November 25, 2018 – Reflection: Getting Messy

November 25, 2018

Jeremiah 1:4 -10; 7:1-11; Matt 21:12-13 Doing God’s work is Messy.  Jeremiah and Josiah both found that out early on.  Josiah ordered reforms in the worship practices of his people – something any minister can tell you generally does not … Continue reading

November 18, 2018 – Reflection: Beating The Spin

November 18, 2018

Isaiah 36:1-3,13-20; 37:1-7;  2:1-4; Matt. 5:14 Propaganda, rumour, spin, half-truths, quarter-truths, a kernel, a nugget of truth, fabrication, barefaced lies are what we are reading this week. The ideal of “the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, … Continue reading

November 11, 2018 – Reflection: Voices of Remembrance

November 11, 2018

Micah 5:2-5a; 6:6-8 When I wrote this sermon before leaving for my meeting this past week, we were thinking about having “In Flanders FieId” as part of the opening of the service. I know how much the poem means to … Continue reading

November 6, 2018 – Sermon: A Miracle of Healing

November 6, 2018

2 Kings 5:1-19 I’ve always thought of that first story as the slave girl’s story.  In a significant way, everything comes down to her.  If she had not told her mistress about the prophet Elisha – if she had not … Continue reading