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Sermons

 

Most weeks, our worship leader offers a 15–20 minute sermon based on the Scripture texts for the day.

Our regular preacher is pretty versatile. She’ll tell stories, pull together different ideas, lead a meditation, give the congregation an “assignment” to talk about in twos or threes, show a slide show or video, or sometimes even sing to the congregation. The sermon functions to deepen our reflection on the Scripture themes of the day, and often leaves us with a challenge or a question.
 
Scripture texts are outlined in the Revised Common Lectionary.

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Limping in the Daylight

Edith preached from one of her favourite texts, Genesis 32:22-31, the story of Jacob wrestling with Someone at the Jabbaok River. Jacob had always managed to trick or buy his way to get what he wanted. But when a stranger lunged on him in the dark and pulled him into the river, he more than…

Save Us and Deliver Us

For this final Sunday in the series on the Prayer of Jesus, Rev. Cari focussed on two texts from the Gospel of Matthew: the story of Jesus’ temptation in the desert (Matthew 4:1-11) and a few words from the moment in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-41). Both these texts illustrate the concept of (not)…

Forgive Us Our Debts as We Forgive

For this fifth Sunday in the series on the Prayer of Jesus, Rev. Cari is preaching on both the Hebrew Bible concept of Jubilee (found in Leviticus 25:1-17 and 23-28) and Matthew 18:23-35, which is the parable of the unforgiving debtor. Both texts invite humanity (and the Jubilee text invites all of creation) to join…

Give us Today our Daily Bread

The fourth sermon in the Lord’s Prayer series, focussed on the petition “Give us today our daily bread” features two Biblical texts. Rev. Cari opens up Isaiah 25:6-10 but focusses more on Mark 6:30-44, the story of the feeding of 5000. Note the humility of this petition… it’s not asking for bread to last forever….

Your Kingdom Come, Your Will Be Done

For the third sermon of this series on the Prayer of Jesus, Rev. Cari opens up Daniel 7:9-14, and then turns to Luke 17:20-21. Here, the contrast between God’s reign in “heaven” and how things are going “on earth” is most stark, and the text from Daniel really helps to clarify the differences between the…

Hallowed Be Your Name

For the second Sunday in the Lord’s Prayer sermon series, Rev. Cari focussed in on the phrase, “Hallowed Be Your Name” and jumped off from two different Biblical texts for this teaching sermon. Beginning with a section of Leviticus 19, from the “holiness code” she examined the word “hallowed” or holy. This quietly revolutionary text…

We Don’t Know How to Pray

With this sermon, Rev. Cari introduces a new 6 week sermon series on the Lord’s Prayer. Today she is preaching from Romans 8:14-27 and Matthew 6:5-15 (which is Matthew’s setting of the Prayer of Jesus). In introducing the series to come, which will follow the prayer, line by line, Rev. Cari mentions the two sources…

Is Anything Too Extraordinary for God?

This morning’s service was led completely by our JAM (“Just About Ministry”) Youth Group. They focussed on the story of the mysterious visitors to Abraham and Sarah found in Genesis 18:1-15. In the recording posted here, they offer their own retelling of the story, the reading of the Scripture text itself, and then their shared…

Relationships Are Who We Are

This sermon for Trinity Sunday is in response to the killing of George Floyd and the reality of anti-black racism and white privilege. Rev. Cari addresses the final words of I Corinthians 13, as well as the first chapter of Genesis, in relationship to the reality of systemic racism and the doctrine of the Trinity….

Come, Holy Spirit

For Pentecost Sunday, Rev. Cari preached on a combination of texts she’s never considered before: Numbers 11:24-30 and Acts 2:1-21. Referring to Eric Law’s work with the story of the Day of Pentecost, she reaches into our world to see where the “miracle of the tongue” and the “miracle of the ear” are needed now….