Preparing for Sunday: We Remember

Preparing for Sunday: We Remember

This Sunday we will observe Remembrance Sunday. Traditionally, this is done on the Sunday before Remembrance Day. It is an opportunity to remember those who served in the Canadian Forces, for the sacrifice that they made on our behalf.  Though we stand a century away...
Preparing for Sunday: Opposites

Preparing for Sunday: Opposites

They say that opposites attract. In our parable for this coming Sunday the Tax Collector may want to have the Pharisee’s pious religious observance. However, I am not sure that the Pharisee is comfortable with the Tax Collectors honesty and humility before God....
Preparing for Sunday: Prayer

Preparing for Sunday: Prayer

Prayer is a challenging aspect of Christian devotional life. Challenging because it can often feel like a one way conversation. We don’t benefit from an active voice from God responding directly to our prayers in the same way that a spouse, child, parent or...
Preparing for Sunday: Gratitude

Preparing for Sunday: Gratitude

How do we express gratitude and thanksgiving? This Sunday we look at a story from Luke’s gospel that teaches us about gratitude and thanksgiving. The story is of ten lepers who are healed by Jesus, however only one returns to say ‘thank you.’ In...
Preparing for Sunday: Some Sayings of Jesus

Preparing for Sunday: Some Sayings of Jesus

On Sunday we turn our attention to Luke 17. A section of the Bible which the NRSV sub-titles ‘Some Saying of Jesus and which the Good News Translation breaks into three sections: ‘Sin, Faith and A Servant’s Duty.’ Are these verses in...
Preparing for Sunday: A Name

Preparing for Sunday: A Name

What’s in a name? A name means a great many things. It is what we are called, how we identify ourselves. Parents bestow names on their children which they hope will have meaning or perhaps to honour parents. I have seen family rifts develop because grand-parents...

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