Published on 29 Sep 2014

Sermon by The Rev. Alisdair Smith – Sept 28, 2014


Fear not. I’ve been thinking how very difficult it is these days to ‘fear not.’ We are likely headed to war again, this time with ISL; whomever that barbaric group might be. There are many people in this city who are afraid that their homes will be priced out of affordability; renovations have returned, if they ever really went away.

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Published on 02 Sep 2014

Sermon by The Rev. Alisdair Smith – Aug 31, 2014


Well, could we have a more interesting collection of readings this morning? We’ve got Moses, we’ve got St Paul, we’ve even got a little Satan thrown in for good measure. Sounds like the beginning of a great joke; Moses, St Paul and Satan walk into a bar…

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Published on 28 Jul 2014

Sermon by The Rev. Alisdair Smith, July 27, 2014


Well it has been quite a week, has it not. I am so sorry to have missed Dixie’s sermon last week. I read it on line and am still reflecting on it. And Chris Lind’s memorial yesterday. Courage, justice, strength, vision and God as the Heart of the Universe.

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Published on 26 May 2014

Sermon by The Rev. Alisdair Smith – May 25, 2014


We have been moving steadily through Jesus’s farewell discourse in John’s Gospel this Easter Season. It has been lovely to hear the different voices over the past number of weeks, reflecting on this important part of the great narrative.

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Published on 24 Mar 2014

Sermon by The Rev. Alisdair Smith – March 23, 2014


I was filled with both a certain hesitation and a certain excitement about today’s Gospel. So many of us know this story, and of course, we remember the life of Jane Donegani Short, and the window given by her, just behind me over my left shoulder.

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