Monthly Archives: April 2016

Past troubles and future dreams

Text: Revelation 21:1-6 (new heavens and a new earth) Anniversaries are often times of fun and fond memories as at birthday parties or during our celebration this year of the 40th anniversary of Mill Woods United Church. Anniversaries can also … Continue reading

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Lacking nothing in a troubled world

Text: Psalm 23 (“The Lord is my shepherd”) My late father was not what anyone would call a wealthy man. He did, after all, spend his entire career as a United Church minister! But in the later years of his … Continue reading

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Go deep

Text: John 21 (casting one’s nets on the other side) In prayers of confession, the phrase “sins of omission and commission” is sometimes heard. In my memory, it is the sins of omission that stand out. Sins of commission are … Continue reading

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Doubting Easter

Text: Acts 9:1-20 (the road to Damascus); John 20:19-31 (doubting Thomas) On Monday afternoon while I was walking down Whyte Avenue, a message on a chalkboard outside of a pub caught my eye. It said, “Christ is risen . . . … Continue reading

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