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Sept. 28 – Doing as you say, or not

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.

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Sept. 21 – God’s leisure

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.

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Sept. 14 – Forgiveness, 2 perspectives

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 […]

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Sept. 7 – Rally Sunday

We gather to hear of Christ’s presence with us. Join us as we kick off our Fall programming. We worship at 9:00 and then begin our monthly Children’s Church celebrations at 10:30.

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July 6 – When a yoke means freedom

Today’s gospel reading contains iconic words from Jesus: “Come to me all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke […]

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June 29 – Praise & lament

Though we may prefer to think of God giving us lives of joy and ease, a full life in Christ also includes sorrow and grief. To the extent we are willing to acknowledge God’s presence in every circumstance, our faith becomes integrated and sustainable through a lifetime. The texts for today offer a survey of faith-full […]

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June 22 – God with us

Our pastors and delegates have just returned from Synod Convention where we addressed the changing nature of society’s relationship with the church. Today we hear the words of Bishop Larry Kochendorfer in a sermon written for congregations throughout the synod. He speaks of God with us, reminding is that life with Jesus is always, every […]

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June 15 – On earth as in heaven

This is Holy Trinity Sunday. It isn’t just a time to wrestle with the idea of One in Three Persons, but also the shape of our lives. We are reminded that our blessing of the world is our part of the Trinitarian work and relationship we celebrate. In it we embody God the Father with […]

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June 8 – Pentecost

Today is Pentecost Sunday. Traditionally we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit, the one sent by Jesus to continue to inspire us in our following of him. At Hope we celebrate Confirmation Sunday too. This year five of our youth will affirm their baptism. A special part of this service is hearing these youth […]

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June 1 – Ascension of our Lord

In today’s gospel the risen Christ ascends into heaven and his followers are assured that the Spirit will empower them to be witnesses throughout the earth. The disciples were told to not gaze up into heaven to look for Jesus; we find his presence among us as we proclaim the word and share the Easter […]

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