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  Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017       Teacher: Rev. David L.S. Robertson     Duration: 20 mins 57 secs    
Passage: Psalms 148:1-14 & Jeremiah 4:23-28    
  Series Summer 2017
  Description: When I read through today’s passage from Jeremiah, the image that came to mind was a pile of large ancient wisdom-filled books landing with a loud thud on my desk sending any dust around them into the air. Thud. The word of God lands and all around it shakes. No bird sings. We all wonder what life will be like when the dust settles. The book of Jeremiah is 52 chapters long. We need to know that there is no word of hope and reconciliation until chapter 30. From the description of Jeremiah’s call as a prophet in chapter One, the following 29 chapters are clear-shooting, poetic and poignant indictments against the people of Judah and their faithlessness. The consequences of their insincerity and disloyalty to God are prophesied to be catastrophic—politically, socially, theologically and environmentally. With a cosmic thud, Jeremiah’s prophetic prose lands in the midst of one the stormiest, most tumultuous times in the history of Israel.
  Date: Sunday, August 13, 2017       Teacher: Guest Worship Leaders     Duration: 21 mins 25 secs    
Passage: Genesis 37:1-28 & Matthew 14:22-33    
  Series Summer 2017
  Description: Guest worship leaders: Marlene & Mark Podwysocki
  Date: Sunday, August 13, 2017       Teacher: Guest Worship Leaders    
Passage: Genesis 37:1-28 & Matthew 14:22-33    
  Series Summer 2017
  Description: Guest worship leaders: Marlene & Mark Podwysocki
  Date: Sunday, August 06, 2017       Teacher: Rev. Susan Lukey     Duration: 14 mins 50 secs    
Passage: Matthew 5:13-16    
  Series Summer 2017
  Description: Be salt! Be light! That’s the mission Jesus gives us. Be salt! Be light! for the world. In your communities. In your families. At work. At school. At play. In every decision. In every activity. In how you use your resources. In how you present yourself. Be salt! Be light! That’s what Jesus said was the Way for his followers. So what does it mean to be salt & light? ....... I’ve been pondering these ideas. We are to be salt and light – but too much salt and light aren’t a good thing. If the only food we had was salt, that would be bad for us and for the earth. If we had only light, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, that would be bad for us and for the earth. What if, what if, Christianity isn’t meant to be the only faith in the world? What if there is meant to be a sprinkling of followers of the Way of Jesus throughout the world rather than a whole Christian empire ruling the world? What if we are here to bring out the hope, the healing, the welcoming, the joy in life – but not to be the whole show or the only show?
  Date: Sunday, July 30, 2017       Teacher: Bob Gibennus     Duration: 8 mins 20 secs    
Passage: Genesis 29:15-28 & Romans 8:26-39    
  Series Summer 2017
  Description: There are no outsiders in God's family. We are welcome with our eccentricities, our gifts, our abilities, our challenges. No one has any special standing or any bragging rights. We are all brought together by the redeeming love of Jesus.
  Date: Sunday, July 23, 2017       Teacher: Bob Gibennus     Duration: 29 mins 25 secs    
Passage: Psalms 139:1-24 & Genesis 28:10-19    
  Series Summer 2017
  Description: On a bright summer morning, while the dew is still on the grass. God is there. In a noisy prairie thunder shower, while we scramble for shelter. God is there. On a warm summer evening, as we barbecue and visit with friends. God is there. In the companionship and love of High River United Church, God is here.
  Date: Sunday, July 16, 2017       Teacher: Carrie Behlke     Duration: 24 mins 20 secs    
Passage: Romans 12:3-21 & Romans 15:5-7    
  Series Summer 2017
  Description: Different people, different lives, different histories, Yet all lovingly created by the Source of all Life! In worship, we reconnect with each other and with Jesus our teacher.
  Date: Sunday, July 09, 2017       Teacher: Rev.Henry Friesen     Duration: 19 mins 58 secs    
Passage: Psalms 31:1-5 & Mark 4:35-41    
  Series Summer 2017
  Description: Courage .... it is a whole lot more than just adjusting a dial.
  Date: Sunday, July 02, 2017       Teacher: Rev. David L.S. Robertson     Duration: 18 mins 36 secs    
  Description: Shannon Middleton attended a Truth & Reconciliation "Living into Right Relations" weekend on behalf of our congregation. The purpose was to train more people to be witnesses to Truth & Reconciliation within our communities and to empower the work of United Church congregations in Truth & Reconciliation. In this sermon, Rev. David interviews Shannon about her experiences and her passion for this work.
  Date: Sunday, June 18, 2017       Teacher: Rev. David L.S. Robertson     Duration: 12 mins 52 secs    
Passage: Isaiah 11:6-9    
  Description: David shares a faithful reflection about why truth and reconciliation with the First Peoples of Canada is so important. Please note: the recording starts a little ways into the sermon, but most of the sermon is captured.

 

 


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