A Candle Prayer

Isaiah 9:1-4; Matthew 4:12-23 Lately my son Ian has become very concerned about lights. He will tell you if a light is on or off, although distinguishing between the word “on” or “off” is a matter of context because it sounds the same. When arriving at my parent’s house for supper, he goes through the […]

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Waiting on God

Psalm 40:1-11; John 1:29-42 Last week I began the conversation about prayer, or more specifically how we aren’t really comfortable with it. We live in a professional culture where we pay other people to do other tasks for us. In many respects, when it comes to things like installing a furnace, creating a will, or […]

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The Gift of Prayer

With a brief reference to Matthew 2:1-20 I remember a handful of weeks after I started at my very first pastoral charge. I had been called as the “Second Minister” to St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Cornwall, Ontario and had only just arrived in the middle of March 1997. It took over two weeks for […]

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Lights of Hope

Isaiah 9:2-7; John 1:1-5 There have been some who have said that 2016 has become the gold-standard for the Annus Horribilus, or the “horrible year.” For those who lived through the Second World War, or any other major conflict, such a designation would seem an exaggeration. For generations who have been raised in a largely […]

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A Christmas Reversal

  Text: Luke 2:1-20 A warm welcome to all to worship tonight where we listen and sing of God’s wonderful light. We gather together on this night most holy, to retell the story of an infant lowly who in a very special moment in time, God our Creator into a manger did climb. Some of […]

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