Heirs To The Spirit, Heirs To Freedom

December 28, 2014
Luke 2:22-40; Galatians 4:4-7; Psalm 148

Good morning. Happy Christmas! ¡Feliz Navidad! Joyeaux Noël! Fröhe Weihnachten! Selamat Hari Natal! I would like to take about 30 seconds and have everyone greet those around them in the […]

Where Does God Live?

December 21, 2014
II Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Luke 1:26-38

The church in which I grew up, Broadway Mennonite Brethren in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada was a plain building, white stucco walls inside and out, very small separate entryways for […]

The Joy Journey

December 14, 2014
Luke 1:46b-55

On this, the third Sunday of Advent, it feels like we have reached a turning point in the season; the waiting and preparation transitions into a more active state of […]

The Beginning Continues…

December 07, 2014
Isaiah 40:6-11; 2 Peter 3:8-15

“There is a beginning. There is a not yet beginning to be a beginning. There is a not yet beginning to be a not yet beginning to be a beginning. […]

Alert and Awake to Hope

November 30, 2014
Mark 13:24-37; Isaiah 64:1-9; I Corinthians 1:3-9

On this first Sunday of Advent – and this last Sunday that I am with you for three months, I want to say something joyful and profound, memorable and inspiring. […]

The Good Stuff

November 16, 2014
Matthew 25:14-30; Jeremiah 13:1-11

Here were are in mid-November.  It has been a little over two weeks since All Hallows’ Eve. I don’t know how many of the families in this community participate in […]

Waiting and Watching

November 09, 2014
Amos 5:18-24; Matthew 25:1-13

As often as I have wrestled with this text, I have never really identified with these ten bridesmaids. When it comes to weddings I have always been the soloist, and […]

Entrusted With The Message

October 26, 2014
I Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-40

Last week at the church retreat we practiced looking at the biblical text from different perspectives. We looked at the story of Jesus feeding 5000 people with five loaves and […]

A Discerning Ear

October 12, 2014
Matthew 22:1-14; Exodus 32:1-14

If you have been worshipping here regularly the past few months you may have noticed that we have been working our way through the book of Matthew. It is not […]

A Generous Daily Wage

September 28, 2014
Matthew 20:1-16

“The first shall be last and the last shall be first.” At a quick glance one wonders if this is Jesus’ version of the tortoise and the hare. But that […]