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

ROMANS (2)

This week we continue our worship series on Romans:  ‘Not Ashamed of the Gospel.’    Each week we will remind you of the theme of Romans which helps to centre our reflections on a particular text. Theme:  Romans is THE great story of God’s plan for the reconciliation of all people and all creation through the…

‘I GREET YOU ALL’

Today we are beginning a worship series on the letter to the Romans:  Not Ashamed of the Gospel.   Romans is big, it feels complicated, and it feels very distant from the 21st century.  But, we maintain it is a pastoral and lively word for us as well. Scholar N.T. Wright begins his formidable commentary on…

CLAY POTS

I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel. 4The vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as seemed good to him.  (Jer. 18.3-4) In his book on Jeremiah, Run with the Horses, Eugene Peterson tells the…

HOLY IMAGINATIONS

As young children, my sister and I often imagined that we were all grown up with professional careers. She most often was the teacher and I the student. Then I would be the preacher and she the music leader. We literally spent hours playing into the very roles that eventually became our life-time career choices.…

EASTER SUNDAY 2020

SHOW US YOUR RESURRECTION POWER AND LOVE EASTER – April 12, 2020     W.L.                                      Garth Song leader                           Rita Music                                     Shelley Psalm 118.1-2, 14-24            Garth Story for all ages                   Val Scripture                               Crowe family Sermon                                 Claire PA                                         Wes Video                                     Darrell ****** Focus statement Show us, one more time, the extent of your…

GOOD FRIDAY

10 April, 2020   Mount Royal Mennonite/First Mennonite Church   Welcome                               Garth   GOOD FRIDAY   A cradle and a cross And between these – a life Bethlehem and Jerusalem. A birth and a death A man of sorrows who often wept. A man of joy who also laughed A man of the people…

A CORONAVIRUS PRAYER

Jesus Christ, you traveled through towns and villages “curing every disease and illness.” At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love. Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their…

MARKINGS (25)

I believe that God really has dived down into the bottom of creation, and has come up bringing the whole redeemed nature on his shoulders. The miracles that have already happened are, of course, as Scripture so often says, the first fruits of that cosmic summer which is presently coming on. Christ has risen, and…

MARKINGS (24)

    ‘Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.’                                                                                                   [G.K. Chesterton]

WHAT IS LENT FOR?

Wednesday night about a dozen of us gathered in the sanctuary to observe Ash Wednesday, the official beginning of the Lenten season. We read Scripture, prayed, sat in silence, and sang songs of commitment to Christ. So, we might well ask: What are we to do for the next fourty days of Lent?  What kind…