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Elijah

1 Kings 19:1-13

Introduction to the Readings for September 17, 2017 1 Kings 19:1-13 It’s an understatement to say Jezebel is not pleased with the recent actions of the prophet Elijah.  Elijah has been on a righteous rampage, one might say, and Jezebel strikes fear into him — enough that he’s on the run, seeking some safe place... Read More

Transfiguration 22

Exodus 24: 12-18 and Matthew 17: 1-9

Our reading from the Hebrew text takes us to the mountain with Moses and Joshua, and the leaders of that community who have been on the exodus from Egypt, in an in-between time, expecting to arrive in the promised land. They’ve been learning about the law, what it means to live in God’s way, and now God calls to... Read More

Jeremiah 2:4-13 and Hebrews 13: 1-8; 15-16

Jeremiah 2:4-13 This text from the prophet Jeremiah is dated between 627 and 587 BCE.  Jeremiah is passionately reminding the people that they have lost their focus and forgotten God.  We are reminded of their time as slaves, and their journey to freedom led by God through the wilderness, and their arrival in this... Read More

Copemaninterview

What will Church look like in the Future?

Knox had the pleasure of having the Rev. Sharon Copeman preside over two worship services this summer. We also had the pleasure of sitting down with her to discuss church, worship, being a good neighbour, and more! What is it like preaching to a congregation like Knox? Knox is a congregation that is mature in its... Read More

Fire

Prayers for Our Church

Gracious and loving God, we come now with our prayers for our church and world.  We are so thankful for your wide and open love with which we are held… in the warmth of sun, the cooling gentle breezes, the air that fills our lungs and energizes our bodies, the smiles and touch of friends that heal our spirits.  We... Read More

Water

Message ~ July 26, 2015

Based on Readings :  2Samuel 11:1-5 & John 6:1-21 Well, here we are once again considering the story of King David.  We know a lot about his story.  There is much that we celebrate in this David… the boy who slew the swaggering giant, Goliath, with just a small shepherd’s sling shot and a stone well-placed;... Read More

Love19

Meditation ~ July 19, 2015

I’ve been thinking about this fellow, David.  In today’s passage, we’re told that David has been well established as ruler, anointed of God, enthroned in a fine house, fit for a king.  The people who were wanderers, moving from oasis to oasis, living and worshipping in a tents, have arrived and settled in their... Read More

Readings ~ April 12, 2015

Acts 4:32-35  Our first reading shows the early Christian Church modelling the Realm of God with joy and unity, truly living according to the teachings of Jesus…his parables and his Way. Imagine a world like this! Imagine a church like this! Let us listen, and may God speak to us.   Now the whole group of those... Read More

Closeddoors

Prayers for Our World

Holy God, we come to you with thankful hearts. In the turning of the seasons you show us your will for the renewal of all life, and we glimpse resurrection. Relationships challenged, and in time, restored, give us hope that new life is even possible for we humans, with our strong wills and anxious hearts. Through... Read More

Shalom

Reflection ~ April 12, 2015

Readings: John 20: 19-31 & Acts 4:  32-35 Let me begin with a confession: I don’t know what that first Easter event looked like! I don’t know what happened, but I’m sure something amazing happened. I’m always struck by the way the stories are told. None of Jesus’ friends, who knew him well and travelled with... Read More