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

Gracious Power

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                               April 8, 2018 Acts 4:32-35 What does power look like to you? If you were to sculpt power, what would it be? (sculpt cowering, raising hands high, muscling, fist …Read more

Apr. 22 Reflection-Earth Sunday

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd and Amanda Davis                  Genesis 1:1-27                   Reflection: Loraine’s Introduction                   Earth Sunday God has created a living, breathing earth, one entity with multiple expressions of life. We are part of one global ecosystem, in which its various sub-ecosytems …Read more

Open Mindedness 

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                          April 15, 2018 Luke 24:36b-48   Last week we listened to the Easter story of gracious power teaching us how to be open-handed. Today, another Easter story teaches us to be open-minded. …Read more

A Resurrected Life of Promise    

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                  Easter Sunday                         April 1, 2018 Mark 16:1-8 There was no joy in their steps as they left the empty tomb. They were amazed, but they were also terrified. Mary Magdalene and Mary, the …Read more

A Covenant of the Heart

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                                          March 18, 2018 Jeremiah 31:31-34 Abbess and mystic Hildegard of Bingen, from the 12th century, wrote, “You understand so little of what is around …Read more


  Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd            B Lent 3                          March 4, 2018       Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 19 Last Sunday I talked about the cross being our moral compass with which we can take a cross-bearing to see if we’re …Read more

Cross Bearing

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                              A Lent 2                          Feb 25, 2018 Mark 8:34-37   There are certain lakes in the Canadian Shield where boaters easily get turned around. I have a …Read more

Repent, and believe in the Good News

Rev. Earl M. Gould              Sunday, February 18, 2018              Text: Mark 1:9-15 Westworth United Church Year B, Lent 1   If I ask for things you associate with Lent – you will likely include: “You are supposed to give up something you like doing for …Read more

The Suffering Servant  

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                  Mark 8:31-33             Feb. 11, 2018 Rev 21:1-6 What do we believe about the end times? This was a question I posed to our first Faith Café, as I needed some help with this topic. We don’t often broach this …Read more