Weekly Messages

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A Promise is a Promise – Homily for Lent 2

A Promise is a Promise! Sermon for February 25th, 2018  the 2nd Sunday in Lent. (based on Genesis 17, 1-7, 15-16)   Our reading from the Hebrew Bible, or the Old Testament, is the story of the covenant between the Lord and Abram and Sarai. This is the third time the Lord has appeared to […]

One Way Promise ~ Homily for Lent

Message for the First Sunday of Lent: A One Way Promise Do you know what I discovered when I started researching about this story of a great flood? That there are many cultures around the world that have flood legends, some stories even older than Noah’s Ark story. For example, the Babylonian’s have a story […]

The Healing of Naaman

The Healing of Naaman: Based on 2 Kings 5: 1-14 February 11, 2018 The Healing of Naaman is one of my favourite O.T. stories; so many interesting characters and personalities in this story. Naaman, the great and powerful military general from the country of Aram has contracted a skin disease that can potentially destroy his […]

Raised Up to Serve

Year B Epiphany 5 Healing of Peter’s Mother in Law Mark 1:29 – 39 Our gospel story for today is actually the continuation of the story we heard last week, the first healing story in Mark’s gospel. Here’s a recap: while Jesus was in the Temple teaching, and the people are amazed at his teachings, […]

The Lord is Near

The Lord is Near-Message for the 2nd Sun of Epiphany January 14, 2018 Based on John 1:43-51, Psalm 139:1-16 The day before our gospel story for today starts, Jesus has already begun gathering up people to become his disciples. The first one to follow Jesus is Andrew, and another disciple whom John doesn’t name. And […]

The Baptism of Jesus

The Baptism of Jesus Yr B 2017 Based on Mark 1: 1-11 with Genesis 1: 1-5, Psalm 29, Acts 19: 1-7   I truly appreciate how the scriptures for today come together this week, building upon each other, complementing each other, enhancing the message of God’s creation, God’s presence and God’s love in that presence. […]

Jesus, the GPS to God – Christmas Eve Sermon

Christmas Eve Sermon, 2017 Jesus, the GPS to God! Well, it’s here. Christmas Eve. Advent, the four week time of waiting for Christmas and getting everything ready is now officially over. The bazaars, the shopping, the baking, cleaning, the decorating, the attending to and coordinating all the extra and special events that happen only this […]

The Sunday of Peace: “Comfort My People”

The Sunday of Peace: “Comfort My People” Based on Isaiah 40: 1-11 and Mark 1: 1-8   Today’s Gospel reading is the opening verses of Mark. Mark by the way is the oldest of the 4 gospels of the NT, and is the basis for the writers who wrote the Gospels of Luke and Matthew. […]