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Of Dreams, Jealous Brothers and Waves Getting Bigger… — the Tenth Sunday After Pentecost

Of Dreams, Jealous Brothers and Waves Getting Bigger… — the Tenth Sunday After Pentecost

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017

Yesterday our family came into the city from the camp to enjoy the Regina Folk Festival, and one of our absolute highlights was Choir! Choir! Choir! Now when one attends a Choir! Choir! Choir! performance, one does not simply watch. Song sheets were handed out and the two members of the group then turn the audience, as their name would suggest, into a...

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Until We Meet Again: A Blessing — The Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

Until We Meet Again: A Blessing — The Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

Posted by on Aug 6, 2017

Ian Wilgus It is a wonderful feeling when you are fortunate enough to have been in an environment where you have been so blessed, and where there are so many blessings to offer. I have certainly been given many blessings over the last three months. So, this final service is a good opportunity to offer you some blessings going forward. I think the story of...

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Good Soil — Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

Good Soil — Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

Posted by on Jul 2, 2017

Sharlene McGowan Despite being raised in Saskatchewan, I know precious little about farming; I’m a city girl.  But as I read our Gospel for today, I first thought of the novel Why Shoot the Teacher which is set in rural Saskatchewan in the thirties. The protagonist is a lone male teacher who travels from the big city, Saskatoon, to his first teaching job...

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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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