Hildegard’s Wisdom

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                                             Oct. 21, 2018 John 1:1-5, Psalm Guten Morgan. Mein name ist Hildegard von Bingen. I lived 1,000 years ago and have seen history …Read more

Shabbat – Thou Shalt Chill Out!  

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                           Oct. 14, 2018 Isaiah 58:13-14; Exodus 20:8-11 She was like a cat waiting to pounce. Every cell of her body was on high alert, every muscle taut, her eyes intensely focussed. I braced myself for her inevitable tirade, not …Read more

A Simple Simplicity of Gratitude

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd               Thanksgiving                                Oct. 7, 2018 Matthew 6:25-34 Sometimes we can make life awfully complicated. We twist ourselves into pretzels trying to be and do everything. But if we can de-clutter our life …Read more

Risking Faith, Daring Hope

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd          GC 43                                                Sept. 23, 2018 Isaiah 58:6-9a My sermon today is more of a reflection on the highlights of the United Church’s national General Council …Read more

But Who do You Say I am?

Earl Gould                                                                            Sept. 16, 2018 Year B, Seventeenth after Pentecost Text: Mark 8:27-38   I asked that we …Read more

Heart Alignment   

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                          Sept. 2, 2018 Mark 7:1-8, 14-16, 21-23; James 1:19-27   If we want our cars to last, we know that we need to look after them. Regular servicing, fluid changes and wheel alignments all extend the life the car. (You’ll …Read more

Called to the Margins

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                                                   July 8, 2018 Mark 6:1-13; II Corinthians 12:7b-9   Today’s gospel lesson describes Jesus commissioning and sending forth his …Read more

Bending Towards Grace  

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                                         June 3, 2018 Mark 2:23-3:6 Today’s gospel lesson used to be interpreted as Jewish law versus Christian grace. There are a number of problems …Read more

Calm in the Storms of Life 

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                         June 24, 2018 Mark 4:35-41; I Samuel 17:57-18:5, 10-16 Storms can blow in at a moment’s notice. Prior to the days of cellphones, those of us who are old canoe trippers could …Read more

Seed Sowers

  Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                                                June 17, 2018 Mark 4:26-34; Ezekiel 17:22-24 Grass and I have a love-hate relationship. I would love our yard to …Read more