August 2016 / 4 posts found

28 Aug 2016 10:00am – Letting Go and Letting In – Rev. Simon LeSieur

Unfortunately, we experienced a technical difficulty today and were unable to capture a video recording of this service. So we went old school and have the audio recording of the sermon only (which was really good!). Enjoy! 00:00 Your browser does not support the audio element. Scripture Reading: Luke 14:1, 7-14 Jesus at a Pharisee’s House 1 One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched. 7 When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable: 8 “When someone invites [...]

21 Aug 2016 10:00am – Living Faith in the City – Rev. Simon LeSieur

Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:13-16 Salt and Light 13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. 14 “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. 15 No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they [...]

14 Aug 2016 10:00am – Living in the Work-Rest Rhythm – Rev. Dr. Richard Topping

We are tempted to make various kinds of activity some sort of substitute for Sabbath; but, Lord’s Day rest, when and where we acknowledge who and whose we are, can change a life. Life-giving rest filled with thanksgiving to the one who did the one thing needed, breathes life into us. Praise to God for the One who was born in obscurity, crucified tragically, and raised unexpectedly is also a life-giving witness to our 24/7 exhausted and depleted world. People and the planet are paying the cost for the restless busyness that knows no measure of success but greater productivity. [...]

07 Aug 2016 10:00am – Living Counterpoint – Rev. Sally McShane

Do not conform to the pattern of this world." As Paul writes this letter to the Roman community is he urging revolution? Scripture Reading: Romans 12: 1-13, John 15: 26, 27 The New Life in Christ 12 I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable [...]