Our series on our relationship with our Jewish neighbours continues with one we do not normally call a Hebrew prophet-John the Baptist. Special thanks to Peter Haresnape for his thoughtful sermon sending us out to the margins to join the prophets’ call.
For Advent and Christmas, Pastor Dawn has begun a series, “Our Shared Hope”. Using the Hebrew texts for Advent, we are exploring the hopes we hold in common with our Jewish siblings. This morning, Pastor Dawn introduces the series and expands on the prophet Jeremiah.
Focus text: Jeremiah 33:14-16
On Reign of Christ Sunday we welcomed Agnes Wasuk Petia, National Woman’s Program Coordinator for the South Sudan Council of Churches, as our guest preacher. Agnes was in Toronto for the Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security gathering with KAIROS Canada. She spoke of the hope and resilience the people of South Sudan find in the promises of God.
Texts: Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 and Psalm 93 • Revelation 1:4b-8 • John 18:33-37
While the disciples contemplate the “indestructable” temple in Jerusalem, Jesus reminds them, and us, that nothing is permanent and was not meant to be. But what about the things we hold on to, that mean a lot to us? Pastor Dawn reflects on the break-in we experienced in July to consider these things.
Texts: Mark 13:1-8; Hebrews 10:19-25
How does a congregation built by people with a different story of war remember? For the first time, we mark Remembrance Sunday in our own way, remembering the costs of war.
For All Saints Sunday, we learn about saints, and what makes them remarkable.
Text: John 11:32-44
We celebrate our anniversary and look ahead to our mission as we follow Christ on the road to the cross with his disciples.
Text: Mark 10:35-45
This Sunday, our Council Chair, David Berg, shares his story about why and how he chooses to give to First through time, talent, and treasure.
Text Mark 10:17-31
We give thanks for the blessings of this life, and recall why it is important to give thanks every day.
Texts: Psalm 126 and Matthew 25-33
This week Pastor Dawn shares the story of the child and the kingdom of God, as we celebrate another baptism this month.