Hitting the Wall with Love 

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                                           May 17, 2020 John 14:15-21   Winnipeg Free Press Editor, Bob Cox wrote last week that Manitobans are hitting the pandemic wall. I’ve …Read more

Finding our Way

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                                                    May 10, 2020 I Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14 The slender leaves and delicate blue flowers of the scilla gracefully …Read more

  All Shall Be Well  

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                                                 May 3, 2020 John 10:1-10   In the 10th verse of the 10th chapter of the Gospel of John, Jesus …Read more

We are Christ’s Body, Given for the World 

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                                          April 26, 2020 Luke 24:13-35   Last Sunday, I was finally beginning to feel hopeful. The lower numbers of new COVID cases and deaths …Read more

The Call of the Earth

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                                           April 19, 2020 I Peter 1:3-9   It seems as if we are engaged in a struggle between nature and humanity. For the …Read more

 Easter- A New Way of Being  

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                                           April 12, 2020 Matthew 28:1-10   Within this wild, emotional roller coaster ride that we are all one, I paid particular attention to …Read more

Palm/Passion Sunday

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                                Palm/Passion Sunday April 5, 2020 Matthew 21:1-9  Reflection I Jesus very carefully planned his entrance into Jerusalem. The prophets wrote that the Messiah would come riding on a young …Read more

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