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.
The Easter Sunday sermon was led by the youth of the congregation, an “all-play” reflection on Luke 24: 1-12 on the question posed to the women at the tomb: “Why do you seek the living among the dead?” (As you listen to the opening, imagine the youths all approaching the front of the church with…
Our Palm Sunday message from Rev. Cari, based on Luke 19:28-40.
The Rev. Edith Baird preaching primarily on Philippians 3:4-14, but also referring to Isaiah 43:16-21 and John 12:1-8.
Rev. Cari preaching on 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 and Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32, and concluding with a Mary Oliver poem.
Rev. Cari preaching on Isaiah 55:1-9 and Luke 13:31-35 for the third Sunday in Lent.
This sermon for the second Sunday in Lent was based on Genesis 15 and Luke 13:31-35 and also tangles with the question, “Was Jesus political?”
Rev. Cari preaching on the account of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness as found in Luke 4. With thanks to the late Henri Nouwen for his work on Christian Leadership in In Jesus’ Name.
Special guest Shazia Neelam, who is a member of our ND Refugee Project Steering Committee, shared the story of her family’s departure from Pakistan, and journey to Canada, as UNHR convention refugees.
Rev. Cari’s second sermon on I Corinthians 12 – the “fine print”!