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“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…

This Sunday we are celebrating Pentecost and we remember the coming of the Holy Spirit to the first Church in great wind and fire. The Holy Spirit’s presence was seen to be life-changing, earth-shattering and emotionally charged.  The Spirit came and new languages were spoken, the word of God was universal and meant for all people and places and times.  The arrival…

On this the last Seventh Sunday of the Season of Easter, we turn our attention to Jerusalem.  I invite you to please pray for peace in Jerusalem and the Middle East.  In the wake of the bombing in Manchester, of course, our prayers for peace extend throughout the world.  Our prayers are needed for many parts of our planet, as war, famine,…

This weekend is the Victoria Day Weekend in Canada. In Ontario, this weekend is very important in terms of opening up the cottage but is also celebrated with fireworks and festivities.  Supposedly, Queen Victoria’s favourite hymn was Lead Kindly Light written by John Henry Newman: Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom; Lead thou me on! The night is dark, and I am…

This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day.  It is a day set aside in the calendar to focus upon mothers, not only in their own families but also in society as a whole. Parental love reminds us of the love of God.  Ideal parental love is focussed upon unconditional love, deep caring, lifelong commitment, eternal love, joyous abiding.  These are the ideals of…