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May 10, 2017

The Church and the TRC

REFLECTION – May 7, 2017 Fourth Sunday of Easter Acts 2 – TRC & Community Response If only I could turn back the clock.  I wish I hadn’t said that.  The Church would be a whole lot better off if we were more like the New Testament Church.  Yes, we do look back longingly, usually […]

April 30, 2017

The Road to Emmaus

“Com Panis”, sharing bread, gives us the word companion.  It is no surprise, surely, that Cleopas and his unnamed friend, recognise Jesus only when he breaks bread, and that the bread breaking could happen only when they offered the stranger hospitality.  Great revelations of the divine, happen when human beings reach beyond themselves and focus […]

January 25, 2017

Worship with a Twist Schedule — January Till June

Worship with a Twist Schedule Winter-Spring 2017 January 13        Names, Nicknames & Titles January 20        Giving one another compliments January 27        When Name calling hurts February 3        A nickname for me February 10        Let’s Watch “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat” February 17        Sharing our gifts February 24   […]

December 7, 2016

The Community Church

Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.  1 Corinthians 9:25 It really is a challenge belonging to a faith community.  The world is such a different place, even from […]

August 31, 2016

Worship with a Twist — Messy Olympics

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 Not only is there a time for everything, but the changing times mean finding different ways to share the Gospel.  Over the past four years, Kildonan United Church has sought many new ways to share the Gospel with those […]

July 31, 2016

The Rich and Foolish Farmer

In the early Church, the question of possessions for the person of faith was an urgent and important question.  We read in Acts that certain possessions belong to God and it is harmful to one’s health to steal from God.  Elsewhere in Acts, we are told that the early Christians lived communally and shared their […]

July 22, 2016

There Must Be a Better Way

And Jesus said to him, ‘Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.’  Matthew 8:20 There are too many times when being a Minister can be a frustrating business.  Let me rephrase that: there are too many times when being a Christian, […]

May 17, 2016

The Missional Church — Sermon for Pentecost Sunday

REFLECTION – May 15, 2016 The Missional (Community) Church Acts 2:1-21 Today, I want to ponder what it means to be a community Church.  My suspicion is that too often, we confuse community with friendship.  When we speak of needing community, we mean we need friends.  While that is probably true, the two words mean […]

January 7, 2016

January & Early February Events

Kildonan United Church Events – January 2016 January 8 – Worship with a Twist and Potluck, Upper Hall, 6:00 PM January 9 – Board Games and Pizza, Upper Hall, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM January 10 – Baptism of Jesus Sunday, Sunday School meets with Lou and Wanda January 15 – Worship with a Twist, […]

December 18, 2015

Who?

While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. Luke 2:6-7 Over the past number of years, I have tried […]

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