8Sep, 2019

Listening for Songs that Stir the Soul

September 8th, 2019|

Psalm 57: 7-10, Psalm 98: 4-6, Ephesians 5: 19-20a, Luke 15: 25

What music and what groaning do we hear in creation today that we might not have heard before? How might the church sing a new song for the sake of creation?

I heard an amazing story this week from a new CBC series called ‘Faces of Ottawa’, somewhat ironic given that it was a radio interview. She began the series with a gentleman who has been playing his saxophone […]

1Sep, 2019

The Grace of an Open Table

September 1st, 2019|

Psalm 81 Part 2, Hebrews 13: 1-8, 15-16

Wedding practices aren’t what they used to be, at least in our culture here in Ontario.  Millennials seem to be challenging the customs that their parents may have had (unless of course they had hippies for parents who favoured flower child weddings in the woods). Many couples are doing away with the formal meal at their wedding in favour of holding the ceremony and festivities in a restaurant, arts centre, museum or […]

18Aug, 2019

Disruptions that Lead to Life

August 18th, 2019|

Hebrews 11: 29-12:2, Psalm 80 VU 794-5 Part 2, Gospel: Luke 12: 49-56

“I’ve come to start a fire on this earth – how I wish it were blazing right now! I’ve come to change everything, turn everything rightside up- how I long for it to be finished! Do you think I came to smooth things over and make everything nice?  Not so. I’ve come to disrupt and confront!” Luke 12, 49-51 The Message


No doubt this is one of those […]

11Aug, 2019

Faith that Conquers Fear

August 11th, 2019|

Hebrews 11: 1-3, 8-16,  Luke 12: 32-40

“Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom”.

In the midst of these times of fear and mistrust, it is important for us to hold onto this promise that Jesus reminds us of – that our Creator cares about us and our world and desires that we assist God in creating a world of peace, justice and compassion. This is our vocation.  Of course, […]