Sermons tagged with ‘community’

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Jesus loves

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Proper 8 (13) Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B 1 July 2018 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 Psalm 130 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Mark 5:21-43   When I was young I learned that I could tell God anything, that no matter what, God would be there for me. And I did that lots of times. God was […]

Dreams and Visions. What kind of dreams and visions?

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The Day of Pentecost 20 May 2018 Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Romans 8:22-27 or Acts 2:1-21 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15   I attended the special City Council meeting on Thursday. I arrived at 6:25 pm and signed in as speaker number 71. With everyone being given 5 minutes to speak, not accounting for the transition […]

Call, Community, and Transformation

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Third Sunday after Epiphany / Proper 3 21 January 2018 Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Psalm 62:5-12 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20   Years ago I attended a funeral for the grandmother of our son’s girlfriend at the time. The grandma and her husband had been on a journey through a variety of conservative Christian denominations and […]

Crisis, corporate repentance, and the Holy Spirit

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Baptism of Our Lord 7 January 2018 Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm 29 Acts 19:1-7 Mark 1:4-11   Mark begins his Gospel by explaining that his writing is about Jesus the Christ who is God’s son. To introduce John the Baptizer he quotes Isaiah 40. This is probably important to establish that Jesus and John are indeed […]

Proper 10 (15), Year A, 16 July 2017

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Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Genesis 25:19-34 Psalm 119:105-112 Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23   When our eldest was in middle school a friend invited him to her church’s youth group. It’s grass roots ecumenism. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a good experience. They watched some kind of movie or film and eventually ended up discussing the future […]

Proper 6 (11), 18 June 2017, 2nd Sunday after Pentecost

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Genesis 18:1-15 [21:1-7] Psalm 116:1- 2, 12-19 Romans 5:1-8 Matthew 9:35—10:8 [9-23]   Only once did we live in a provincial capital. It was for the eight years we lived in Winnipeg. And it was in Winnipeg that we attended the Lieutenant Governor’s New Year’s Levée. Of course, there was a public levée, held at […]

Fourth Sunday of Advent – 18 Dec 2016

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Isaiah 7:10-16 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 (7) Romans 1:1-7 Matthew 1:18-25   I have shared a little about my growing up in the church. My parents were not raised in the church, nor were their parents, though officially all of them were members of the church. They were baptized, married, and buried in the church. Without […]

Christ the King Sunday, Year C – 20 November 2016

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Jeremiah 23:1-6 Luke 1:68-79 (69) Colossians 1:11-20 Luke 23:33-43   I am getting used to the commute, and it’s not for long. Jackie said to me this week, that if I wanted to move sooner, we could. It was sweet, even though it won’t work because Elias won’t finish school before June and besides, our […]