“You Did What?” – May 29, 2016 – Year C

“You Did What?” May 29, 2016 – Year C – 3rd Sunday After Pentecost When I was first ordained I served a small congregation in a community called Coleville north of Kindersley, Saskatchewan. In early September a man named Bob came back to his family farm to help with harvest. In mid afternoon he approachedContinue reading ““You Did What?” – May 29, 2016 – Year C”

“Triple Reasons to Love” – May 22, 2016 – Trinity Sunday

“Triple Reasons to Love” May 22, 2016 – Trinity Sunday – Year C Tom Miller, a ministry colleague and author, tells about visiting a three generation family where the grandfather, son, and 4 year old grandson were all named John. The phone rang. “Hello” said one of the women in the household. “May I speakContinue reading ““Triple Reasons to Love” – May 22, 2016 – Trinity Sunday”

“Ya – But” – April 17, 2016 – Easter 4 – Year C

            Have you ever spoken with someone and every time you make a comment, the response from the other is “ya – but”?  The conversation goes something like this: “It is a nice day isn’t it?”  “Ya – but, my garden is dry and could sure use some rain.”  “It’s great to see the churchContinue reading ““Ya – But” – April 17, 2016 – Easter 4 – Year C”

Good Friday Worship Service – March 25th, 2016

Good Friday Worship Service March 25, 2016 Penticton United Church Lighting the Christ Candle Call to Worship One: Will you walk the lonely path of rejection and fear?  All:        We make this journey, accompanied by God, our Lover. One:     Will you speak up for Jesus, acclaiming his mercy? All:   Continue reading “Good Friday Worship Service – March 25th, 2016”

“Can’t Stop Crying” – Easter Sunday – March 27, 2016

“Can’t Stop Crying” Easter Sunday – March 27, 2016 – Year C Last September I returned from a 3 month sabbatical and shared with you that I am profoundly changed.  The time of rest, renewal and new experiences was a life changing gift.  I am better able to speak up for myself.  I have betterContinue reading ““Can’t Stop Crying” – Easter Sunday – March 27, 2016”

“Serving on Palm Sunday” – March 20, 2016

“Serving on Palm Sunday” Palm Sunday – Year C – March 20, 2016 We have shouted hosanna while waving tree branches.  We have joined the parade, feeling the excitement and awe of this blessed season.  We have heard the timeless story of Jesus and his disciples coming to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover.    OhContinue reading ““Serving on Palm Sunday” – March 20, 2016”