A few reminders for this week Nov. 21 to Nov. 27, 2022

the life of your church….! FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK This coming Sunday marks the beginning of the church season of Advent. The word Advent means coming. Because of the cultural emphasis on Christmas that surrounds us, we tend to think of Advent as preparation for Christmas—our Lord’s first coming. We get distracted from the historic emphasis of Advent … [Read more…]

A few reminders for this week Oct. 24 to Oct. 30, 2022

the life of your church….! FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK “Who is God?” Scripture never answers this question directly. Scripture answers this question indirectly by posing two other questions. “What does God do on our behalf? What does God effect within us?” What does God do for us? He incarnates Himself in Jesus of Nazareth (which always includes what he has … [Read more…]

A few reminders for this week Sept. 26 to Oct. 2, 2022

the life of your church….! FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK “Increase our faith!”, cry the apostles. Like the apostles, we too can feel inadequate and ask for increased faith. Our Lord’s response to the disciples’ request may sound demanding at first reading. ‘If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, … [Read more…]

A few reminders for this week Sept. 19 to Sept. 25, 2022

the life of your church….! FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK According to Newsweek the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II was projected to have had a viewership of around 4.1 billion people worldwide. The service was a wonderful testimony to the promise of eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord. I encourage you to review the funeral booklet and … [Read more…]

A few reminders for this week Sept. 12 to Sept. 18, 2022

the life of your church….! FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK Events surrounding the mourning of Queen Elizabeth II dominates news media in Commonwealth countries and beyond. Today the coffin is at Westminster Hall where Queen Elizabeth lies in state; the place where the public are allowed to file past and pay their respects. News reports note that the … [Read more…]