Published on 14 Feb 2011

February 13, 2011 – Sermon by Ellen Clark-King


“Jeremy and I didn’t know that the vice-principal of our seminary was in the process of separating from his wife when we asked him to give the sermon at our wedding. Which meant we were both a little surprised by his choice of text – which came in today’s reading from Deuteronomy – I set before you a blessing and a curse…”

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Published on 25 Jan 2011

January 23, 2011 – Sermon by Alisdair Smith


“I think sometimes that brand new people can be overwhelmed coming into this place; kind of like going to your first yoga class, or your first marital arts class. You see all these ‘black belts’ at the front of the class and think, man, I’ll never be able to do that. If you’re feeling like that, then here’s a thought that may help…”

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Published on 16 Jan 2011

January 16, 2011 – Sermon by Paula Sampson


January 16, 2011 – Sermon by Paula Sampson. Some years ago, when I arrived in the Nass Valley among the Nisga’a Anglicans, I learned about another parade, a liturgical one, not present in any prayer book or service leaflet, but a strong tradition in the parishes there. This is the “church parade”….

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Published on 12 Jan 2011

Helen Worley’s Sermon on Christmas 2


“Something’s awry. The title for today on our bulletin is the Second Sunday of Christmas. It’s only the ninth day of Christmas by another reckoning and nine drummers are drumming somewhere. Even more puzzling, the gospel for today is the same gospel we heard on Christmas Eve. What is going on?”

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Published on 30 Dec 2010

Chris Dierke’s Sermon on Christmas 1


“This morning’s gospel story involves a rather bizarre sequence of events. There is a great deal of rich theological symbolism packed into a very short space in the passage from The Gospel of Matthew. The key to grasping the meaning of all this is the character of Joseph….”

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