Sunday, June 16 When everything around seems to be collapsing
into injustice and chaos Creator God, teach us to love you
and to recognise that you hold the earth gently in your hands.
When we do not know just what to do and where to turn,
teach us to trust your wisdo…
Sunday, June 9 “We know that all things work together for good for those who love God…” Romans 8:28
Andrew’s sermon raised some difficult questions for me today. It is easy enough, when I am having a challenging few days at work, to sit back and convince myself tha…
‘But they and our ancestors acted presumptuously and stiffened their necks and did not obey your commandments; they refused to obey, and were not mindful of the wonders that you performed among them; but they stiffened their necks and determined to return to their slavery in Egypt. But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and you did not forsake them. Even when they had cast an image of a calf for themselves and said, “This is your God who brought you up out of Egypt”, and had committed great blasphemies, you in your great mercies did not forsake them in the wilderness; the pillar of cloud that led them in the way did not leave them by day, nor the pillar of fire by night that gave them light on the way by which they should go. You gave your good spirit to instruct them, and did not withhold your manna from their mouths, and gave them water for their thirst. For forty years you sustained them in the wilderness so that they lacked nothing; their clothes did not wear out and their feet did not swell.
You were dead through the trespasses and sins in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient. All of us once lived among them in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of flesh and senses, and we were by nature children of wrath, like everyone else. But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness towards us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.
Sunday, June 23rd
Combined Congregational Service – 10 a.m. ONLY
We will celebrate the baptisms of Ayden M. and Fraser M. And after the service, a congregational picnic. Bring a salad or dessert to share, the hot dogs and hamburgers will be awaiting you!
Sunday, June 30th
Champlain and the Ottawa Valley – 10:00 a.m.
We will explore the Christian faith with reference to this summer exhibition at the Museum of Civilization, including themes introduced by the discovery of his baptismal record and consideration of his relationship with native peoples.