Archives: June 2017 - Westworth United Church

St. Patrick’s Breastplate

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd June 11, 2017 Eph 6:10-17; II Cor 13:11-13 May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable to you, our God. St. Patrick is a well-loved Irish saint, perhaps best known for chasing the snakes out of Ireland. The only problem is—St. Patrick was not Irish—he was …Read more

Living Our Faith

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd June 25, 2017 Romans 6:1b-11   May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable to you, our God. The early church lived out a powerful witness of Christ’s love. They were a small minority in a Roman culture that was largely hostile to them. In spite …Read more

Twilight Laughter

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd (Rev. Dr.) June 18, 2017 Genesis 18:1-15   May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable to you, our God. One of my nervous reactions is laughter. When I’m uncomfortable or put on the spot, I usually find a nervous laugh working its way out. It’s …Read more

Greening of the Soul

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd (Rev. Dr.) May 21, 2017 John 14:15-21; Acts 17:22-31 May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable to you, our God. You might call this my gardening sermon. This is planting weekend when we say enough already to the cold and plant our fragile little flowers …Read more

Summer Worship Series

We have a great line-up of guest preachers for this summer while Loraine is on holiday, ½ month unpaid leave and 1 week of continuing education to prepare an adult lay study for the fall at Westworth on What the United Church believes: past and present. We are also privileged to have a number of …Read more