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Readings ~ February 8, 2015

Introduction to the readings for the fifth Sunday after Epiphany, February 8, 2015 This morning we celebrate the last Sunday in the short season of Epiphany for this year.  In keeping with the theme of the revelation of God’s love and light in the person of Jesus, our stories from the ancient texts remind us once... Read More

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Reflection ~ February 8, 2015

Based on: Mark 1: 29-39 In ministry with: the people at Knox United Church, Vancouver, B.C. Introduction:   As we anticipate the annual congregational meeting after worship next Sunday, here are 2 questions for your consideration:  What nuggets of truth do we see in our readings that can aid us with our call to... Read More

Prayers of the People

Prayers of the People for Epiphany 5, 2015 God of the joyful heart, we give you thanks for the companionship of this, our faith community; for the faithfulness of Jesus and his disciples who teach us how to follow and to lead.   For your immeasurable generosity and the goodness you bestow on us, we pray together: ... Read More

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Message ~ February 1, 2015

Message for Epiphany 4, February 1, 2015 Based on readings from Hebrew Scriptures:  Deuteronomy 18: 15-20, Psalm 111, and Mark 1: 21-28 For the people at Knox United Church, Vancouver, B.C. Opening Prayer: Astounding and amazing God, may we be guided by your Holy Spirit alive in our midst strengthening us for our... Read More

Readings ~ February 1, 2015

Introduction to the readings for the fourth Sunday after Epiphany, February 1, 2015 This morning in our celebration of the fourth Sunday in Epiphany, we are reminded that God will provide! God will provide wisdom, courage, and power to those called into leadership. In our Hebrew scriptures text, we listen as God’s... Read More

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The Story of Jonah~ January 25, 2015

The Story of Jonah, a Big Fish and Making Good Choices The Book of Jonah One day long ago, GOD spoke to JONAH, "Up on your feet and on your way, JONAH!   "JONAH, I need you to go to the big city of NINEVAH!  Preach to the people there.  They're in a bad way and I can't ignore it any longer.  Something needs to... Read More

Theme Time Introduction ~ January 25

Introduction to our reading from Hebrew Scripture for the third Sunday after Epiphany, January 25, 2015 This morning, we are invited to discern God’s call for our individual lives and our shared life as a faith community through the story of Jonah, a most insistently reluctant prophet called by God in Chapter 3 of... Read More

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Message ~ January 18, 2015

Message for Epiphany 2, January 18, 2015 Based on 1 Samuel 3: 1-10; Responsive Hymn: “O God, You Search Me” based on Psalm 139; and John 1: 43-51 For the people at Knox United Church, Vancouver, B.C. Reflection offered by:  Liz Bowyer   Opening Prayer:  Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known,... Read More

Readings ~ January 18, 2015

Introduction to the readings for the second Sunday after Epiphany, January 18, 2015 This morning as we celebrate the second Sunday in the short season of Epiphany, we are invited to discern God’s call for our individual lives and our shared life as a faith community perceiving it through our stories from... Read More

Readings ~ January 11, 2014

Introduction to the readings for the first Sunday after Epiphany, The Baptism of Jesus, January 11, 2015 Our readings this morning speak of new beginnings born of water and spirit. In our first reading from Genesis, we hear the story of how the earth is created.  In its telling we are reminded that something new... Read More