Archives: September 2013 - Westworth United Church

A Season of Discontent

Rev. Dr. Loraine McKenzie Shepherd, Westworth United Church, September 29, 2013 Sometimes I get the munchies when I’m really not hungry. Or I get the urge to buy something that I really don’t need. Can anyone relate? These urges may not have any significance beyond the fact that I like gadgets or dark chocolate. But …Read more

Money Matters

Rev. Dr. Loraine McKenzie Shepherd, Westworth United Church, September 22, 2013 Luke 16:1-13 Some time ago, I was introduced to someone from a different culture in a public setting. As we were exchanging initial greetings with the appropriate questions of nicety that one asks a stranger, this person asked me how old I was. Now—I’ve …Read more

Practicing the Art of Detachment

Rev. Dr. Loraine McKenzie Shepherd, Westworth United Church, September 8, 2012 Luke 14:25-33 We had finally arrived in Winnipeg. It was 15 years ago. We had left Toronto a week prior, taking our time to hike and camp along the beautiful Great Lakes. We had thought it odd that we hadn’t heard from the drivers …Read more