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Jun 26th, 2016 by Rev. Carol Prochaska

Reflection: June 26 – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Sermon Title:
                 Chipping Away Barriers with Goodwill.

Scripture: Luke 9:51-62

Sometimes the good news of Jesus Christ sounds more like the challenging news of Jesus Christ!

Yet always within that challenge is divine love and secondly that love is a way into something that is of God. If it is of God it will surely be good for us and it will surely be good for others. The psalmist says: “Within the boundaries you set for me there are nothing but pleasant places.” So we accept the challenge in order to arrive at one of those divinely inspired pleasant places.

The date was November 9th and the year was 1989. On that evening a few folks armed with hammers and chisels began to chip away on a concrete barrier – the Berlin Wall. If ever there was an image of “them and us” it is surely the Berlin Wall. It was constructed in 1961 by the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) and had been designed to cut off West Berlin from East Germany. In the days following November 9th people nicknamed “wall woodpeckers” used various tools to chip off pieces – until – piece by piece the wall became less and less a barrier. As we know that ugly and formidable wall ceased to exist!

Sixteen months before the Wall came down, Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band, played a live concert in East-Berlin. At that concert Springsteen spoke to the crowd »»

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    the Way of Jesus,
         embodying
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For the Week of June 26

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

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Prayers of the People: June 26

Today, this 6th Sunday after Pentecost, as we greet you in Christ we invite you to pray and rejoice together. As surely as you are transforming our season we can feel the excitement of your transformation in us. »»

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Prayers of the People: June 19

In keeping with our intergenerational service this morning I have written Prayers of the People from the point of view of a six year-old. However before this prayer I feel a need for us to pray for the grieving in Orlando, Florida – and also for our LGBT brothers and sisters around the world –where in many places their love is punished with imprisonment and even death. In support and in love let us be in silence …. »»

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Children & Youth Programs

We are taking our Summer recess until September… 
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BC Conference executive met in Nelson

In lieu of a Conference General Meeting, our May 26-28th, 2016 Conference Executive meeting was held at Nelson United Church with the intent of meeting with members of Kootenay Presbytery »»

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Trinity Chapel

A few of us gathered in Trinity Lounge a few weeks ago to tidy up, move the furniture around and shift the focus so that it can be used as a quiet space »»

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apology to First Nations

Recognizing the 30th Anniversary of the United Church of Canada’s apology to First Nations, we held a special worship on Sunday, June 5. »»

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