Sermon for Sunday June 18, 2018

Matthew 9:35-10:23 A Sacrament of Failure   This morning, I want to begin by asking you a question:  What is success?  What is it that makes a person truly successful?  When I watch television, I see a definition of success.  There, a truly successful person is one who drinks diet Pepsi to maintain a perfect […]

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Sermon for Sunday June 11, 2017

Genesis 1:26-2:4 God’s Autograph   When I lived for a summer in a small, rural Quebec village, I noticed there was one question that people tended to ask me:  “Who is your father?”  When I moved to Prince Edward Island, the question that soon came up in conversation was something like, “What is your family […]

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Sermon for Sunday June 4, 2017

Acts 2:1-11 You’ve Got Spirit!   Last Monday, I asked the Bible Study group what they thought about Pentecost and one of the first comments was to wonder what it would have been like to be there at that first Pentecost.  You can feel the writer’s excitement as we read, “Suddenly from heaven there came […]

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Sermon for Sunday May 21, 2017

John 14:15-21 What’s Love Got to do with It? Okay, I must admit it, I am a fan of Tina Turner and I couldn’t resist titling this morning’s sermon, “What’s Love Got to do with It?” after her Grammy winning song.  She grew up Anna Mae Bullock in a family in Tennessee where her father […]

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Sermon for Sunday May 14, 2017

Psalm 31 Learning from Lament   This past Tuesday, the Faith Study Group wrestled with Psalm 31.  The given lectionary readings for this morning of this psalm are the beginning and the end.  It was the parts in the middle that caused us to pause and wonder about the life of the person who wrote […]

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Matthew 28:1-10 Easter Vision   Every year at Easter, I picture myself with Mary Magdalene and the other women quietly working their way through the maze of streets of Jerusalem in the cold, damp dawn.  Imagine what thoughts were running through their minds.  They had seen their beloved Jesus arrested, dragged before the Roman official […]

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Sermon for Maundy Thursday 2017

John 13:34, 35 A Lover’s Quarrel   I am never quite sure what to preach on Maundy Thursday or Good Friday because quite often the pastor’s words seem hollow in the face of the arrest, trail and crucifixion of Jesus.  What are we to make of all of this for us today?  Then, earlier in […]

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Sermon for Sunday April 2, 2017

John 11 Selected Verses Come Out (A Sermon Preached for the Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan) A number of years ago, my family had a couple of French exchange students stay with us while they attended the fall term at the local high school.  One afternoon, I looked out the window and there was a group […]

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Sermon for Sunday March 26, 2017

John 9 I Once Was Blind but Now…   How many times have we sung the words to the hymn Amazing Grace, “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me!  I once was lost, but now am found, was blind, but now I see”?  We will be singing this song next […]

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