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 our musicians offer music throughout the summer.
July 2: Rev. Earl Gould will speak about offering a cup of cold water (per Matthew 10:40-42) within the celebration of our Canadian context.
July 9: Rev. Josh Ward, recently commissioned at Conference and serving St. Matthew’s Maryland Community Ministry, will offer reflections on giving our heavy loads to God and finding rest for our weary souls (Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30).
July 16: Rev. Peter Mitchell, retired minister, will help us learn from Esau about taking our time before making big decisions (Genesis 32:22-31).
July 23: We will be joined in worship by a largely Indigenous delegation from the Uniting Church of Australia. Loraine will lead us in a theme of reconciliation. Following the service, we will have a light lunch and panel discussion with the Australians describing what has worked and what has not in their process of reconciliation. If you are able to come to this and contribute to the lunch, please contact Heather in the office.
July 30: Rev. Earl Gould will assure us that no one of us can be separated from the love of God (Romans 8:26-39).
Aug 6: rev. barb janes will take us into the world of Jacob, as together we limp with our out-of-joint questions and doubts (Genesis 32:22-31).
Aug 13: Rev. Marilyn Anderson Corkum will lead us in a creative conversation of the coming of the kingdom of love and sermon on all being in the same boat (Matthew 14:22-33).
Aug. 20, Nancy Renwick, from Augustine United Church, will offer thoughts on the Canaanite woman’s challenge to Jesus, which in turn might challenge our faith! (Matthew 15:21-28)
Aug. 27, Hope Mattus, Licensed Lay Worship Leader from the United Church in Meadowood, will ask us to consider, “Who is Jesus to you?” (Matthew 16:13-20)