Weekly Messages

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Loving God: Message for October 29, 2017

Loving God Message for October 29, 2017 Based on Matthew 22. 34-46 Do you remember the first time you fell in love? My first crush was in grade 5, Charlie was his name, the older brother of a school girl friend. We sat together on the bus, and he would bring chocolate bars. I’m sure […]

Reverend’s Message for the season

Well, we’re just days away from ‘All Hallows Eve’, and the weather’s changed, and it seems an end to the glorious summer-like autumn weather. For the first time this season, there was frost on my car windshield this morning! Trinity starts the month with a new venture—a Roast Beef dinner. There are still some tickets […]

Made in God’s Likeness – message for October 22

Made in God’s Likeness Message for October 22, 2017 Based on Matthew 22: 15-22   Let me set the scene for you for our gospel story from Matthew for today. It’s a couple of days after Palm Sunday, the day Jesus is hailed by the people as the Son of David, a prophet, a king, […]

Thoughts for a Thanksgiving Sunday

Thoughts for Thanksgiving Sunday – 2017 Matthew 6: 25-33 You know, I really had trouble putting this sermon together this week—so many false starts and stops, having a thought, going on a tangent with one idea, another would pop into mind, and I’d try again. You’d think a Harvest Thanksgiving celebrations would be easy for […]

Do-overs, God’s Specialty Message for Oct 1, 2017

Do-overs—God’s Specialty! Message for October 1, 2017 Based on Matthew 21. 23-32 Our gospel story for today starts with Jesus in the great temple of Jerusalem, where he was teaching. And the chief priests and the elders of the people ask him by what authority is he doing all these things. All what things? Well, […]

Ultimate Forgiveness Message for Sept. 17th

Ultimate Forgiveness: The parable of the unforgiving slave September 17 2017 Again this week we hear about forgiveness, in fact this parable of the unforgiving slave is a continuation of our gospel reading from last week. This is one of those parables that takes a bit of explanation to understand it in the context of […]

God calls Moses, What is God Calling You To


God calls Moses, What is God Calling You To? Message for September 3, 2017. Based on Exodus 3:1-15 Our story from Exodus is known as the call of Moses, God is calling Moses to rescue his people from the tyranny and slavery of the Egyptians. This story is known as a “call narrative” and call […]

Jesus Forgives and Heals- Message for Aug. 27

Jesus Forgives and Heals

Jesus Forgives and Heals the Paralyzed Man: Sermon for Healing Service, August 27.17 Psalm 103, James 5: 13 – 16, Mathew 9: 1 – 8   This is classic Jesus — a healing, and a controversy We are, in this time and this space, quite used to hearing these healing stories. The fact that Jesus […]

Changing Tradition, Changing Minds-Message for Aug 20

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Changing Traditions, Changing Minds: Message for Sunday August 20th, 2017 Based on Matt 15: 10-28 This is a most interesting scripture reading from Matthew—very earthy writing, don’t you think, Jesus talking about bodily functions and sewers, ignoring a woman’s request for mercy, and calling a whole ethnic group of people dogs! Not the sort of […]

Come & See! ~ Homily for Easter 2017


Come & See! ~ Homily for Easter 2017 ~ Based on Matthew 28: 1-10   Now, I’ve been asked on occasion why all the four gospel resurrection stories are slightly different; there more or less people present, more or fewer angels, different people in each story. Mark as the first one of the four to […]