Sunday January 3, 2016

Matthew 2:1-11 What Gifts Do You Bring? This Sunday, we celebrate Epiphany, the magi coming to visit the baby Jesus in the manger.  This story has become quite important in our retelling of the birth of Jesus.  A few years ago, a survey was done of religious cards and it was discovered that the picture […]

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December 20, 2015

Luke 1:39-56 The Song of Mary Who is the most powerful woman in the world?  This month’s National Geographic magazine names Mary, mother of Jesus, as the most powerful woman in the world today.  She is influential today because in almost every corner of this planet, she is revered and prayed to.  She has an […]

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Sunday December 13, 2015

Luke 3:7-18 John:  Tradition or Spirit? Like most of us, in my mind, I have a picture of the perfect Christmas, thanks to the American Painter Norman Rockwell.  He paints a picture of the perfect family all gathered around the perfect Christmas tree, opening perfect presents.  Later in the day, the family moves to the […]

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December 6, 2015

Luke 3:1-6 Where is God? It is interesting to note where in life we draw battle lines.  Those places where we think we must stand for what we believe is right and true and just, but quite often fail to take into account feelings of people around us, or explore the in-depth reasons for something […]

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Sunday November 29, 2015

Jeremiah 33:14-16                        Setting the Stage This morning, Mary-Sue, Becky and Elizabeth will be speaking to us about the Syrian refugee family of a mother, father and five children that, along with other North Shore United Churches, we are working to bring to Vancouver.  As this is a private sponsorship, at this stage we need your […]

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Sunday November 15, 2015

1 Samuel 2:1-10                                                                                                  November 15, 2015 Come, Let Us Sing to the Lord Our Song of Praise   Have you ever heard someone say something like, “We can’t do it that way because it’s always been done this way?”  Sometimes it seems impossible for things to change, even when we desire change.  The engineers who […]

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Sunday November 8

Mark 12:38-44                                                                                                                                              November 8, 2015 Why Did They Give? A Sermon for Remembrance Sunday   Each year as I begin to think about our Remembrance Day service, I have this mental picture of dozens of young men, boys, boarding the train at the station in Belleville, Ontario.  This town, seventeen miles south of my first […]

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Sunday November 1, 2015

Psalm 34:1-10, 22 For All the Saints     What is a saint?  Who is a saint?  Some might say it is someone like Mother Teresa who did extraordinarily good things with her life.  Other might say it is someone whom the Christian Church has officially honored.  We have St. David, the patron saint of […]

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS AND GUARDIAN ANGELS   Today I would like to talk to you about  close encounters with danger and guardian angels. The first type of close encounter is of the animal kind.  I’m certain many of us have seen news reports of the cute bears frolicking in swimming pools and cougars running around in […]

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October 25, 2015

Mark 10:46-52 [contact-form subject='[St. David%26#039;s United Church’][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Website’ type=’url’/][contact-field label=’Comment’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form] Open Our Eyes One the challenges for the preacher when dealing with stories from the Bible such as this morning’s describing the healing of the blind man Bartimaeus, is how to relate them to our modern world.  […]

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