2021 06 20 Sunday Worship “Storms”

No matter how much culture changes around us, the nature of the Christian call remains the same:  live a life of holiness, and endure suffering. But what happens when so-called storms hit and our lives, hearts and minds are tossed about under disordered and chaotic circumstances?  This week, Rev Jim recounts the disciples’ encounter with a storm … Read more2021 06 20 Sunday Worship “Storms”

2021-06-06 Sunday Worship – The Repentant Church

This past week, the nation was shocked to learn of the discovery of the buried remains of 215 children at a former residential school in Kamloops, BC. We can sometimes think that the things of the past are past.  But when evidence surfaces, like the discovery of the unmarked graves, suddenly the past is all brought forward … Read more2021-06-06 Sunday Worship – The Repentant Church

2021-05-30 Sunday Worship “New Birth”

“Turn over a new leaf.”  Chances are, you’ve heard that saying before.  It means, “to start to act or behave in a better or more positive and responsible way;” to “start over;” to “make a new start.”  Some Christians think of their faith that way.  They say that it gives them a “fresh start”, a “positive change” … Read more2021-05-30 Sunday Worship “New Birth”

2021 05 23 Sunday Worship – Pentecost “The Helper”

There’s a new term going around called “internet influencer.”  It’s used  liberally to describe popular internet bloggers and commentators who are said to have an impact on pubic thought and discourse. The more popular a blogger, the more influential he/she becomes.  But Christians have the ultimate influencer, who is not very popular among the masses, … Read more2021 05 23 Sunday Worship – Pentecost “The Helper”

2021-04-25 Sunday Worship “The Good Shepherd”

We’ve all needed some guidance in our lives every now and then… directions to a particular place, instructions for an unfamiliar task.  When we think of Jesus as a Shepherd in our lives, we often think of him the same way.  It’s true that Jesus’s life and commandments set us on a path of living good, holy … Read more2021-04-25 Sunday Worship “The Good Shepherd”

2021-04-11 Sunday Worship – Jesus Resurrected

When the disciples were in doubt after seeing the empty tomb, Jesus didn’t leave them hanging. He came to them in their doubt and shared breakfast with them, assuring them vividly that he is indeed alive, in the flesh. Rev. Mathew walks us through one of these encounters: Luke 24.36-49, relating to us these same assurances that … Read more2021-04-11 Sunday Worship – Jesus Resurrected