Preparing to Worship
“This little church is called to be an outpost of the Kingdom of God”.
Years ago in a rural church, just outside the City of Guelph I saw these words posted on a bulletin board in the entry way. To this day they continue to inspire my vision and understanding of church and I am looking forward to beginning this fall with a sermon series called Foretastes of the Kingdom.
The Kingdom of God was the subject of Jesus’ ministry. In his presence the blind saw, the hungry were fed, tears turned to joy, the prisoners were set free and the poor received the Good News. As we worship together, the invitation is to look for those signs of God’s Kingdom among us even now, to join in what God is doing to bring about healing and salvation.
Huda Kandalaft will be preaching on September 24 (when there will be only one service, at 11:00 a.m.). The sermon is Foretastes of the Kingdom: Sight to the Blind!, based on readings from John 9 and Psalm 146.
On October 1, which is World Communion Sunday, Reverend Dimock will be preaching Foretastes of the Kingdom: from Hungry to Full! The text will be Luke 9:10–17
On Thanksgiving Sunday, October 8, our texts will include Luke 19:1–10, with Reverend Dimock preaching the sermon Foretastes of the Kingdom: Good news for the poor!