A few reminders for this week July 19 – July 25, 2021

the life of your church….! FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK Our guest preacher this Sunday will be Rev. Dr. Victor Shepherd.  Dr. Shepherd is Professor Fellow on the core faculty of Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto. Ordained in 1970 Victor has served pastorates in New Brunswick and Ontario. He and his wife Maureen reside in Streetsville, … [Read more…]

A few reminders for this week July 5 – July 11, 2021

the life of your church….! FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK In the aftermath of events that cause harm—intentional or unintentional—things cannot be put back together as they were prior to such events. Psalm 85 is a prayer asking God for restoration. Here is the promise of God’s salvation: “Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will … [Read more…]

A few reminders for this week June 7 – June 13, 2021

the life of your church….! FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK The gospel writer Mark tells us that Jesus commonly used parables in his public proclamation and explained everything in private to his disciples.  John Calvin said Jesus’ use of parables was his way of accommodating to the capacity of hearers. Had Jesus spoken in a direct way he … [Read more…]

ROADMAP TO REOPENING

the life of your church….! ROADMAP TO REOPENING In-person Worship Sunday, June 13th  The Ontario Government has announced that we are moving to Step 1 of the RoadMap to Reopen on Friday, June 11 AND churches are now allowed up to 15% capacity in Step 1. Therefore this Sunday we will be open for … [Read more…]

A few reminders for this week May 31 – June 6, 2021

the life of your church….! FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK News of the discovery of unmarked graves of children on the sites of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools dominated news outlets this week. There are no easy answers in knowing how to respond to this, another tear-stained blood-soaked page in this painful history. In Psalm 130 we read, ‘with … [Read more…]

A few reminders for this week May 24 – May 30, 2021

the life of your church….! FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK In the Church calendar this coming Sunday is Trinity Sunday. Trinity—the teaching that the one God exists in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. But why is it important? For one thing, Christian faith is rooted in the oneness of being between Jesus Christ and God the Father. According … [Read more…]

A few reminders for this week May 17 – May 23, 2021

the life of your church….! FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK Pentecost is observed on the seventh Sunday after Easter—this coming Sunday. It marks the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in power upon the church. The following reflection on the Holy Spirit is from a fourth century sermon by the theologian Saint Basil the Great. “Simple in himself, the Spirit … [Read more…]