Sermons

Living Christ

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd        April 21, 2019          John 20:1-18 May the words of my mouth and the mediations of our hearts be acceptable to you, our God. Over two millennia ago, something happened in the Garden of Gethsemane that profoundly altered the world. We have differing first-hand accounts and …Read more

I am About to do a New Thing  

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd            April 7, 2019 Isaiah 43:16-21   May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable to you, our God. It is difficult to hang onto hope when our world seems so hopeless. Some in this congregation have said that they come here …Read more

Unfair Mercy

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                    March 31, 2019 Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable to you, our God. The elders of long ago were great story tellers. They would …Read more

We Are Family

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd      March 24, 2019 Luke 13:31-35 May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable to you, our God. What does family look like? Our modern society has been built on the foundation of the nuclear family but this type of family is a relatively new …Read more

A Longing for Lovingkindness   

  Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd         March 17, 2019 Isaiah 55:1-9; Ps 63:1-8   May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable to you, our God. What do you long for? Some long for a new car, others long for a relaxing vacation, all of us long for the coming of …Read more

Mountain Top Highs and Valley Lows   

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd, March 3, 2019 Luke 9:28-43   May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable to you, our God. Today’s enlightened theme casts a glow on the face of the transfigured. Recently, I have been seeing tanned glows on the faces of those returned from warmer climes. …Read more

Spirits Broken and Full

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd, March 10, 2019 Luke 4:1-13 May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable to you, our God. In reference to our Gospel Lesson, a biblical commentator referred to a discussion she had had with her three-year old son. He had gone to Sunday School and learned …Read more

Celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Communion

February  3, 2019, I Corinthians 11:23-33,                                                               Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable to you, our God. When I was serving a rural parish in Saskatchewan a few decades ago, I chose a communion Sunday to explain the meaning of communion to the children. Little …Read more

Celebrate!

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                       Jan 20, 2019 John 2:1-11   Do you think that we celebrate enough as a church? The first thing that comes to mind when you say the word “church” is probably not a group …Read more

Always Keep Looking Up!

Rev. Dr. Raymond Cuthbert                            6 January 2019 Matthew 2: 1-12   In 1991, horror novelist Stephen King wrote a book entitled Needful Things. The story is set in a small fictional New England town, Castle Rock, Maine. In the town a new gift shop …Read more