Learning to Live… Through Jesus, Our Neighbours and Each Other

EVERY CREATURE SINGING (4)

13Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, singing….  (Revelation 5.13) Revelation 5.1-14 is the key to understanding the entire book.  In it we find ourselves in God’s throne room.  God holds a scroll but no one is found…

EVERY CREATURE SINGING (3)

This week we continued our series on Every Creature Singing.  Our guest speaker was  Gordon Enns, Executive Director of the Saskatoon Food Council.  Gordon, and his wife, Lynne, have served overseas with MCC, and he is also involved with the work of Heifer Canada. Below I offer you a list of some resources for further…

EVERY CREATURE SINGING (2)

Join us this Sunday as we give thanks and reflect on our place in God`s good world.  Following are some `sound bites` on the theme. `The Lord God took the adam and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it.`  Till = work of farming. Keep = serve the land…

EVERY CREATURE SINGING (1)

Then I heard  every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, singing, “To the one seated on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might  forever and ever!”  (REVELATION 5:13-14) This Sunday we begin a four…

THE BROKEN BODY OF CHRIST

READ – Matthew 18.15-22 There once was a man in Saskatchewan, who got married.  He had long been enamoured with the idea of marriage, so when he met the woman of his dreams, he proposed to her.  She accepted. Things went well at first.  He told his friends that his new wife and marriage was…

GOD’S NEW COMMUNITY

On this Sunday, text from Ephesians (2.11-22) expresses some major affirmations concerning the church.  But it begins with Jesus who is our peace.  Paul shares  the five ways that Jesus is peace. All of them center on the word “one.” First, in verse 15, Jesus makes one new humanity. It says he “has broken down…

FINDING GOD ON THE EDGE – by Melody

1 Kings 17:7-16  Finding God on the Edge   In the summer I love the beach. I grew up near Manitou Beach, the well known mineral filled lake where even my father could float. I was at Manitou Beach last weekend celebrating my aunt Marie’s 90th birthday. I drove slowly along the lake to Danceland…

GRASSHOPPERS AND GRACE

“I will repay you for the years that the swarming locust has eaten…. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you.”  (Joel 2.25-26) On July 20, 1875, the largest recorded swarm of locusts in North American history descended upon the…

THE BLUE-COLLAR PROPHET

Amos was a blue collar rather than a blue blooded prophet. He explicitly tells us that he was neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet, that is, in the professional sense of that term. No, he was a shepherd, a farmer, and a tender of fig trees. He was also a small town…