Sermons

Where is God? by Rev. Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd June 6, 2021

II Corinthians 4:13-5:1                                                 Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all of our hearts be acceptable to you, our God. The stories that are emerging about …Read more

Spirit of Truth by the Rev. Earl M. Gould Sunday, May 23, 2021

Year B: Pentecost Sunday Primary Text: John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 Jesus, before he is crucified, according to John, promises that after his death he will send the advocate; – the counsellor, the paraclete, another descriptive for the same phenomena… the Spirit of Truth. Today – Pentecost Sunday – the Gospel is from John recounting Jesus’s promise …Read more

May 16, 2021 Sermon – Waiting on the Spirit by Loraine MacKenzie- Shepherd

Acts 1:1-11                                                                              Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all of …Read more

Affirming Sermon by Heather Robbins May 9, 2021

Sermon May 9, 2021 Heather Robbins  May the words I speak today and the listening of others be acceptable to you O God, our Rock and our Redeemer. Dear Friends, siblings in Christ, we are here today for a very special reason.  The culmination of more than two years of study, conversations, learning and action …Read more

May 2, 2021 Sermon by Mac Watts

Fifth Sunday in Easter  Scripture: I John 4: 7- 21 Dear Christian friends, I’m an old man who now lisps through his false teeth. As you can hear, I can’t even say lisps without lisping. In spite of that I trust our great and kind God will grant that, during our exchange through the next …Read more

  Struggles of the Heart  by Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd April 25, 2021

Struggles of the Heart                                                                      April 25, 2021 Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd I John 3:16-24 May the words of my mouth and the …Read more

Earth Day by Marion McKay April 18, 2021

Earth Day When I was preparing for today’s message, I was struck by how much of the Bible’s narrative focuses on our relationships with God and humanity, and how little focuses on our relationship with creation.  This went a long way towards helping me to understand how my personal sense of oneness with creation and …Read more

How Fear & Doubt can Deepen our Faith                       April 11, 2021

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                                         John 20:19-31 May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all of our hearts be acceptable to you, our God. This familiar passage …Read more

Easter – Seeking the Risen Christ                              April 4, 2021

Isaiah 25:6-9; Mark 16:1-8 Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be acceptable to you, our God. We are living in an extended, liminal time, on the threshold between what was and what will be. For the second year in a row, we find ourselves in …Read more

Heart of the Cross   March 21, 2021

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                               John 12:20-33 May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable to you, our God. As Jesus approached the Passover celebrations in Jerusalem with an ominous sense of danger, he tussled more frequently …Read more