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 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.
A follow-up sermon on the text following last week’s: John 21:1-19. Love has the last word!
The text for this second Sunday of the Easter season was John 20:19-31, the story about the disciple who is often referred to as “Doubting Thomas.”