In the midst of the recent Ontario election and the upcoming Eastern Synod’s election for bishop, the words of 1 Samuel can provide us with guidance on both what qualities to look for in a leader and also what we should be cautious of when choosing new leadership. Jordan Smith preaches in Pastor Dawn’s absence.
Focus Text: 1 Samuel 8:4-20, 11:14-15
Pastor Dawn talks about keeping sabbath in the suburbs and the different ways in which we can approach sabbath.
How we think about God…matters.
How we talk about God…matters.
How we pray to God…matters.
How we tell others about God…matters.
Join Pastor Dawn in an activity from Trinity Sunday as she talks about why it all matters.
Foucs Text: John 3:1-8
On Pentecost, Pastor Dawn speaks about the Holy Spirit coming down to earth, the breath of God. She leads the following common breathing exercise:
Breathe out all the cares and concerns and anxieties
Breathe in God’s mercies
Breathe out all stress and tension
Breath in God’s life giving love
Focus Text: Ezekiel 37:1-14
Remembering the words of assurance Jesus gave to us before he rose to be with the Father.
Focus Text: Luke 24:44-53
Pastor Dawn speaks about the core of John’s gospel and the final commandment Jesus gave on the night before he did, to love one another as He has loved us.
After the horrific van attack that shook Toronto, Pastor Dawn speaks on having faith and sharing it in times of tragedy and how important love and our vocation is in times like these.
This sermon features a poem by Anne Michaels, the poet laureate of Toronto.
Listen to our own Scott Weidler and Adrienne Findlay-Jones teach us about imagery, symbols, and some traditions in the church as part of our narrative service.
What about the Crusades?
What about the Holocaust?
What about the Church’s treatment of women and same sex couples?
What about Residential Schools?
Pastor Dawn continues her Easter preaching series.