This is a post in a series of reflections for the Black Lives Matter movement. To read other reflections, please go to the Black Lives Matter page. Consider this post a sequel to the sermon I preached on Sunday. Cities are burning south of the border. Not only the physical stores and buildings, but also the […]
Pastor's Corner to Help You in Your Daily Life.
We have 4 ministers who give their time, spirits and energy for the community. Most importantly, they serve as teachers of the Word and offer insights about life. Be blessed by their reflections and meditations as you go about your daily life!
Dear friend, How have you been, and how are you faring? It’s still surreal for me how the pandemic has affected all of us – and not just peripherally, but significantly. I’ve never experienced this in my life. It’s affected my daily life for sure. Deb (my wife) is on the frontlines in the hospital, […]
Love Affair with Hockey I loved hockey growing up as a kid. In the little kitchen behind the store where we lived on Pape Avenue, I would stickhandle the ball and pretend I was Wayne Gretzky. At the age of seven I discovered the world of ball hockey at Pape Recreation Center and took the […]
Questions on My Mind As I settle into my new role as a minister of this congregation, my mind turns a lot to the notion of “community”. What does it mean for us to be a community? Why do we gather weekly and sometimes more? What are we trying to achieve? Being a minister gives […]
Seasons of Change Fall is a season of change. The leaves turn yellow and the air becomes chillier. Change is a part of life, yet change always brings about an unsettling feeling. Change can evoke anxiety, uncertainty and fear. But change is always how God has worked. Our Scriptures consist of countless stories of God […]
Thus says the Lord: Cursed are those who trust in mere mortals and make mere flesh their strength, whose hearts turn away from the Lord. They shall be like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see when relief comes. They shall live in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land. Blessed […]
Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 […]
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Luke 4:18-19 Jesus came […]
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit […]