Sermons

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The Power of Touch

Today we focus on the healing ministries of the church. There are many ways in which we offer this ministry. For centuries, priests have anointed with oil those who require healing from one ailment or another. This is also accompanied by the laying on of hands. The action of laying on of hands is an ancient... Read More

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We Have Each Other & God Provides All We Need

There was a parish in my previous diocese who was preparing to hire a new priest. As the plans unfolded they became increasingly concerned about their capacity to be able to employ a priest. They knew they certainly couldn’t afford full time priestly ministry, and wondered about how much of a part time position... Read More

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Being Intentional About Thanksgiving

Today is Thanksgiving Sunday. Today marks the time each year where we pay particular attention to the many ways in which we have been blessed in our lives and as a parish. I don’t know about you, but sometimes for me, taking time to think about what or who I am thankful for can be really hard. It is no problem to... Read More

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Faith: A Living Force

So the disciples demand, “Increase our faith!” (Luke 17: 5). It isn’t surprising to find that Jesus’s response to this demand is a little testy. Our reading from One Timothy also talks about faith. In this letter we get a deeper sense of what faith is and what it means for us. Almost immediately we read that faith... Read More

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Symbols Matter

What is the one symbol that distinguishes us from all other Faith groups and religions? It is the cross and what the cross means for us as Christians. Many religions share a belief in a deity and a God. Many of them acknowledge that there is one God, not many. Each faith has its own set of Scripture or Holy Text.... Read More

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Ready for Ministry

You are all called to do great things in the world. Some are called to be teachers, lawyers, stay at home parents or any number of other arenas where we are called by God to serve. Through our work and in the myriad of roles that we find ourselves we are called to make the presence of God known.             This... Read More

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Everything We Have Serves to Praise God

When we were moving from South Africa to Canada we had to go through the pain staking process of sorting through many of our belongings. To help with this our parents laid a blue tarp in the dining room and said, “Everything that is coming to Canada must fit onto this tarp.” It was then that it hit us. Despite our... Read More

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You Be The Hands God Uses!

Our passage from Hebrews today is probably one of the most sensible passages there is in the Bible. It just makes. The author talks about mutual love, respect, sharing and being satisfied with what we have. How can anyone argue with that!           When we read this passage we may feel quite good because we know... Read More

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How we Talk About our Faith Matters

Paul’s letter to the Colossians comes to us at a timely moment. What Paul is saying resonates with much of what we have been hearing and witnessing over this past week with General Synod and the debate and resolutions that have emerged. In hearing the debate at General Synod especially around the conversation... Read More

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Going the Extra Mile

Okay, you know who you are. How many times have you done just enough to get by? Whether it be at work, at school or home we have all had those moments where we will give the token amount of time and energy at a particular task. My children know this well. They know just how much food to eat at dinner in order to... Read More