Sermon for Sunday April 10, 2016

John 21:1-14                                               Fishing on the Other Side On Friday morning this week, I felt like the Pope had stolen my thunder.  The Vatican released a statement which said that the Church had to […]

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Sermon for April 3, 2016

John 20:19-31                                                                                                                                     April 3, 2016 Peace be with You   This Sunday, the Sunday after Easter, is often called “Low Sunday.”  Sometimes that’s how it feels.  At Easter, our churches are packed to overflowing, and then the following Sunday, one is left wondering how the people who so joyously celebrated the resurrection have forgotten the […]

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Sermon for Easter 2016

John 20:1-18                                                                                                                                                        March 27, 2016 While It Was Still Dark   There is one detail in the Easter story that has always caught my imagination; it is the mention that the women went to anoint Jesus’ body “while it was still dark.”  The writer of this story, John, sets the scene of the resurrection by […]

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Sermon for Good Friday 2016

“They Know Not What They Do”   Father forgive them for they know not what they are doing – Luke 13:34 But we know what we are doing, don’t we?   Some of you may have seen the video produced by the National Geographic Society:  “God of the Mountain.”  It is the story of the […]

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Sermon for Tuesday in Holy Week

A Lover’s Quarrel   Have you ever wandered through a cemetery and taken a look at the tombstones.  Those stones are the markers of human lives, a few words trying to tell us the story of a lifetime.  They are words carefully chosen to remember a loved one or a friend.  The American poet, Robert […]

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Sermon for Sunday March 13, 2016

John 12:1-8 GETTING OUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT   This morning I would like to tell you about a party which took place some time ago in a small rural town in an extremely poor country.  It was a party which involved the whole town.  It was hosted by Mary and Martha in honour of Jesus.  The […]

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Sermon for Sunday March 6, 2016

Luke 15:11-32 Re-reading the Prodigal The story of the Prodigal Son is one of my favourite stories in the Bible.  For those of us who have been around church for a while, when we hear this story, we immediately think of God’s grace, or God’s never-ending love, for each one of us.  The challenge for […]

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Sermon for February 28, 2016

Luke 13:1-9 A Question of Suffering One day, a group of people came to Jesus and asked him a question, a question which probably each one of us has asked at one time or another, “Why do bad things happen to good people?”  Or, perhaps a little more personal: “Why, when I am trying to […]

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Sermon for Sunday February 21, 2016

This Sunday is Thinking Sunday for Scouts and Guides.  Joining us in worship at St. David’s will be the Pathfinder group which meets every week at the Church.  Prior to the sermon, I will be having an improv question and answer discussion with the Pathfinders on the work that they are doing as part of […]

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Sermon for Sunday February 14, 2016

Luke 4:1-13 The Cross for a Change:Have a Happy Lent This is the first Sunday in the season of Lent.  Last week, Ash Wednesday was the kick off for Lent, the 40 days before Easter, a time which many Christians associate with fasting and denial.  In the United Church, we encourage people to spend this […]

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