The Way of Love

The brother of Mary and Martha is sick. Lazarus is dying and by the time Jesus gets to the house, he will be dead and buried. We read in Scripture and will soon pay attention more closely to the narratives when Jesus “sets his face to Jerusalem.” When Jesus is on the road to Jerusalem and the cross, he stops by... Read More


Calling All Christians - A Sermon by Susan Mather

 Let us pray: Dear Father, we thank you for the mercy of your welcome to us as we come to you in prayer. We would ask for new and renewed visions, that we may see beyond our horizons, and have a real sense of your will for us. Help us to realize the worth of all we do at work, at home and in fellowship together,... Read More


Leaving Home

So we have all had the experience at one point or another of leaving home. We have all experienced moving house and with that, often employment as well. This is essentially what the Israelites are experiencing in today’s reading from Exodus. They are leaving home. They are leaving Egypt and all that they know... Read More

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The Journey to the Cross

Lent is a time when we journey to the Cross and re-connect with the power of the cross and what this means for us. This is a journey that will lead us to the dark corners of our lives and bring to the light our strengths and weaknesses with our relationship with God and the Divine.             This is a journey... Read More

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The Wilderness: A Time of Transformation

I wonder what it must have been like for Jesus to be in the Wilderness. I wonder why he went into the Wilderness in the first place. When I was a lot younger our favorite vacation spot as a family was on the beach on the Eastern side of South Africa. The beach was sandy with plenty of space to sun tan, build sand... Read More


Transfiguration of the Lord

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Becoming Holy Just as God is Holy

One of the things that I wrestle with is how do we as a church respond to the needs of the world? In other words how do we, St. Martin’s North Vancouver, respond to the issues and concerns that we are called to face in this day and age. We are located and live in an area where on the surface we are surrounded by... Read More


Built For Growth

Several years ago Vancouver School of Theology underwent significant restructuring. It was an unsettling time to be in seminary with buildings being sold, torn down and new ones built. It seemed with each passing year, semester even, the school was shrinking physically and financially. To help curb the downward... Read More


Salt & Light - Written by Guest Preacher Susan Mather

 Matthew 5, 13-20 Let us pray: Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light. Amen   May I say that you are looking like a very salty group of Christians... Read More


Living into the Beatitudes

Jesus is on the road moving from town to town. He has been calling disciples, healing people and now large crowds are starting to gather and follow him wherever he goes. The crowds are interested, mesmerized and cannot resist listening to every word Jesus has to say. Jesus has a message of hope and liberation that... Read More