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Preparing for Holy Week

March 24th, 2017

By: Matthew Griffin

Topic: Liturgy

Traditions vary widely about what services are held and look like throughout Holy Week, and clerics, worship committees, altar guilds, choirs, those preparing orders of service, and many more are diligently getting ready! What are some of your favourite traditions of the week? How does it look and feel in the context of your community?

I love snow days!

March 14th, 2017

By: Martha Tatarnic

Topic: Only One Thing

There is something reclaimed on snow days, something that has slipped away from our grasp without our realizing it, and for just an instant when the watches and warnings start to file in from Environment Canada, about which we are reminded. I will religious words to describe what it is that we’ve lost: Sabbath, festival, congregation.

Dung in her hair

March 9th, 2017

By: Gregor Sneddon

Topic: Flesh made Word

Esther has “Gap.” Naming our unworthiness, with our hair full of dung does not please God. The posture of humility and repentance is for us: to create the space, and to acknowledge the vast gap—so to enable us to receive what God has already given.

Who are you?

March 7th, 2017

By: Mike Sinclair

Topic: The Spirit of Now

Identity is so very important. May we be aware of who we are as the beloveds of God. May we also be aware that if we give in to the temptation to doubt, question, fear, exclude, fight, or ignore any of the other beloved ones, we depart from the biggest call of our lives: To love God and to love our neighbours as ourselves.

Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing

March 2nd, 2017

By: Gregor Sneddon

Topic: Flesh made Word

The language of sin and death doesn’t bode well for filling our pews with newcomers, it would seem. We tactfully tiptoe around these words, somehow afraid that we’re being perceived as exclusive, barn-burner preachers with tightly brill-creamed hair, our voices hoarse with gnashing of teeth and hell fire, waving the holy book above our heads.

Abundant life

March 1st, 2017

By: Trevor Freeman

Topic: Citizens of Heaven

Regardless of how we might choose to ignore it, or put it off, or live, all of us are going to die.

Needles, 911, and a wake-up call

February 24th, 2017

By: Martha Tatarnic

Topic: Only One Thing

Last Wednesday night, our evening worship was brought to a grinding halt by a medical emergency, and I had a powerful encounter with Jesus—although I didn’t know it at the time.

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