Remembrance Day-Lighting the Darkness 

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                 Remembrance Day       Nov. 10, 2019 Matthew 5:1-16 An old pearl of wisdom, that we think came from Confucius, tells us that it is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. This inspired Amnesty International to create its symbol of a …Read more

Persistence and Resistance

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                                                 Nov. 3, 2019 Luke 18:1-8 Why do we pray? What is the purpose of prayer? These questions relate to our image …Read more

   Giving Out of Grace

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                                                     Oct. 27, 2019 Luke 18:9-14 When we were travelling across Canada on my sabbatical, some friends and family with …Read more

Transformed by Generosity 

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                        Oct. 20, 2019 Luke 19:1-10 What are Christian values? I’ve been confused lately by what some political parties are meaning by this. Some of the values they are espousing do not correspond to …Read more

  Impulses of Love

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                                            Oct 13, 2019 Luke 17:11-19 This has been quite the last few days. How many here have been without power? How many still …Read more

World Communion Sunday      A United Public Witness  

Loraine McKenzie Shepherd                          Oct. 6, 2019 John 17:6-8, 11, 20-22 Fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the moon. His companion, Buzz Aldrin, was the first person to do something else on the moon. Any guesses? He took …Read more

Seize the Life that Really Is Life

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                              Sept 29, 2019 I Timothy 6:6-19 This past Friday was truly an inspiration. Children, youth and young adults around the world are finding their voices on behalf our voiceless earth. …Read more

The Selfless Open

Psalm 139                                     Sept. 8, 2019 Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd   It is so good to be back amongst you again. I’m particularly indebted to Rev. Earl Gould and Eunice Pratt, who kept the good ship sailing for 4 months …Read more

When We Fall, God Will Catch Us!   

Raymond A. Cuthbert           Luke 8: 26-39                                    23 June 2019 What God wants from us more than anything else is that we would have faith in Jesus Christ. The essence of the Christianity is that we would have faith in Jesus Christ. The following song is a song I learned long ago: …Read more

Spirit of Truth

Sunday, June 09, 2019 Westworth United Church Winnipeg, Manitoba Year C: Pentecost          Texts: Acts 2:1-11 John 14: 8-17, 25-27 Sermon preached by the Rev. Earl M.  Gould In my eyes Thomas Keating is one of the top ten Christian Spiritual Leaders of these past decades. He died late last year. He was very ecumenical. In his …Read more