Monday Message – October 17th

Worship – The scripture is 2 Samuel 11:1-5, 26-27; 12:1-9 and the photo on the right is from my first Bible; A Bible in Pictures. And if you thought that this was the totality of the story of David and Bathsheba, you may be in for a surprise on Sunday! As we continue our Discipleship/StewardshipContinue reading “Monday Message – October 17th”

We Will Serve the Lord!

You are invited to eavesdrop on a conversation between Joshua’s wife Anna and one of the other woman of the household. Anna:         That is so typical of Joshua… to make a statement like that as if he speaks for all the household. Woman:     What statement? Anna:         The one where he is talking to the peopleContinue reading “We Will Serve the Lord!”

Monday Message – October 11th

Worship – As we continue our series this week, we are focusing on Worship as a Key Spiritual Practice. What does it mean to worship together? The scripture passage is Joshua 24: 1-3a, 14-25 and you will hear a dialogue between Anna, Joshua’s wife and another woman of the household. Bill Elliot will share aContinue reading “Monday Message – October 11th”

Thou Shall!

I don’t know about you, but as soon as I’m told I can’t do something, I want to do it! Even a sign, telling me to keep out, makes me want to go in. Now, I’m generally pretty law abiding, so I don’t generally act on my impulses, but they are definitely there! Today’s readingContinue reading “Thou Shall!”

Monday Message – October 3rd

Worship – This week we start a new series, one based on Spiritual Practices for Disciples of Jesus. Each week we will explore a biblical passage alongside a key practice: Prayer, Loving Service, Generosity, Worship, Sharing Faith, Bible Study, not necessarily in that order! The scripture reading is Exodus 19:3-7; 20:1-17 and the sermon titleContinue reading “Monday Message – October 3rd”

Hospitality and Promise

Today I’m trying to tie a number of things together, in a few short minutes… covenant, or promise, hospitality, and Treaty Day. Yesterday, I heard a story about a woman who was concerned for her husband during the hurricane. They had lost power and he was dependent on a CPAP machine. She said she prayedContinue reading “Hospitality and Promise”

Monday Message – September 26, 2022

Well, another hurricane for NS! While not nearly as devastating as Juan, the sight of so many broken trees, washed away shorelines and destruction is heartbreaking. The news and photos of places east of HRM, along with PEI and NL are even more devastating and heartbreaking. Worship – This week the scripture is Genesis 18:1-15,Continue reading “Monday Message – September 26, 2022”

Monday Message – September 19, 2022

I’m a day late again! Yesterday I was invited to represent the United Church at the Provincial Commemorative Service for Queen Elizabeth II at All Saints Cathedral in Halifax, which took up all of the afternoon. It was a dignified, formal service in the Anglican tradition with wonderful choral singing, bagpipes, but it was wasContinue reading “Monday Message – September 19, 2022”

What Did the Canaanites Think?

Last week, we had several long passages of scripture, this week, we have 9 short verses, except they caused me more internal wrestling than all the verses did the week before. Last week we heard the story of Noah, his family, and the animals sailing in the ark, and then God making a promise toContinue reading “What Did the Canaanites Think?”

Monday Message – September 12, 2022

Worship – This week the scripture is Genesis 12: 1-9, many less verses than this past week; you can can read it here. When I read it, as we focus on the Calls to the Church, I can’t help but wonder how an Indigenous person would read this passage. Abram (that’s not a typo!) isContinue reading “Monday Message – September 12, 2022”

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