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Jun 1st, 2020 by Rev. David Boyd

Reflection: May 31

Today’s sermon is a dramatic reading:

Mary of Magdala
A Pentecost Story by Ralph Milton

Adapted by David Boyd


John: John Pengelly.  Peter: David.  Mary: Robyn.  Narrator: Robin.


Peter: Close the window, will you, John.  (Irritated) All that singing out there is getting on my nerves.

Mary: Peter.  (Gently) It is, after all, the feast of Pentecost.  This is a happy festival.  And they don’t share our sorrow, Peter.

Peter: Right!  But I don’t have to listen to it.  (Angrily) Any new business?  (Silence) Ok, then!

John: So, what do we do now?  Should we put up a monument or something?  People are already starting to forget that Jesus even existed.

Narrator: Others said, unenthusiastically, that they could maybe collect some money and then put up a monument.  A statue of Jesus.  Or something…  The gloom hung like a damp cloud over the disciples the group of people who had known Jesus, who have loved him, who had heard his voice, who had felt and seen the hope for a new way of living together in love.  And then they had watched him die.  Some had seen a resurrected Jesus, but the others didn’t really believe their story.  Now they were huddled together, a kind of memorial society for Jesus of Nazareth.  Somehow it seemed important to stay together, but nobody really »»

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Prayers of the People: May 31

Let us quiet our hearts and minds as we join in prayer. Spirit of Wind and Fire, be around and within us as we gather as a community. »»

Prayers of the People: May 24

This prayer contains Donna Ashworth’s poem, History Will Remember. Donna’s words begin with History will remember… Let us pray. »»

Prayers of the People: May 17

Let us find peace within ourselves as we prepare to pray.  When you hear the words “God of Love and Hope,” please respond with “Hear our Prayers.” »»

May 2020 Mustard Seed

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2020 May Mustard Seed




Prayers of the People: April 26

We begin with Carol’s offering of a poem, written with the tragedy of Nova Scotia large in our minds: »»

Prayers of the People: April 19

Good morning to everyone joining this service, especially church friends from afar…   Please join me in the prayers of the people.   When you hear the words “God who has given us love and hope,” please answer with “We listen for you in our prayers.” »»


Easter as an annual celebration of the Resurrection that lies at the center of a liturgical year has been observed at least since the fourth century.


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