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.
This sermon in three “segments” was created and shared by our youth after two months of study on this text: I Kings 19:1-15. You’ll hear many different voices, and you’ll miss a bit of the visual impact of seeing “Elijah” asleep in an easy chair then up on a ladder (the mountain) but hopefully…
This sermon for the 4th Sunday after Pentecost was preached by Rev. Cari on Luke 7:36-8:3. Many thanks to the Rev. Dr. Keith Howard for permission to “borrow” his story about his granddaughter Grace for the opening of the sermon.
This sermon was preached on the day Crossroads acknowledged the 30th anniversary of the Apology of the United Church of Canada to First Nations Peoples. Early in the service, we participated in a Litany remembering the history of how the Apology came to be offered, then Rev. Cari preached on Galatians 1:11-24.
Rev. Cari preaching on I Kings 18:20-39 and Luke 7:1-10, with thanks to Eugene Peterson for the story about his first convert.
Rev. Cari preaching on Proverbs 8 and Romans 5:1-5, for Trinity Sunday.
This Pentecost Sunday sermon focussed on both Genesis 11 (the story of the Tower of Babel) and Acts 2:1-21 (the day of Pentecost). Rev. Cari is preaching.
This “Children’s Sabbath” Sunday featured a short reflection by the children of Crossroads on following Jesus. Their text was John 21.
Guest preacher Dr. Fred Graham, here at Crossroads with the “Music Matters” event hosted by Music United preaching on John 14:23-29.
Rev. Cari preaching two days after Earth Day on Fossil Fuel divestment by the United Church, and the “two loops theory of change” by the Berkana Institute. The text was Revelation 21:1-6.
Candidate for ministry from Bethany-Newton United, Craig Perry, shares with Crossroads his reflections on the visit to China he was privileged to make with other United Church members this past year.