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This week as we hear the story of Jesus being baptized by John the Baptist from Luke’s gospel. This provides us with an opportunity to reflect on our own understanding of baptism. Jesus’ act of being baptized is the assurance of his commitment to partner with us, and is the invitation for us to participate in the work of God’s reign. There is also …
 
This Sunday we focus primarily on the Gospel of John, chapter 1 verses 1-18. It is a tightly packed prologue that allows us to ponder Jesus as divine, but also one who came to live among us in human form. Similar to perhaps some childhood games you may have played growing up, you might get a ‘do over’ if you mistakenly did something—you’d ask for a…
 
Today’s readings from both Luke and Matthew's gospel speak of our ability to notice God in our midst. God is abundant, providing hints and revelations everywhere, but do we have senses to notice? If we can notice God in a Bethlehem baby, perhaps we can notice God in all things, and all things in God. Perhaps, if we train our senses to discover God’…
 
This Sunday we come together to hear the story from so long ago. We will see Mary, riding a donkey, accompanied by Joseph, making their way to Bethlehem to be counted. It is here that they end up staying in the only place available to them, a stable where Jesus is born. Angels appear and summon the shepherds, who come with their offerings of sheep …
 
This week we turn to Luke’s writing which is an account in two acts: the Gospel biography of Jesus and then the story of the early church–the “Jesus community." Whether you were a Jew or Gentile in those days, deciding to become a part of this illegal early Christian movement could bring punishment for your allegiance. Surely the message in both Lu…
 
“Look! A virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son, And they will call him, Emmanuel (‘God with us').” (Mathew 1: 23 and Isaiah 7: 14) In both the Gospel of Matthew and Isaiah, a messenger appears as a sign from God, heralding a new era. In each passage, the words “do not be afraid” appear... offering a clue that the messenger–whether pro…
 
“Prepare the way...”“Change your hearts and lives, and trust this good news.” “Raise your voice... raise it; don’t be afraid” (Mark 1: 1-15 and Isaiah 40: 1-11) This Advent, we are looking to hear some comfort, some challenge and some good news. The prophet Isaiah and the four Gospel authors were writing in a time when people needed desperately to …
 
This week we hear Jesus’ parable of the “sheep and the goats” from Matthew‘s gospel. A parable reminding us of our role in caring for the vulnerable, for when we do we are implicitly caring for God. God feels the pain of the vulnerable and the joy of their restoration to wholeness The reminder today is straightforward, it seems to me. We will encou…
 
This week is Jesus’ parable of the talents found in Matthew‘s gospel. It is about the ways we use our gifts and resources. The Master congratulates and rewards the business savvy of two servants, while punishing the servant who holds onto his allotment, fearful of risk-taking. There is no need to punish judgment, and perhaps the third servant doesn…
 
This week we read the saga of the bridesmaids from Matthew’s gospel. The tradition required the bridegroom to arrive at the home of the bride’s family, claim the bride, and take her to his own house. Waiting for the bridegroom meant being prepared, not merely passing time. In this parable, some bridesmaids neglected their oil lamps. A trimmed wick …
 
This week we hear a reading from the gospel of Matthew known as the Beatitudes or the Sermon on the Mount. It is here that Jesus Microsoft Word - Nov 1 2020 Newsletter v1 shares the attitudes of how to live life knowing that even in the midst of troubles we will be blessed in God’s grace. Sometimes it is about accomplishing a worthwhile goal, even …
 
This week is one of those biblical stories that may be very familiar to you. To us, Jesus is simply echoing what we know in our heart of hearts – love God, love your neighbour. It seems so obvious! But it would not have been so to Jesus’ original hearers. For the scribes and Pharisees (and thus for the people who were taught by them) the Law given …
 
In the reading this week from the gospel of Matthew, we are confronted with the Pharisees who are attempting to trap Jesus in his own words. Jesus, however, constantly turns the tables on his attackers often leaving them speechless and the bystanders amazed. In this week’s reading Jesus’ opponents finally raise the subject of taxes. Of course, taxe…
 
This week in our gospel reading from Luke we find Jesus in a village between Galilee and Samaria. He has met a group of ten people with leprosy who cry out to him for mercy. In their sickness, in their loneliness, in their poverty, they reached out for help. Jesus responded in a way that far exceeded anything they could ever have expected. Instead …
 
This week in Matthew’s gospel we find a story within a story. A parable of Jesus that leaves us asking all sorts of questions. Here Jesus tells of a vineyard owner who cared for and planted some grapes and waited to see what wonderful things would happen. There is a twist this time though which we know many good stories have. In the climax of the s…
 
The reading we hear this week from Matthew’s gospel challenges us to walk the talk. In the reading, one brother talked the talk, while the other brother walked the walk. Jesus asks, “which of the two did his father’s will?” Today’s gospel is a short but powerful parable. To an audience of talkers, Jesus says that talk Microsoft Word - Newsletter Se…
 
In our reading from Matthew’s Gospel, the teachers of the day had been blinded by the laws and traditions of the past. They were not prepared to open their eyes (and ears) to the new teachings that Jesus offers about the spiritual significance of the kingdom of heaven. Jesus also presents a number of parables to show how things that are deemed smal…
 
In our reading this week from Matthew’s gospel we hear Jesus’ best-known instructions on forgiveness. When Peter asks how many times “another member of the church” is to be forgiven, Jesus insists that forgiving someone seven times is not adequate. The offending member must be forgiven 77 times. The number seems staggering but communicates clearly …
 
In Matthew 4:18-23 we hear Jesus calling to Peter and his brother Andrew to leave their lives and livelihood behind and to follow him as he will make them fishers of people. In this dramatic reading, we hear these brothers reflect on their time spent following Jesus, and the laughter and understanding he brought to them, even amidst the turmoil and…
 
Paul’s letter to the Church in Rome tells us that although we each have different gifts and talents, we are all one in the body of Christ and that we are to be a living sacrifice. What does that even mean? Think about what this may mean to you personally as we unpack this during worship.על ידי Rev. Lorrie Daly-Price, heritageunited.ca
 
The scripture of Matthew 16:13-20 has Jesus questioning the disciples, "Who do you say that I am?" Confounded, they must have thought that an odd question. They respond saying he is maybe John the Baptist, Elijah, Jeremiah or one of the other prophets. Simon Peter stepped boldly forward and proclaimed Jesus as "Messiah, the Son of the living God." …
 
Our footsteps lead us all over the beautiful earth that God created. From the first sin - eating from the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden we have been sinners. Through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus we have been saved. How do we build that deep and faithful relationship with God? Please join us for our worship service. For contex…
 
This week’s reading from Matthew’s gospel begins with Jesus at prayer. After transforming a few loaves and fish into a banquet and a day of preaching and teaching, Jesus retires to a quiet place to commune with God. We too have opportunities to be still and listen for God’s voice in stillness, as well as in the commotion of daily life. From silence…
 
This week we hear the familiar story from Matthew’s gospel of feeding the 5,000. This story follows immediately after Herod has had John the Baptist executed. Jesus, feeling overwhelmed by his loss wants to get away from the crowds and regroup. He even takes a boat so he can evade the crowds. But his efforts to find a secluded spot falter because a…
 
Weeds. Grass rooting in the flowerbeds. Clover. The untiring dandelion. The skulking, nameless stalks that mimic zinnias and daisies until they suddenly loom large. A gardener’s eyes scan for them continually. Their experienced hand, ready to pull with just the right twist to bring up the root, too. Muscles from hand to arm to shoulder to waist all…
 
This week’s reading comes from the Gospel of Matthew. From Matthew’s perspective, the judgment is near and people have one last chance to get their house in order. He is clear that there are consequences of actions and harsh penalties. These all might be at work here alongside the message of grace and the inclusive love of God. The term used to des…
 
This week we hear a reading from Matthew’s Gospel. After sometime Jesus, weary from all of his traveling around with the disciples, looks up to heaven and prays. The substance of his prayer offers thanksgiving to God that the basics core meanings of life are really simple, rooted in a childlike faith that is built on trust. That trust, according to…
 
June 28, 2020 | In the reading this week from Matthew’s gospel we hear about the mission of the twelve disciples during Jesus’ life. They are placed in pairs and are given instructions on the message that they are to take to the communities. It’s not an easy message, but they are also offered the gifts that will allow them to bring healing within c…
 
June 21, 2020 | The reading we hear this week from the gospel of Matthew, speaks about God’s faithfulness. God invites us to look beyond our own resources and self-interest so that we are able to see a larger vision of life. When troubles surround us, we are not alone; God is with us. In the reading the disciples find themselves facing persecution …
 
June 14, 2020 - Our reading this week comes from Matthew’s gospel. It is the call of the first disciples and the message that they are commissioned to carry out for others to hear. The message is simple: The kingdom of God is at hand. God is real. God is present. God is near to us, in us, around us, alive and powerful. There was no requirement to m…
 
Sunday, June 7, 2020 | This Sunday we share some of the closing words from Jesus in the gospel of Matthew. Jesus and the disciples are up on the mountaintop in Galilee. Here Jesus instructs them to go out, with full authority into the world. These are rather lofty goals for them to accomplish. Yet Jesus tells “Go therefore and make disciples of all…
 
Sunday, May 31, 2019 | Pentecost is a wonderful day. It's a day of celebration. Lots of people call it the birthday of the church – the day when the church was really born, came to life, knew it could survive and thrive and change the world This morning we could spend our worship time saying “Happy Birthday Church!” It's the day the people heard th…
 
Sunday, May 24, 2020 | Much of our lives are characterized by the experience of waiting and transition. We can certainly relate to that right now can’t we! Most of our waiting experiences are likely to be fulfilled in this life, we hope. But it is also true that the whole of life for every one of us is one long period of waiting and transition. Thi…
 
Sunday, May 17, 2020 | "I will not leave you orphaned..." Thus says the Lord. Orphaned. Alone. Without guidance. Without support. Without parents. Without anyone. Mostly, "orphaned" means being so isolated in this world that it feels like no one cares whether or not we live or die. An image of children first comes to mind when we use that word, yet…
 
Sunday, May 10, 2020 | In the reading this week from John’s gospel we hear, “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” This seems like a pretty tall order don’t you think? The disciples do not seem too sure they can do that, given the circumstances. Jesus attempts to still their troubled hearts by telling them he is leaving and he will make a place for …
 
In our reading this week, from the Gospel of John, we hear the familiar parable of the shepherd and the sheep. Here Jesus presents himself as the gate of the sheep pen, the place where the sheep are kept safe and secure. Jesus says in the next verse following our reading for today that, “I am the good shepherd.” What we learn from our reading for t…
 
Sunday, April 26, 2020 | This week we pick up the story from Luke’s gospel of the days following the crucifixion of Jesus. It seems as though the disciples are a little on edge. I imagine that they were experiencing some PTSD of sorts having just seen one of their closest friends and leaders meet such a brutal death right in front of their eyes. I …
 
Sunday, April 19, 2020 | What does it take to believe? Is belief blind trust? Should the high priests have been blind to the obvious, real and dangerous realities of the oppression of Rome in first century Jerusalem? In our reading this week from John’s gospel, Thomas was honest in his refusal to believe until he had experienced the miracle of Jesu…
 
Sunday, April 12, 2020 | The story we hear this morning comes form the gospel of John. Jesus is risen. The tomb where he lay is empty. On that first Easter morning Mary comes to the tomb while it is still dark. She sees that the stone has been rolled away and she draws the conclusion that Jesus has been taken. Running to Peter and that beloved disc…
 
Sunday, April 5, 2020 | As Jesus approached Jerusalem on that first Palm Sunday, many people had gathered on the roadside to welcome him. Many of these had no doubt witnessed his healing, and listened to his preaching, but some perhaps were there to have a glimpse of this man who had been causing a stir by his radical teaching. As crowds go this wo…
 
March 29, 2020 | Waiting for something to happen is one of the hardest task we all face. Waiting in line, waiting in traffic, waiting for a test result. Waiting is hard. The road to Easter is part of this waiting. As in so many times in life, we struggle before we arrive at our destination.In the reading this week from John’s Gospel, Mary and Marth…
 
March 22, 2020 | In the reading this week from John’s gospel, Jesus gives sight to a man blind from birth. He does it with just a little spit, some ordinary dirt, and a few words. It certainly doesn’t seem like something that could really happen. In fact, the religious leaders, the disciples, the community gathered and his parents all have a real p…
 
March 15, 2020 | In our reading this week from John’s gospel we hear the story of Jesus at the well with the Samaritan woman. It is important, when hearing this scripture, to remember that men would not have tended to speak with unmarried women to whom they were unrelated. It is also important to point out that the Samaritans were people looked dow…
 
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