchurch.ca.

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  • Good Friday Worship: God hears, holds us, and is breathing life into the Universe
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    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 […]

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  • Sunday message: On the colt of a donkey
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    Palm/Passion Sunday, April 5, 2020 Greeting: The Lord be with you. People: And also with you. Announcements Prayer God who stills the waters and quiets the storm, God who lets not a hair of our heads fall without your knowledge, God who brings sight to the blind and words to quieted tongues, God who created […]

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  • Sunday message: As a hen with her chickens — Jesus’ tremendous love for us
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    5th Sunday of Lent, March 29, 2020 Greeting: (Welcoming elder) L:  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you P:  And also with you Opening words: Welcoming elder: From you, Lord, and through You, and to You, are all things Minister: To Christ be the glory forever Welcoming elder: Lift up your hearts! […]

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  • Sunday message: Jesus and forgiveness (First live-streamed worship)
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    4th Sunday of Lent, March 22, 2020 Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35 I don’t know about you, but it strikes me that there is a strong similarity between our current situation and what we hear in the passage that we just read. Like the COVID-19 disease, we are caught off guard. How is it possible that Jesus […]

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  • Youth Led Worship: Looking for the Water from a Deeper Well
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    On Sunday, March 15, 2020, the Youth and Young Adults led worship. Our Youth Coordinator, Saúl Carvajal organized the service, with assistance from our Worship Arts Coordinator, Gord McCrostie. Here is the text of the prayers, scripture reading, and message.

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  • Sunday message: New birth
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    Lent 2 – March 8, 2020 Scriptures: Genesis 11:30 – 12:4a John 3:1-17 It often happens that it appears as if a dead-end has been reached. What is a dead-end? One could describe it as a cul-de-sac, but that’s very literal. Isn’t it a place in life where it appears as if things won’t work […]

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  • Sunday message: Not by bread alone
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    Lent 1 – March 1, 2020 Scriptures: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 Romans 5:12-19 Matthew 4:1-11 We often talk of a quick trip to go and buy bread and milk. There are so many shapes and sizes and sorts of bread in the world. The smell of freshly baked bread can also be very inviting. Earning dough, […]

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  • Sunday message: A brilliant moment
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    Transfiguration Sunday – February 23, 2020 Scriptures: Exodus 24:12-18 2 Peter 1:16-21 Matthew 17:1-9 When brilliant moments dazzle us we are left speechless. Then, after a few moments, something might start happening in our minds. We want to explain the brilliance away. It’s just not possible that something as great as this could have happened. […]

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  • Sunday message: Does finger-pointing help?
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    Sixth Sunday of Epiphany – February 16, 2020 Scriptures: Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 119:1-8 Matthew 5:21-37 Around the beginning of this year, I was rather startled but not too surprised about animosities flaring up in the Middle-East. It sounded so much like “more of the same.” Same region, same stories going on and on. Same stage, […]

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  • Sunday message: Salt and light
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    Fifth Sunday of Epiphany – February 9, 2020 Scriptures: Isaiah 58:1-12 Psalm 112:1-10 Matthew 5:13-20 There are some deeply rooted questions we as humans have been asking since the beginning of times. These questions say something about our yearnings even today. Where are we? Who are we? Why are we here? What are we meant […]

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  • Sunday message: Abundant life
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    Fourth Sunday of Epiphany – February 2, 2020 Scripture: Isaiah 55 How poor are the poorest people on earth, and where do they live? Just a quick Google search indicated that in some countries the Gross Domestic Product per capita per year is a meagre $700, which translates into about $2 a day or $60 a […]

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  • Sunday message: Renewed thinking
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    Third Sunday of Epiphany: January 26, 2020 Scriptures: Isaiah 9:1-4 Psalm 27:1, 4-11 Matthew 4:12-23 You may have seen what it looks like when it is so dark that when you hold your hand in front of you, it’s impossible to even see your hand. And then there’s a glimmer of light, far, far away, […]

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  • Sunday message: Telling and retelling
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    Second Sunday of Epiphany – January 19, 2020 Scriptures: Isaiah 49:1-7 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 John 1:29-42 A well-known minister once spoke about the most favourite hymn of all hymns. He said there’s a word in it that actually needs to be changed. It goes: “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me […]

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  • Sunday message: About Jesus’ baptism
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    Baptism of the Lord Sunday – January 12, 2020 Scriptures: Psalm 29 Acts 10:34-43 Matthew 3:13-17 What is the meaning of Jesus’ baptism for us? In a world where there is so much disinformation and misinformation, where the truth is distorted, we seek refuge. Where can we seek refuge?  I would daresay that Jesus’ baptism […]

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  • Sunday Message: And the Word became flesh … (John Carr)
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    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 […]

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  • Sunday Message: Problems with the Lectionary (Jim Jeatt)
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    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 […]

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  • Christmas eve message: Living as a human
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    Christmas Eve – December 24, 2019 Scripture readings: Luke 2:1–20 Isaiah 9:2–7 He was a miserable stingy grump. It’s not that his life was miserable. Not at all. His life was going along just fine. He was rich. He was well–fed. He was warmly dressed. He had a comfortable place to live. But he was […]

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  • Sunday message: The wonder of how it happened – causing joy
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    Third Sunday of Advent – December 15, 2019 Scripture: Isaiah 55:8-9 Luke 1:46b–55 Romans 11:33-35 As a child, I was always very fascinated by the notion that Santa was able to deliver so many toys to all the children in the world. Perhaps you can relate to this feeling.  In the video clip, you’ll see […]

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  • Sunday message: The wonder of what is told – bringing real peace
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    Second Sunday of Advent – December 8, 2019 Scriptures: Isaiah 11:1–10 Psalm 19 Hebrews 1:1-3 It is so easy to take it for granted that we can hear everything people around us are saying. To have ears that function adequately, is, however, as we so often discover, not a given. Growing up in Pretoria, South […]

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  • Sunday Message: The Wonder of Perfect Timing – Hope Finds Us (John Carr)
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    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 […]

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  • Sunday message: Welcoming the King to be with us
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    Christ the King Sunday – November 24, 2019 Scriptures: Jeremiah 23:1-6 Luke 1:68-79 Colossians 1:11-20 Luke 23:33-43 The very popular TV series, Downton Abbey, was recently turned into a full-length movie. The whole plot is about the Abbey preparing for and putting on a 24-hour visit from the King and Queen of England. For those […]

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  • Sunday message: We can’t be part of Scripture, or can we?
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    Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost – November 17, 2019 Scriptures: Isaiah 12:1-6 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 Luke 21:5-19 We all would probably agree that children’s books contain some of the most unrefined descriptions among all genres. There are those favourite ones. Then there are two in particular, that pertain to our life in the church as we’ve […]

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  • Sunday message: What type of legacy could we leave? (Remembrance Day)
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    Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost – November 10, 2019 Scriptures: Psalm 145:1–5, 17–21 2 Thessalonians 2:1–5, 13–17 Luke 20:27-38 On this Remembrance Day, our scripture reading from Luke’s gospel prompts the question as to the nature of the legacy that we could leave. There are many people who pursue immortality in many ways. 1.) Some spend […]

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  • Sunday message: Corrupt sinners, or saints?
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    Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost – November 3, 2019 Scriptures: Psalm 149 Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 Luke 6:20-31 As we put Halloween in the past, the day when people dress up as ghosts or ghouls, dragons or movie characters, it’s good for us to remember that the English word “Halloween” comes from the word “All-hallows evening”. It’s […]

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  • Sunday Message: Youth Sunday (Fionna McCrostie)
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    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 […]

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  • Sunday message: God brings forth a caring attitude (Celebration of Mission and Outreach Team)
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    Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost – October 20, 2019 Scriptures: Psalm 146 James 1:19-27 Micah 6:6-8 There are many things we can do to try and be in favour with God. None of the ones mentioned, such as giving all kinds of offerings or sacrifices are necessary. 1.) When we reach out, we don’t need to […]

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  • Sunday message: The difference that lies in thanks
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    Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost – October 13, 2019 Scriptures: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 Psalm 66:1-12 Luke 17:11-19 In the cartoon, Ziggy, there is a conversation going on between Ziggy and his dog Fuzz. They are lost in ski country. Ziggy is very sure that the guidebook in his hands would help them out. There are three […]

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  • Sunday message: When a person gets ‘shaken’ to faith
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    Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost – October 6, 2019 Scriptures: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Luke 17:5-10 To be frank, I sometimes wish that Jesus had not said these words! “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and […]

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  • Sunday message: Hope for the future (Presbyterians Sharing Sunday)
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    Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 29, 2019 Scriptures: Psalm 91:1–6, 14–16 Luke 16:19–31 Jeremiah 32:1–3a, 6–15 The Babylonian army had surrounded the city of Jerusalem. The city’s people were in fear. The people were in deep despair. So many stories of despair and panic surround us today. Climate change is one more source of […]

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  • Sunday message: Let’s make a deal
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    Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 22, 2019 Scriptures: Psalm 113 1 Timothy 2:1-7 Luke 16:1-13 Once there was a chief executive officer whose vice president of finance was reported to have badly managed company affairs. So the CEO said to this VP, “Your performance is inadequate; some would say you’ve been culpably negilgent. Turn […]

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  • Sunday message: Can God change my attitude? (The sign of Jonah part 6)
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    Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 15, 2019 Scriptures: Psalm 146 Mark 7:24-30 Jonah 4:1-11 There is no person on the face of this earth to whom God’s love does not extend. God’s love crosses racial, economic, geographical and social barriers. Every person who draws breath is a candidate for God’s love. If we are […]

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  • Sunday message: The gospel according to whom? (The sign of Jonah part 5)
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    Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 8, 2019 Scriptures: Psalm 11 Matthew 6:25-34 Jonah 3:1-10 Have you ever encountered a real “Scrooge”? I’m speaking about a negative, annoyed, frustrated, demanding, selfish person who cannot stand to see other people happy and enjoying life. You remember that the original Scrooge was a figment of the imagination […]

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  • Sunday message: Jonah being called a second time (The sign of Jonah part 4)
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    Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost – September 1, 2019 Scriptures: Psalm 124 Matthew 21:18-22 Jonah 1:11-17; 2:10 – 3:3 This morning we continue our series of sermons on the book of Jonah, titled “The sign of Jonah”. Today we look at scene 4. Scene 1 was about Jonah being called by the Lord to speak to […]

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  • Sunday message: Jonah’s lesson in the belly of the fish (The sign of Jonah part 3)
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    Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost – August 25, 2019 Scriptures:  Psalm 130 Matthew 16:1-4 Jonah 1:11-2:10 We are at scene 3 of the 6-part story about the reluctant prophet Jonah. There have been times when think I could identify myself with this prophet. It’s certainly not equally easy to speak to all people with the same […]

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  • Sunday message: Jonah overboard (The sign of Jonah part 2)
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    Tenth Sunday after Pentecost – August 18, 2019 Scriptures: Psalm 82 Matthew 12:38-42 Jonah 1:1-17 The curtain opened on the incredible story of God and God’s prophet last Sunday. Scene 1 was entitled: “God calls Jonah,” and it read as follows: “Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai, saying, ‘Go […]

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  • Sunday message: God calls Jonah (The sign of Jonah part 1)
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    Ninth Sunday after Pentecost – August 11, 2019 Scriptures: Psalm 33:12-22 (CEV) Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 (NRSV) Jonah 1:1-3 (NRSV) Have you ever experienced that you know what’s the right thing to do in a certain set of circumstances? You know full-well to do something helpful to a person or a group of people, but you decide […]

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  • Sunday Message: A Word for Rich Fools
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    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 […]

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  • Sunday Message: Dead to Sin (Excerpts) – A Sermon of John Chrysostom
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    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 […]

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  • Sunday message: “Out…” (part three of a three-part series)
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    Sixth Sunday after Pentecost – July 21, 2019 Scriptures: Psalm 15 (CEV) Isaiah 52:7-10 (NRSV) Matthew 28:16-20 (NRSV) In Jesus’ time there were various ways in which He made it known that He was the Son of God. He met with a small group of disciples, people who were to imitate Jesus’ life so that […]

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  • Sunday message: “Up…” (part two of a three-part series)
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    Fifth Sunday after Pentecost – July 14, 2019 Scriptures: Psalm 25:1–10 (CEV) 1 Corinthians 4:16-17 (NRSV) Luke 6:12-19 (NRSV) For God to move forward with any congregation at any time, there are various ways to look at it. When I use the diagram of IN, UP and OUT, this is merely another way of looking […]

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  • Sunday message: “In…” (part one of a three-part series)
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    Fourth Sunday after Pentecost – July 7, 2019 Scriptures: Micah 6:6-8 Psalm 66:1-9 1 John 1:5-7 “We had a neighbourhood ice cream social this past Sunday”, says Nita on a website called artofneighboring.com. “We live on a street that is not a cul-de-sac, but has no outlet. There are about 45 homes. We made flyers […]

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  • Sunday message: Where to from here?
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    Third Sunday after Pentecost – June 30, 2019 Scriptures: Psalm 16 (CEV) Galatians 5:1, 13-25 (NRSV) Luke 9:51-62 (NRSV) “Goals are what take us forward in life; they are the oxygen to our dreams. They are the first steps to every journey we take and are also our last. It’s very important that you realize the […]

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  • Sunday message: Where is self-esteem to be found?
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    Second Sunday after Pentecost – June 23, 2019 Scriptures: Psalm 22:19–28 Luke 8:26–39 Galatians 3:26-4:7 W. Paul Jones tells the story of a woman who suffered from polio during her childhood. Some of us have never seen a young person crippled by polio — confined to a wheelchair, or crutches — or even worse, an […]

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  • Sunday message: The playful side of God
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    Trinity Sunday – June 16, 2019 Scripture readings: Romans 5:1-5 John 16:12-15 Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 In a scientific age it’s not strange to ask what causes people at church to speak about the Spirit of God or the Holy Spirit? Is there really such a thing? Another question that could be asked, is whether there […]

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  • Sunday message: Passing on what we have freely received (50th Anniversary)
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    Pentecost Sunday – June 9, 2019 Scriptures: Romans 8:14-17 Acts 2:1-21 Ephesians 4:11-16 What an amazing and marvelous time of the year this is! It is Pentecost. Pentecost is about in, up and out. This is what Dayspring has always been about; for 50 years already. Dayspring continues to be about these three short words: […]

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  • Sunday message: Trapped or free—or unsure?
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    Ascension Sunday – June 2, 2019 Scriptures: John 17:20-26 Psalm 97 Acts 16:16-34 On a February day in 1925, Floyd Collins climbed into Sand Cave in search of fortune. Suddenly, his lantern failed. Crawling through the darkness, Collin’s foot hit a seven-ton boulder. It fell on his leg, trapping him in the coffin-like narrowness of […]

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  • Sunday message: Something that will never hurt us
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    Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 26, 2019 Scriptures: John 14:23–29 Psalm 67 Acts 16:9–15 The well-known American preacher and professor of preaching, Fred Craddock told a story about a time when he was a young preacher fresh out of seminary, he pastored a small church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. At that time, Oak Ridge […]

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  • Sunday message: How do we as church know what to do?
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    Fifth Sunday of Easter – May 19, 2019 Scriptures: Revelation 21:1–6 (CEV) Psalm 148 (MSG) John 13:31–35 (MSG) Acts 11:1–18 (CEV) What a wild dream Peter had! A huge sheet was coming down on him while he was in a deep sleep. How many of you have had wild dreams? Peter’s bizarre dream involved some instruction […]

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  • Sunday message: Fluff or substance?
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    Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 12, 2019 Scriptures: John 10:22-30 Psalm 23 Acts 9:36-43 For lots of years, and especially the last number of months, there was a scary feeling that started creeping up on me, more and more. It felt like I was pursuing “fluff” in a certain sense. Yes, when we look at […]

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  • Sunday message: Good intentions and blind-spots
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    Third Sunday of Easter – May 5, 2019 Scriptures: Revelation 5:11–14 (NRSV)        Psalm 30 (CEV) Acts 9:1–6 (NRSV) We just heard about a villain struck down by a flash of light. Jesus’ disembodied voice was calling him out as Saul, better known to us as Paul, on the road to Damascus. Don’t […]

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  • Sunday Message: Loving the Way of Jesus (Dr. Darlene Eerkes)
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    Second Sunday of Easter Scripture Texts Isaiah 65:17-25 (CEV) Revelation 1:4-9 (CEV) John 20:1-18 “Doubting Thomas” – this is the label often given to the disciple who was not present to see Jesus when he first appeared ALIVE to the other disciples in a locked room.  And when Thomas heard his friends say, “Jesus is […]

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  • Good Friday message: A Friday we call “good”
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    Good Friday, April 19, 2019 Scriptures: Jeremiah 31:31-34 and Hebrews 10:15-25 There’s a type of disconnect that some people who go on a trip to Israel, to see the Holy Land, discover. They want it to be the real experience of walking where Jesus and his disciples trod.  Several say they want it to feel worshipful. […]

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  • Palm/Passion Sunday Worship Liturgy
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    You can find the Order of Worship here.

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