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Creation paradox

Reflection ~ October 15, 2017

Based on: Exodus 3: 1-5 Moses and the Burning Bush Opening Prayer:  Holy, gracious, and amazing God, may the words on my lips and the thoughts and feelings we carry as we reflect on your Word for us from scripture this day, may all of it be acceptable in your sight.  Amen. When I first settled on this morning’s... Read More

Moses and the burning bush

Exodus 3 : 1-5

Our reading this morning is a familiar one and therein lies its danger. Listen with fresh ears to hear what new thing you might learn on the occasion of our last in a series of worship services focusing on Good’s good Creation.  Is what is on offer here a test or is it a miracle? Is it a challenge or an... Read More

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Emmet Cahill Concert - Gratitude

What a wonderful event it was on October 3 with the personable Emmet Cahill and accompanist, Seamus Brett, in our midst.  We welcomed almost 250 people into the sanctuary for a delightful concert of Irish tunes, theatre music and hymns.  The choir also performed admirably.  Thank you to all those who came out and... Read More

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Reflection on World Communion Sunday

Based on Exodus 17: 1-7 May the words on my lips and the thoughts and feelings we hold in response to your Word for us from scripture be acceptable in your sight, O God, our Rock and our Redeemer.  Amen. “Is the Lord with us our not?” This is a question worthy of our consideration each and every day living as we... Read More

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Rehearsal

A beautiful day, sun streaming into the sanctuary, smiling faces and very talented people sharing their gifts ~ that was Sunday afternoon.  The combined choirs of Knox United & Vancouver Singers got together to practise their opening act and background singing for the EMMET CAHILL Concert taking place at Knox... Read More

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Homily for Covenanting Sunday

Based on Psalm 104, Part Two Opening Prayer:  May the words on my lips and our reflections on your word for us this day be acceptable in your sight, dear God, our Rock and our Redeemer.  Amen I love the grand sweep of images in this morning’s reading!  For me, the reading lifts up hopeful and powerful images of... Read More

Water from the rock

Exodus 17: 1-7

Introduction to the Readings for World Communion Sunday No matter how bad things might look, no matter how fearful or frustrated we might become, our God is always with us.  Our God will provide us with everything we need if we can but learn to trust in that truth.  Listen to how God responds to a tired and... Read More

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Music at Knox

 Knox is known for their music. We have a choral anthem every week from September to June and both an organist and pianist at Sunday Service. If you love to sing - choir rehearsals are Thursday evenings and if you love to listen - pull up a pew Sundays at 10am. Here's just a snippet.....   Read More

Psalm 104

Psalm 104, Part Two

Introduction to the Reading for Sunday, September 24, 2017 The Psalter is a collection of prayers and songs composed over the course of Israel’s history.   Their primary purpose is to praise God in worship.   This morning’s reading comes to us from Psalm 104, Part Two.  In keeping with our focus on the season of... Read More

What

Reflection ~ September 17, 2017

Based on 1 Kings 19: 1-13 “What are you doing here?” or “What are you doing here?” Or  “What are you doing here?” or even “What are you doing here?” This seems a timely question for all of us to consider in these days of rapid climate change and great global turmoil.  God’s question to Elijah on the mountaintop... Read More