Newsletters & Sermons

  • March 4, 2018 sermon - March 4, 2018 What we do can be very important but sometimes it’s not what we do but why we do it that is most revealing. At least that’s what appears to be behind Jesus’ decision to drive the money changers and the people selling sacrificial animals out of the temple in Jerusalem. It’s not […]
  • February 18, 2018 sermon - February 18, 2018 Two weeks ago, my sermon focused on discovering what our passion might be and how much joy can be ours when we do so. This week, I would like us to return to that theme of passion and think about how we can make it a greater part of our lives and […]
  • February 11, 2018 sermon - February 11, 2018 To “transfigure” something is to transform that something into something more beautiful or elevated or to change it in outward form or appearance. Some might say that the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly is a transfiguration. In today’s Gospel reading from Mark, the author tells us that Jesus was transfigured […]
  • February 4, 2018 sermon - February 4, 2018 What is your passion? Is it sports – hockey, golf, baseball or football? Is it work or a hobby? Is it your spouse or your children? Is it music or dancing? Is it travelling or visiting places you’ve never been before? Is it church or helping at charitable organizations? What is your […]
  • January 28, 2018 sermon - January 28, 2018 “Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.” (I Corinthians 8:1-13) What do you think? Is, Paul, the author of this letter, correct? Has it been your experience that knowledge makes most people just a bit proud and arrogant but love makes most people just a bit kinder and humble? Have any, or […]
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  • December 24, 2017 sermon - December 24, 2017 (Christmas Eve) Finally, after 4 weeks of Advent, we have made it to Christmas Eve. I imagine that’s how many people feel, anyway. We love the joy of the Christmas celebration, with a candlelight service, Christmas hymns, and the familiar Christmas stories. But if you have been at worship this Advent, you […]
  • November 26, 2017 sermon - November 26, 2017   Today is the Reign of Christ Sunday in our Christian church and the gospel reading describes two worlds – one in which Christ reigns and one in which Christ does not reign. I would like to tell you three imaginary stories to help clarify how these two worlds might differ.   […]
  • October 8, 2017 sermon - October 8, 2017   Give thanks!  Be a cheerful giver! writes the apostle Paul. Wonderful advice! We experience many benefits when we are thankful. Go to the internet and you can find many articles that describe how gratitude is closely tied to happiness and satisfaction.   What you sow so shall you reap! Any farmer […]