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


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

A Fool’s Love

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                                                     Dec. 23, 2018 Luke 1:46-55                                                                       Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd When Mary found out that she was pregnant, she left …Read more

A Bright Sadness

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                Dec16, 2018 Phil 4:4-9                                                                              After decades of listening to people’s difficult stories, whether at …Read more

Emptying into Peace

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                                                 Dec. 9, 2018 Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 1:68-70 The book of Malachi was written during a time when those who had …Read more

Reign of Christ    The King of Subversion 

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                                    Nov. 25, 2018 John 18:33-38a Amongst his many other attributes, Jesus was simply brilliant. Such was the case when he was dragged before Pontius Pilate, the Roman …Read more

Faith and Diversity

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                               Nov. 18, 2018 Hebrews 10:11-18, 23-25   A Word about God. God actually made it into the news a couple of weeks ago. It was about the United Church …Read more

Transforming Our Suffering into Sacred Wounds 

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                    Oct. 28, 2018 Job 38:1-7   The last couple of weeks have been very full. So many people have worked so very hard for the Bazaar, while we have continued the rest of our programs …Read more