Sermons

September 19, 2021, Gentleness Born of Wisdom by Rev. Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd

Gentleness Born of Wisdom James 3:13-18 May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all of our hearts be acceptable to you, our God. I am so grateful for the creative foresight that protected Assiniboine Park for the enjoyment of so many. It has been a particularly important place of retreat and socializing …Read more

Sept 12, 2021 Sermon: Faith After Doubt: Simplicity Stage One by Rev. Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd

James 3:1-12 May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all of our hearts be acceptable to you, our God. Discouragement seems to be a common sentiment these days as we watch hospitals and health care workers targeted and lambasted after going the extra mile for all of us over the past 1 …Read more

Sept. 5, 2021 Sermon: The Good News of Change by Rev. Loraine MacKenzie Sheperhd

Mark 7:24-37 Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all of our hearts be acceptable to you, our God. What was the most common topic Jesus preached? Was it morality? No. Judgement? No. Gender-justice? No. Although it did have to do with justice in a broader sense. A just …Read more

July 25, 2021 “Power” by Rev. Earl M. Gould

Primary Text: Ephesians 3:14-21 Gospel: John 6:1-21 When I read over these assigned Bible lessons for today – lectionary readings for today – the theme of power comes to me. Perhaps it is because I am feeling so powerless. If you are like me – at least two aspects of life today are contributing to …Read more

July 18, 2021 Sermon, “Come and Rest Awhile” by Rev. Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd

Come and Rest Awhile Mark 6:30-34; 53-56 May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all of our hearts be acceptable to you, our God. The disciples had been scattered, sent out in pairs to teach and to heal. It had been some time since they were together with their rabbi Jesus. They …Read more

June 27, 2021 Treaty Acknowledgement & Sermon: Rich in Grace by Loraine McKenzie Shepherd

Treaty Acknowledgement As we acknowledge that we live, work and worship on Treaty 1 land, receive water from Treat 3 land and receive hydro from all 5 treaty lands in Manitoba, today I would also like to acknowledge the deep pain and grief of Indigenous communities as they hear of more unmarked graves of their …Read more

Open Hearted by Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd June 20, 2021

II Corinthians 6:1-13                                               Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable to you, our God. Psalm 133, whish we just sang as the hymn …Read more

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