January 5, 2010 – What time is it?

Sunday Morning Sermons

Well here we are, the first Sunday of a new year. Actually, we are celebrating the first Sunday of a new decade, with apologies to the chronological purists who will tell you that the new decade doesn’t actually start until 2021. But despite those party poopers, another year has passed and we’re all going to get another year older. And of course, with the beginning of a New Year, come those New Year’s resolutions. Read more →

December 29, 2019 – Overdue for an Epiphany?

Sunday Morning Sermons

For the longest time I didn’t know that the song the Twelve Days of Christmas wasn’t about the days before Christmas, like a countdown, but is actually about the days after Christmas. Today is actually the 4th day of Christmas, which we all know from the song as what?… That’s right, four calling birds! Calling birds, what in the world are calling birds? Read more →

December 22, 2019 – Advent LOVE

Sunday Morning Sermons

Close your eyes, picture Mary, the mother of Jesus, maybe with baby Jesus. Have you got an image in mind?  Maybe it’s a painting you’ve seen; maybe it’s a manger creche or a sculpture.  Maybe it’s a stained glass window image.  Maybe it looks something like this. Now imagine Joseph.  Do you have an image?  It’s harder isn’t it?  Are you thinking of this guy? Read more →

December 15, 2019 – Advent JOY

Mary, how can you sing? How can you possibly sing? Poor, pregnant and unmarried, how, Mary, can you sing? How can you sing when your life’s been turned upside down? How can you sing when you know that you will always have to deal with the whispers of the so called virgin who became pregnant even before her marriage took place? Read more →

December 8, 2019 – Advent PEACE

Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.  Those are the words of John the Baptist, the voice of the one crying out in the wilderness.  Dressed in camel’s hair, eating an early version of the Keto diet of locusts and wild honey, if you ever wanted someone to scare you into repentance, John would have been the one. Read more →

December 1, 2019 – Advent HOPE

As we begin this season of Advent, I will begin each Sunday with a story from the news that concerns our theme.  On this the first Sunday of Advent, our theme is hope.  The opposite of hope is despair.  I want to begin by reading from the Vancouver Sun this week a story of despair so that by the end of this sermon we might also understand how we can be a people of hope as an Advent people. Read more →