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The reflections listed here are transcripts of the Reflection presented by our minister or guest preachers. They are provided for those who may not have been present at the time, or for those who would like to review and reflect further on the words spoken during worship.

 





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Reflection: February 23

Reflection: February 23

         When I travel by myself, I listen to a lot of music.  I sometimes listen just for entertainment, just to pass the time, but generally, I listen to be moved, inspired, to have my world challenged and a new way of being emerged; of course, that doesn’t always happen.  I like music that provokes read on

Reflection: February 16

Divinely Inspired Ways of Relating       Scripture: Matthew 5:1&2, 21-37 If there was such a thing as a disciple report card. If this report card was based on Jesus’ words (the words we just heard from Matthew) would we have earned a B+ or two or three? How many A’s? Would some of us be read on

Reflection: February 2, 2020

         Are any of you fans of courtroom dramas?  Remember Street Legal on CBC—I’m dating myself?  Or the original Law and Order?  Or what about the current series Bull; I also know there’s another CBC courtroom drama on at the moment but haven’t seen it.  And then, there was a British produced series called Garrow’s read on

Reflection: January 19

         John’s Gospel is very interesting and this encounter in the story we heard today involving John the Baptist, Jesus, Andrew and then Simon Peter is full of double entendres, symbolic action, and questions leading to questions.  In John’s—the Gospel writer—story-telling method, the idea was to rhetorically raise questions about Jesus’ identity read on

Reflection: January 12

         The Christian Century magazine had a reflection on our Epiphany Scripture reading about the Magi; it captured my imagination and was written by Mihee Kim-Kort, a Korean Presbyterian minister in the US.  She wrote about the genealogy in Matthew’s Gospel, the bit that comes before the visit of the Magi, the Epiphany, and she read on

Reflection January 5

I’m always interested in the origins of poetry and novels, and words in general.  I’ve always had an interest in words as long as I can remember.  The origins of poetry, hymns and the written word are always important when we think about the meaning of the words.          Here’s a little background to the read on

Epiphany

Matthew 2:1-12 2:1 In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem,  2:2 asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.”   read on

Christmas Morning

         One little phrase in the Christmas story has always stuck with me; it comes at the end of Luke’s story in which we are told that “Mary treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart.”  (Luke 2:19)          I mean, think about it… the whole story.  Angels appearing out of nowhere, whispers read on

Christmas eve

         Some years ago, when I was a student at seminary, in the 1980s, we sang a piece of poetry that sounded medieval, but was actually the 18th century; it’s from England and is called Jesus Christ the Apple Tree and is sung as a Christmas Carol. It sounded medieval to my ears because it read on

Reflection: December 15

         Here’s a piece of geographical trivia for you.  A rift valley is a low region of the earth’s crust in which the tectonic plates on either side of the valley are moving away in a roughly parallel fashion, carving out a low trench.  The most famous rift valley is the Great Rift Valley, which read on