Come As You Are, Leave Uplifted.

Services:
Sunday: 8:00 AM; 10:00 AM;
Wednesday: 9:30 AM

Therefore encourage one another… (from 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18) It is easy to get wrapped up in all of the things that feel very dark in the world at the moment.  It is not just the decreased amount of daylight that we notice in November, there are many things that feel very worrying and discouraging in the world at the moment.  Shootings…

Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed From 1 John 3: 1-3 November 1st, the day after All Hallow’s Eve, is All Saints Day in the Church’s Calendar. We have transferred this to this coming Sunday here at St. John’s (and in many churches) so that we do not miss out on this great celebration of…

Amidst So deeply do we care for you that we are determined to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves…                                                                                                           (From 1 Thessalonians 2: 1-8) St. Paul wrote many beautiful things when he penned his words to the first churches of the Christian Church.  The quotation above is a small portion of what…

Grace to you and peace. The greeting above is the words of the opening of the letter of St. Paul to the Thessalonians. They are simple words with a great impact.  Grace to you and peace.           Amidst all the noise and clutter of our lives the words of St. Paul to the young church at Thessalonica seem a welcome gift as…

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. …

Thanks be to God for God’s indescribable gift!  (from 2 Corinthians 9: 6-15) Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!  This weekend all across Canada people will be gathering in a variety of ways to celebrate Thanksgiving and all the beauty of this world and the gift of the harvest.  It is a beautiful and faith-filled tradition. As our world seems to be…

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.  Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus…                               (from Philippians 2: 1-13) The short quotation from Paul’s letter to the Philippians, found above, is really quite…

Jesus said: “So the last will be first and the first will be last.”                                                                                                  (from Matthew 20: 1-16) In the gospel reading assigned to this Sunday, Jesus tells a parable about what the Kingdom of Heaven is like.  It is a story about a landowner who hires a number of different workers throughout the day.  His punch-line or conclusion is…

We do not live to ourselves, and we do not die to ourselves. If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and lived again, so that he might be Lord of both the dead and the…

The commandments… are summed up in this word, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”  Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law. (From Romans 13: 8-14) The beautiful words from St. Paul’s letter to the Romans put a lot of things into perspective. As summer comes to a conclusion and students return to school, college or university…  as teachers…