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What To Bring From Exile

December 13, 2020Isaiah 61: 1-11Advent 3 In a refugee camp in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, three women die after giving birth at their homes … around the same time … a baby who’s on a ventilator dies because there is no oxygen. Click here for service  A doctor in the camp says that the hospital where he works is “totally non-functional” due to…

Processing Pandemic Grief

December 6, 2020Joel 2:12-13, 28-29 Advent 2 It seems that whenever someone suffered a deeply personal loss in the Old Testament … when someone was grieving … that there is a public display of mourning. Click here for service This is when the person rends their clothes … when they rip their garments apart … letting loose their pain and emotions. The…

Scattered

November 29, 2020Daniel 6: 6-27Advent 1 Our house in Northern Ontario backs onto hundreds of acres of Crown land. Click here for service The terrain is filled with various types of pine trees, birch and blueberry bushes. The landscape is marked with rock outcroppings and cliffs and is home to a variety of wildlife. Foxes, fishers, deer, moose and black bears have…

Return to a Loving, Neighbour-Oriented Way of Life

November 22, 2020Jeremiah 36: 1-8, 21-23,27-28; 31: 31-34Christ the King Sunday Last week, we heard the story from Isaiah about God’s call to the people to return to a faith-filled life that was in keeping with God’s call to serve and to love. Click here for service. At a time when the people feared of being conquered and enslaved by the Assyrians,…

Down To the River To Pray

November 8, 2020 Worship service based on: Jonah 1: 1-17, 3: 1-10, 4:1-11; Psalm 105: 1-6, 37-45 and Matthew 18: 21-35. Guest preacher: Adam Snook, assistant to the bishop, Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada Click here for service No sermon text this week … due to guest preacher

Sharing the Abundance – All Saints Sunday

November 1, 2020 1 Kings 17: 1-24Elijah served as prophet during a time of peace and prosperity in Israel. Click here for service Under King Ahab, the nation was a military and economic force. The royal house had brought a level of comfort to the people … but, as it turns out, the prosperity masked some serious problems … especially spiritual ones.…

The Temples We Build

2 Samuel 7: 1-17October 25, 2020 Peter … the rock upon whom the church was to be built … had ministered throughout the Mediterranean region for about 34 years after Jesus’ crucifixion. Click here for service He had travelled to Rome to continue to nurturing congregations when he was arrested and crucified in the Circus of Emperor Nero. A shrine was erected…

New Life In Inconceivable Places

October 18, 2020 Prelude – Hannah’s Song copyright A & E Pokel. Hymn of the Day – ELW #419 ‘For All The Faithful Women’ Click here for service 1 Samuel 1:9-11, 19-20; 2:1-10 In the book of 1 Samuel, Hannah is in the most precarious of places. In her time, women were vulnerable … dependent upon their fathers, husbands, brothers or even…

Moses On The Mountain

Exodus 32: 1-14October 11, 2020 Today, Moses is up on the mountain. Click here for service. He has spent 40 days getting instructions from God and the people have gotten restless. They don’t know what has happened to him … he might be dead … God might have claimed his life … or he might have just wandered off now that the…