Bones and Breath 

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                              March 29, 2020 Ezekiel 37:1-14   In Peru there is a valley called Toro Muerto—meaning Dead Bull—in which there is a 5 square kilometer area with over 3000 boulders carved …Read more

Walking in the Dark

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                    March 22, 2020 Psalm 23 Someone once told me that it would be a microscopic bug that would do us all in and we all laughed. Well—the joke’s now on us. It’s still a bit …Read more

Finding the Still Point

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                         March 8, 2020 John 3:1-17, Ps 121 There are a few of us in this congregation who are part of the Village Green English Country Dancing group. It’s a fun way to keep the mind and body in synch and …Read more

Moving Beyond the Impasse 

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                                                     Feb 16, 2020 Matt 5:21-26 Anger and conflict are as old as human existence. Their seeds grow deep, …Read more

 Salt and Light   

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                                                        Feb 9, 2020 Isaiah 58:1-12; Matt 5:13-20 If we have ever thought that Christianity has superseded Judaism …Read more

Unusual Kindness      

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                                            Feb 2, 2020 Micah 6:1-8; Acts 27:18-20, 27-28:2, 7-10   The setting of Micah 6 is a hearing in a law court. The …Read more

Tell the Good News! 

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                                                   Jan 19, 2020 Ps 40   When calamity strikes, where do we turn? Family and/or friends most certainly. Social …Read more

Water of Life 

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                                                        Jan 12, 2020 Isaiah 42:1-9; Matt 3:13-17 There’s something about the year 2020 that feels good. There …Read more

Epiphany Sunday

Epiphany, January 5, 2020                                                    by Mac Watts  Text: Matthew 2: 1 – 11 We have already heard the Gospel text for today read more than once during the recent Christmas …Read more

Joseph’s Dream 

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                                                     Dec 22, 2019 Matt 1:18-25 You thought Mary had been side-lined by the Protestants. Joseph has been side-lined by …Read more