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Hope-filled Imagination – A Sermon for Advent 1

Christmas Preparations While a man had gone out driving to do some Black Friday Christmas shopping, his wife had been watching TV when she heard the announcer say, “Be very careful and watch driving on the 401 today, there is a motorist driving the wrong way”! His wife got hold of him on the cell […]


Kingdom People Show Up – A Sermon for the Reign of Christ – 20 Nov 2022

Readings: Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 1:68-79; Luke 23:33-43 A little joke about pandemic life. Dogs are getting stressed and confused because they’ve noticed their owners are now wearing masks. They don’t quite know what to do with that. Cats are unaffected though, as they’ve yet to notice their owners at all. Seasons of Stress I know […]


Wars, famines, floods, and more

Scripture Luke 21:5-19    Jan Savory Isn’t reading this scripture passage a bit like reading the newspaper? Wars, famines, floods, fires. earthquakes, plagues (read pandemic). When haven’t there been great earthquakes and famines and plagues on earth and unexplainable events in heaven? When didn’t Nation rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom? This week we […]


Calling All Saints – A Sermon for All Saints Sunday: Nov 6th, 2022

An Irish Saint The 98-year-old Mother Superior from Ireland was dying. The nuns gathered around her bed trying to make her last journey comfortable. They gave her some warm milk to drink but she refused. Then one of the nuns took the glass back to the kitchen. Remembering a bottle of Irish whiskey received as […]


“Climb that tree!” a Sermon for the 21st Sunday after Pentecost

Readings: 2 Thess 1:1-4, 11-12; Ps 119:137-144; Luke 19:1-10 A ten-year-old, under the tutelage of her grandmother, was becoming quite knowledgeable about the Bible. Then one day she floored her grannie by asking, “Which virgin was the mother of Jesus? The virgin Mary or the King James Virgin?” Children always have a unique take on […]


Let Gratitude be your Attitude

Readings: 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Psalm 66:1-12; Luke 17:11-19 Let Gratitude be your Attitude The Greatest Hitter in the World A little boy was overheard talking to himself as he strutted through the backyard, wearing his baseball cap, and toting a ball and bat. “I’m the greatest hitter in the world,” he announced. Then, he tossed […]


A mustard seed of Faith

Jesus’ disciples asked for more faith, but be careful what you ask for because faith brings obligations.


“Now Thank we all our God…” A Sermon for Harvest Thanksgiving

Readings: Philippians 4:4-9; Ps 100; John 6:25-35 Prayers of Thanks Scottish minister Alexander Whyte was known for his uplifting prayers in the pulpit. He always found something for which to be grateful. One Sunday morning the weather was so gloomy that one church member thought to himself, “Certainly the preacher won’t think of anything for […]


Giving as a Spiritual practice

  Readings: 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Psalm 79:1-9; Luke 16:1-13 The ‘poor’ preacher After worship one Sunday a little boy told the pastor, “When I grow up, I’m going to give you some money.” “Well, thank you,” the pastor replied, “but why?” “Because my daddy says you’re one of the poorest preachers we’ve ever had.” I’m […]