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Who Works in us and Others by the Spirit – Affirming Ministries, Reconciliation, and Gathering Those Driven Away… — The Second Sunday After Pentecost

Who Works in us and Others by the Spirit – Affirming Ministries, Reconciliation, and Gathering Those Driven Away… — The Second Sunday After Pentecost

Posted by on Jun 18, 2017

This winter I was taking a course in Christology, theologies about Jesus, online through St. Andrew’s College at the University of Saskatchewan, and one of course texts was this book, written by Wendy Farley – Gathering Those Driven Away: A Theology of Incarnation. She begins by sharing two quotes, the first a verse from the Old Testament prophetic...

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Immortal, Invisible, Omnipotent/Wounded, Defeated, Oppressed: How Ascension might complicate how we think of God… — Ascension Sunday

Posted by on May 28, 2017

Today, we join with Christian Traditions across the world in marking the feast of the Ascension. In our Liturgical Journey, the Ascension moves us from the time of Easter —a time of affirming resurrection and new life, to the time of Pentecost —a time of commissioning and service. In the Biblical Narrative, the Ascension brings the Christ-event of...

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A Celebration of the Ministry of Lumsden Beach Camp

A Celebration of the Ministry of Lumsden Beach Camp

Posted by on May 21, 2017

Camp Sunday Sermon 2017 — Vicki Nelson Good morning.  I am very excited to have been invited to talk about Lumsden Beach Camp this morning.  If you are familiar with the camp, or United Church camps in general, you know that there will be thousands of amazing memories made and hundreds of songs sang during our 10 different camp sessions.  This—like...

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Pure Imagination…Can Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory Tell us Something about our Call to be Church? – The Fourth Sunday of Easter – Good Shepherd Sunday

Posted by on May 7, 2017

Come with me and you’ll be In a world of pure imagination… What we’ll see will defy explanation You may recognize these words as the opening lyrics of one of the musical numbers in the 1971 musical comedy film Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder, an adaption of course, of the Roald Dahl book. The film which was...

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Crumbs, Calluses, and Companions, – Thoughts about Roads, Journeys, and Occasional Catastrophes… — The Third Sunday of Eastertide

Posted by on Apr 30, 2017

Today is the third Sunday of Easter, the season of Eastertide. Pointing out that the Christian Tradition has for centuries considered Easter to be a season —50 days —rather than just one day of celebration —may seem like just liturgical trivia —a question not entirely likely to appear on Jeopardy, but you never do know so at best could feel like a tidbit...

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