“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”

Extreme Extravagance – March 13, 2016

Extreme Extravagance Lent 4 – Year C – March 13, 2016 A middle aged professor has been living alone for the past 10 years.   He was withdrawn, lifeless and rather crotchety.  But, it is hard to say when you began to notice the changes in the good professor – he doesn’t look down walkingContinue reading “Extreme Extravagance – March 13, 2016”

“Second Chances” – February 28, 2016

“Second Chances” February 28, 2016 – Lent 3 – Year C One morning a man with a carpenter’s toolbox knocked on farmer John’s door.  Was there any work he might do for a few days?  “Yes, my brother just bulldozed a creek to separate our property.  So I want to go him one better.  IContinue reading ““Second Chances” – February 28, 2016”