Lament Well Perhaps we haven’t been able to visit our loved ones who live away. Perhaps we had a special trip cancelled. We miss things that give us comfort. Things aren’t like they used to be. This is a time of trauma. Even though we are moving on, it is not the same. Some days life feels raw. Events haunt us. … More Prayer Practice #2
Prayer Practice #1 We are entering a fall like no other in our life-time. We are dwelling in pandemic space and that puts an extra layer of concern and anxiety in our days. For the next four weeks I’ll send you a simple prayer practice for such a time as this. I hope it will … More Prayer Practice #1
First stories of being the church from Acts of the Apostles. This story takes place in a prison cell. Acts 16:25-34.
First Stories of Church Outside the Building Story: Acts 8:26-49
Covenanting Service, November 18, 2018 Here we are – Called together for ministry in this place and time. Bless us. Bless us when everything is going well, and we praise one another And bless us when we disappoint and anger one another. Bless us when we rise to the challenges And bless us when we … More Prayer for a New Ministry
Do you knit or crochet? Perhaps you would like to make a Prayer Shawl this winter. We have easy patterns to knit or crochet one. They are available on the table outside the church office. Prayer shawls have been around for centuries and offer comfort and loving presence to those who receive them. A Prayer Shawl … More Prayer Shawls
Photo credit: jasonwoodhead23, Flickr [CC BY 2.0] Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7 Crisis causes confusion, … More A Pastoral Letter to Maritime Conference regarding Fort McMurray, AB
What is Hope? A Video from The United Church of Canada.
The writer Joseph Campbell invites, “Can I say yes to my own adventure?” Can we say yes to our own adventure? Can we, like David, respect our past, cherish our story, claim all that was. Can we bring the memory of all that to the centre of life now, not to re-create it, but to … More Can we say yes to our own adventure?