Come As You Are, Leave Uplifted.

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

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…

We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: Prophecy, in proportion to faith Ministry, in ministering The teacher, in teaching The exhorter, in exhortation The giver, in generosity The leader, in diligence The compassionate, in cheerfulness    (from Romans 12: 1-8) The words that St. Paul wrote to the Church at Rome, as quoted above, have been with us since…

“Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.”  In the gospel for this Sunday, Jesus meets a Canaanite woman who is desperate for healing for her daughter.  The disciples want her to be sent away.  Jesus, too, wants nothing to do with her.  He says to her and the disciples: “I was sent only to the…

“You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone’s soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose. That tale will move them and drive them and who knows what they might do because of it, because of your words. That is your role, your gift.”  (Erin Morgenstern) As Christians we have a story to tell, the story of our encounter…

The summer weather is certainly upon us and I know that most of us are enjoying it very much. It is hard to beat Vancouver in the summer sunshine!  The beaches are crowded, Stanley Park is busy and there is little snow left on the local mountains.  We are so blessed! In the gospel for this coming Sunday, Jesus tells those around…

Happy Canada Day on July 1st!  As we celebrate 150 years as the country of Canada, we have much for which we are extremely grateful and thankful.  We live in a beautiful country that has so many distinct and awe-inspiring places.  We live in a country that has a sense of compassion and care for its citizens that is the envy of…

National Aboriginal Day of Prayer took place this past Wednesday. Events were held in so many parts of our country as we work to understand more fully what the word reconciliation in the phrase Truth and Reconciliation.  We cannot change history but we can aim to ensure a respect and honouring of our indigenous peoples in how we live in this country.…

This coming Sunday is Father’s Day. Father’s Day often gets buried under many other events taking place at this time of year and so does not always garner a lot of attention.  It might offer a barbecue or a small gathering of the clan but it usually plays a bit of a back seat to other things taking place.  And for the…

This coming Sunday is Trinity Sunday. Our hymns, readings and other parts of the liturgy will reflect our understanding of God in three parts.   The Holy Trinity of God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit, is sometimes seen as confusing and difficult to understand.  It can seem to divide God into three distinct parts.  It can seem to confuse what we mean with we…