Reflections

Transcripts of the minister’s reflection

Reflection: July 14

         Where were you July 20th, 1969?  This month is the 50thanniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon for the first time.  There have been a few specials about this on TV and it has been interesting to remember the history of the Moon Missions.  The Apollo missions started in the read on

Reflection: July 7

         When I was in Palestine 6 years ago now, I bought a little resource called The Spirit of Sumud: Resilience, Grace and Beauty in Palestine.  It was a packet of pictures and text based on a photography exhibit.  The pictures displayed Palestinian life: significant village moments, the landscape, farming practices and flowers, religious places read on

Reflection: June 30

         I’m not sure who told the story first, but it’s been around for a long time.  It’s about a person who wants to live the fruits of the Spirit. This person works hard at it but feels a failure.  Again and again, this person seems to fall into temptation.  Finally, after a particular day full read on

Reflection: June 9

         At the recent inaugural meeting of the Pacific Mountain Region, I asked someone part-way through the meeting, “Are you having fun, yet?”  We were mired in some decisions that needed to take place and we seemed to be going around in circles as often happens.  There were moments like that, and read on

Reflection: June 2

Sermon Title: Destined for Glory in This Life   Scriptures: Acts 16:16-34 & John 17: 20-26    We just heard Jesus prayerfully say that believers have been given glory. We have been given glory – the same glory given to Jesus by God. So, God’s got the glory. Jesus has the glory. of God’s children got read on

Reflection: May 26

         When I was in Palestine and Israel, back in 2013, I visited the Old City of Jerusalem many times.  I was staying just a few blocks from the Old City and easily walked there in 15 minutes.  Just outside the Old City leading up to East Jerusalem was the Mount of Olives, one of read on

Reflection: May 19

         Since we’re singing Latin today, does anyone know the pledge for the Possum Lodge?  It’s in Latin…   “Quando omni flunkus, moritati:  When all else fails, play dead.” That’s from the Red Green show on CBC. I only watched the Red Green show after it had stopped production maybe 20 years ago.  I’d heard an read on

Reflection May 12

         In thinking about Buddy Ramsay’s funeral yesterday and focusing on love; in thinking about Mother’s Day today and thinking about love.  And in remembering one of the workshops at the Inhabit Conference Berdine and I attended in Seattle, love is the focus today, too.  At the workshop, I remember the presenter read on

Reflection: May 5

Scriptures: Revelation 5:11-14 & John 21:1-19 Sermon Title: “Kneeling: A Metaphor for Every Day.” Rev. Carol Prochaska Thanks to a space telescope astrophysicists now know that our galaxy is only one of the trillions of galaxies. Experts now think the question isn’t whether there is life elsewhere, but how to find it. So states the March National read on

Reflection: April 28

  Sermon Title: “Needing God’s Yes.”  Rev. Carol Prochaska    Scripture: John 20:19-31   “Can’t you sleep, Little Bear?” asked Big Bear. “I’m scared,” said Little Bear. “Why are you scared?” “I don’t like the dark,” said Little Bear. “What dark?” said Big Bear. “The dark all around us,” said Little Bear.          read on