Messages from 2016

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Jesus, are you for real – Message for Advent 3

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Are you for real Jesus? Are you the one? Message for Advent 3. Based on Matthew 11. 2-11   Last week’s gospel reading, if you recall, was the fire and brimstone prophet John the Baptist. He is baptizing all those who are coming to him to repent—confess their sins and be baptized, baptism an ancient […]

Where’s the Good News in that ? Advent 2

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Where’s the Good News in That? Message for the Second Sunday of Advent 2016: Based on Isaiah 11: 1-10, Matthew 3: 1-12 An interesting selection of scripture readings for this second Sunday of Advent. From the OT, a beautifully descriptive passage, a poem from the prophet Isaiah; a psalm of praise; a welcoming to the […]

Still Watching & Waiting, Message for Advent 1

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Message for the First Sunday of Advent: Still Watching and Waiting! Based on: Matthew 24: 36-44, Romans 13: 11-14 Well, you can tell it’s Advent by the New Testament scriptures we have for today — warnings about proper behaviour and the end of the world coming. We hear about Paul’s admonitions to the members of […]

Message for Remembrance Service

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Message for The Day of Remembrance Service 2016 Based on Haggai 1: 15b-2:9   Remembrance Day, for many, it is a day is of memories, thinking back to the events that happened, people who have served and are now gone, remembering how people’s lives changed because of war, both individuals and whole nations of peoples. […]

November Message from Rev. JoAnn Todd

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Hello!   The change of seasons is well and truly upon us as we close off October!  What impacts me as much as the falling leaves and temperatures, is the shortened day light hours.   The dark morning hours make it more challenging to get up and going in the morning I find!   I’m almost looking forward […]

Joel, the Pharisee and the Tax Collector – Message Oct. 23rd

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Joel, the Pharisee and the Tax Collector Based on Joel 2: 23-332 Ps 65 and Luke 18. 9-14 An interesting selection of scriptures for today. Our first reading from the prophet Joel, written about 350 years before Jesus’ birth, is an example of classical apocryphal or end of time literature, in this case, written as […]

Mind The Gap – Message for Sept. 25th

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“Mind the Gap” Message for September 25, 2016 Timothy 6: 2b -10, Luke 16:19-31   Have you ever wondered where we go when we die? What heaven was like, or if there is a heaven or a hell? Do you think anyone really knows? I think our idea of heaven – and hell–Hades, Sheol, Gehenna—all […]

A Fickle Master-Message for Sept 18 2016

A Fickle Master: The Parable of the Shrewd Manager Luke 10. 1-13

A Fickle Master: The Parable of the Shrewd Manager Luke 10. 1-13 2016 Message for Sept 18.16 Luke 16:1-13New Living Translation (NLT)   1Jesus told this story to his disciples: “There was a certain rich man who had a manager handling his affairs. One day a report came that the manager was wasting his employer’s […]

Lost and Found Message for Sept 11th

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Lost and Found: Message for Sunday September 11th, 2016. Based on Luke 15: 1-10 Many of you know I live on a sheep farm, and have for more than 40 years. I’ve made it a bit of a hobby to watch the behavior and activities of our sheep. Have you ever watched livestock grazing in […]

Come Unto Me – Message for Healing Service

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Come Unto Me….Sermon for Healing Service August  28, 2016: Based on: Luke 13: 10-17 As I usually do when I prepare to write a sermon, after I read the scripture, I check various different resources I have access to: actual hard copy books and a number of on-line sources. And it was interesting that the […]