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Spring-Summer 2019

Spring-Summer 2019

May 2019 - Sep 2019
Sermons in this series
  Date: Sunday, September 01, 2019       Teacher: Rev. David L.S. Robertson     Duration: 14 mins 23 secs    
Passage: Matthew 20:1-16    
  Description: Labour Day in Canada has its roots in a social movement that successfully managed to stop slave-like labour practices and begin the process of providing reasonable, just and safe work environments including the practice of 8-hour workdays. For our reflections here, we have a story from our tradition that infuses employee relations with compassion and generosity. At the end of the day in the vineyard, everyone has a living wage—not based on seniority or merit but based on compassion and generosity. The invitation of today’s gospel is clear: we who follow in the Way of Jesus are to practice God’s generosity, not begrudge it. That’s how life in Christian community functions. It’s not a merit-based system based on how long we serve. Instead it’s a compassion and generosity-based way of living a life of love and service one for the other. The owner of the vineyard acts with love towards those who lack income and purpose. His love is made real through acts of compassion and generosity. While the question of “what’s in it for us, dear Jesus?” is real and very human, the answer is surprising. As one’s who follow in the Way of Jesus, no matter one’s tenure, all are the recipients of God’s compassion, generosity and everlasting love. These gifts are ever eternal and ever present. And they are ours to embody, imitate and proclaim. When we practice and imitate divine compassion and generosity, we root our lives more deeply in God’s abundance and love. And that’s way more profound than living according to whatever merit we think we deserve or might be entitled to receive.
  Date: Sunday, August 25, 2019       Teacher: Revs. Susan/David     Duration: 19 mins 50 secs    
Passage: Genesis 2:2-3 & Psalms 23:1-6    
  Description: Rest is essential - a time away so that we can come back with refreshed minds and spirits and see things in new ways. That is what sabbatical is about. Rev. David and Rev. Susan shared some photos as well as a description of what they did and learned on their sabbatical. The photos can be found under the Worship Tab - Sermons in Print - if you want to see what they were talking about. However, listening to this recording should give you the full picture as well.
  Date: Sunday, August 11, 2019       Teacher: Rev.Henry Friesen     Duration: 21 mins 19 secs    
Passage: Hebrews 9:24-28 & Mark 12:38-44    
  Description: Giving Our ALL; with sincerity, and from a deep sense of gratitude.
  Date: Sunday, August 04, 2019       Teacher: Linda Ormson     Duration: 13 mins 9 secs    
Passage: Romans 12:9-18 & Luke 15:11-32    
  Description: Be joyful for other peoples Joy.
  Date: Sunday, July 28, 2019       Teacher: Bob Gibennus     Duration: 20 mins    
Passage: Luke 11:1-13    
  Date: Sunday, July 21, 2019       Teacher: Bob Gibennus     Duration: 12 mins 46 secs    
Passage: Luke 10:38 & Psalms 15    
  Date: Sunday, July 14, 2019       Teacher: Rev.Henry Friesen     Duration: 21 mins 30 secs    
Passage: Ephesians 3:14-4:32    
  Date: Sunday, May 26, 2019       Teacher: Bob Gibennus     Duration: 15 mins 18 secs    
Passage: Acts 16:9-15 & John 14:23-29    
  Description: Guest worship leader: Bob Gibennus
  Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019       Teacher: Bob Gibennus     Duration: 21 mins 46 secs    
Passage: Acts 11:1-18 & John 13:31-35    
  Description: Guest Worship Leader: Bob Gibennus

 

 


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