The season of Lent begins with a solemn call to fasting and repentance as we begin our journey to the baptismal waters of Easter. Scripture readings remind us that now is the time to return to the Lord. During Lent the people of God will reflect on the meaning of their baptism into Christ’s death […]
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Today is Transfiguration Sunday, when Jesus’ three closest friends hear of God naming Jesus God’s beloved son in the event of Jesus being transfigured on the mountain. As believers we are enabled to see the God-light in Jesus’ face, because the same God who created light in the first place has shone in our hearts […]
In Isaiah it is the one God who sits on above the earth and numbers the stars—it is that God who strengthens the powerless. So in Jesus’ healing work we see the hand of the creator God lifting up the sick woman to health and service. We too are lifted up to health and service. […]
In Deuteronomy God promises to raise up a prophet like Moses, who will speak for God; in Psalm 111 God shows the people the power of God’s works. For the church, these are ways of pointing to the unique authority people sensed in Jesus’ actions and words. We encounter that authority in God’s word, around […]
Jesus begins proclaiming the good news and calling people to repentance right after John the Baptist is arrested for preaching in a similar way. Knowing that John was later executed, we see at the very outset the cost of discipleship. Still two sets of fisherman brothers leave everything they have known and worked for all […]
All the baptized have a calling in God’s world. Regardless of your age, experience or origin God calls you. The story of the calling of Nathanael pays with the idea of place. Nathanael initially dismisses Jesus because he comes from Nazareth. But where we come from isn’t important; it’s where—or rather whom— we come to. […]
Our re-creation in baptism is an image of the Genesis creation, where the Spirit/wind moved over the waters. As we hear of Jesus’ baptism, we remember the Spirit has come upon us as upon Jesus. We too are called God’s beloved children and our course is set on Jesus’ mission to re-create the world in […]
New Year’s resolutions almost always point to the ways we are lacking. Their subtext is “… because you are not good enough, yet.” What if our starting point was different? Whatever we feel the need to resolve, we do well to remember who we are (a recipient of God’s grace) and whose we are (a child […]
We worship on this fourth day of Christmas at 10:00 a.m. Our service is lessons and carols, hearing the stories of God’s people and singing favourite Christmas songs.
We hear in the gospel of John “and the Word became flesh,” reminding us that Christmas is about God coming to us in the person of Jesus. This incarnation brings God closer to us and helps us relate more deeply to God. We worship Christmas Day at 12:00 noon, allowing time for families to spend […]