Today we give thanks for the saints who have gone before us, for the saints still among us, and for the saints of God still to come. We give thanks for the examples of faithful living that the saints have given us as they navigated the stormy waters of life, and also for the faithful […]
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This is a Sunday packed with beautiful images, deep-seeded ideas, and a rich history. For life-long Lutherans, these things can provoke a sense of pride in our denomination, but Reformation Sunday is not “Lutheran Pride Day.” Instead it is a day focused on knowing God truthfully and in the process understanding who we are as […]
The Pharisees approach Jesus in a thinly veiled attempt to trap him on issues of financial obligations to the Roman government. Their question of Jesus, simplified to the extreme, is “who gets your wallet?” If Jesus answered one way, he would be guilty of treason. If he answered the other way, he would have been […]
This talented duo will perform a 55-minute show full of humour, music and many acrobatics. It’s sure to be a hit for all ages. A portion of proceeds will support poverty reduction work undertaken by CUPS. Tickets are $5/child, $15/adult. Available at the door. Show starts at 7:00 p.m. Hope Lutheran Church 3527 Boulton Road […]
In Jesus’ parable about a great banquet, those invited do not come, so the invitation is extended to others. We are reminded that God spreads a table before us so that we might not sit on the sidelines, but eat. With great joy we feast at the table of the Lord, and we go forth […]
The gospel for this day uses the image of a vineyard to reveal God’s love poured out for all. In a world that so prizes ownership, it is counterintuitive to remember that God owns the vineyard, entrusting us with its care. We are first and foremost servants of God – as individuals who make up families, […]
Jesus’ parable about two sons who don’t do what they say reveals surprises about the reign of God. We are reminded of opportunity for repentance and trying again when we don’t always get it right in what we say or do.
Matthew narrates one of Jesus’ controversial parables, in which Jesus says the reign of God is like workers who get paid the same no matter when they start. We are reminded that God’s leisure is extending grace and mercy to all God’s people.
Whether we are asking for it or offering it, forgiveness is hard. The disciple Peter gets this. Join us as we explore Jesus’ perspective in the gospel of Matthew as we come to model our relationships on God’s grace that knows no bounds. Today we also celebrate our Campus Ministries in Alberta, specifically that of our University […]