Sermon for Sunday November 19, 2017

Matthew 25:14-30 Once Upon a Parable I have always thought that today’s scripture reading is rather timely where it falls in the lectionary or the rota of readings in the Church on this second last Sunday in November.  It seems to me that there was no great theology that went into choosing this passage of […]

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Sermon for Sunday November 12, 2017

Matthew 25:1-13                                                                   November 12, 2017 In the Meantime Let me begin with a question this morning, and I am going to ask for a show of hands.  How many people are prepared for an earthquake.  I don’t mean just like me with a portable radio and thinking that there is plenty of food in the […]

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Sermon for Sunday November 5, 2017

Matthew 23:1-12                                                           What Should I Do?                                         November 5, 2017 This morning, as we come for our service of remembrance, we come thinking of those who have served in the forces of our country, especially those who paid the supreme sacrifice in order that we might enjoy the peace and freedom that we live in in […]

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Sermon for Sunday July 16, 2016

Matthew 1-9, 18-23 Throwing Seeds Around   I want to begin today with a story.  A guy walked into a flower shop and asked for some potted red geraniums.  “I’m sorry,” said the clerk in the flower shop, “we are completely sold out of all of our potted geraniums.  But I’d be more than happy […]

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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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