Time flies

Reflection for De-Covenanting Sunday

Based on Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 Everything Has its Time Opening Prayer:  May the words on my lips and the meditations of all our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O God, our Rock and our Redeemer.  Amen. More often than not, this morning’s passage from scripture, sometimes read at memorials and weddings rather than... Read More

A time for everything

Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8

Introduction to the readings for Reign of Christ Sunday, November 26, 2017 This Sunday in worship, we celebrate endings and new beginnings of our three years of pastoral ministry with our current minister, Rev Liz We also celebrate the last Sunday in the church calendar year, a Sunday often referred to in many... Read More

Expanding capabilities

Reflection for Stewardship Sunday

Based on: Matthew 25: 14-30  The Parable of the Talents Listening to the reading, I find these lyrics from Abba running through my mind…. “Money, Money, Money, It’s a Rich Man’s World”-Abba Opening Prayer: Holy, gracious, and amazing God, may the words on my lips and the thoughts and feelings we share as we... Read More

Parable of the talents

Matthew 25: 14-30

Introduction to the Readings for Stewardship Sunday, November 19, 2017 This morning, our scripture lesson comes to us from the middle portion of the twenty fifth chapter of the gospel according to Matthew.  Reading from verses 14-30, we hear words of both affirmation and accountability.  Listen with care to these... Read More

Greatest commandment

Homily on Remembrance Sunday

Based on: Mark 12: 28-34 Opening Prayer: May the words on my lips and the thoughts and feelings we experience on hearing God’s word for us through scripture this day, may all of it be acceptable in your sight, O God, our Rock and our Redeemer.  Amen. This morning we gather to memorialize past relationships in our... Read More

Who is my neighbour

Mark 12: 28-34

Who is my neighbour? In keeping with our Knox, Neighbours, Next strategic plan, this week’s reading from Mark’s gospel about the love of neighbour and the love of God and self being irrefutably intertwined in Mark’s gospel speaks volumes about a new understanding of this question.   Here is how Fred Buechner, in... Read More

All saints homily

Homily for All Saints’ Sunday

Based on The Beatitudes found at Matthew 5: 1-12 All Saints Sunday here at Knox is one of my most favourite Sundays in all of the church calendar year. For me, there is nothing more meaningful than to gather with friends, family, and neighbours alike to bear witness through candle lighting, music, and prayer and... Read More

The beatitudes

Matthew 5: 1-12 ‘The Beatitudes’

         Introduction to the readings for  All Saints’ Sunday, October 29, 2017 Our reading this morning come from the author of the gospel of according to Matthew. The context is Jesus’ first teaching of the Sermon on the Mount.  Listen with care to how these words speak to you for how your own life has been... Read More

Psalms   rock bible

A Few Words About the Psalms

This morning our readings, prayers, and hymns all speak to the strength and power of relationships with and through God and one another. They speak of relationships that ebb and flow with life’s circumstances and they speak of how our relationships with God can be tested and found to be solid and enduring. We... Read More

Love god love people

Psalm 119: 105-112; Ruth 1: 1-5; & Mark 12: 28-34

Anticipating scripture, we begin with a sung adaptation of verses 105-112 of Psalm 119, a psalm of trust in being guided by God’s life giving word. MV 108 (based on Psalm 119: 105-112) Our first reading this morning introduces us to a story about personal loss and vulnerability, famine, dislocation, death, and... Read More