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July 11-Faith Story-Deb Siertsema

Jeremiah 29: 11-14 11 For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. 12 Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. 13 When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart, 14 I will…

July 4 – Faith Journey – Doris Jackobsh

Rainbow – Colleen Usaty I’ve been asked to share my faith journey with you and that for me has longmeant reflecting on the question, ‘how then shall I live?’ based on thatprovocative verse from Micah 6:8, “What does the Lord require of you? To actjustly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”Many of you will know that I…

Settlers, Judgement and Sin – June 20

Blackbird – Jamie Hoffman Sunday School Activities We don’t like judgement and sin in the United Church. They are tainted words for us.  We associate them with a toxic kind of religion that puts up barriers to love and  inclusion, the tools of a Christianity rooted in moralism, literalism, and self-satisfied power used to bludgeon people on the margins of society—women, lgbtq2s…

June 13-The Sacred Expressions of Music

Psalm 57: 4, 6-10   Music Sunday  They Can’t Take That Away From Me – Neil Murray (Sax) Bob Hudgins (Piano) Earth Song – Voices United Choir You Do Not Walk Alone – Voices United Choir Come You Thankful People Come – Cast in Bronze Be a Light – The Band Sunday School Activities We don’t know the situation the Psalmist is facing…

May 30 – Fresh Expressions of God

2 Corinthians 13: 11-13  – Trinity Sunday  Sunday School Activities Prelude – Waltz #15 by Brahms – Bob and Neil Voices United Choir – The Plans I Have for You Such a short little scripture this morning, two little verses, a short farewell at the end of a  long letter. Why? Why this short, seemingly inconsequential excerpt on a Sunday the  church sets…

May 23 – Tending, Noticing, Harvesting

Acts 2: 1-12   Pentecost Sunday Sunday School Activities Sinfonia by Purcell(Neil) Domine Deus by Vivaldi(Joc This long weekend is the traditional kick off to gardening season.  I know we have many gardener’s at Parkminster.  Some of you have shared with me how gardening brings you closer to God.  The poet May Sarton says of gardening, “Everything that slows us down and forces…

May 16 – Han and Communal Suffering

Han and Communal Suffering-Asian Heritage Month Sunday School Activities   Celtic Blessing – Voices United Choir  When Heather and I approached the Worship and Music Committee about this Sunday  we joked today would be the equivalent of a teacher showing a film in class during a  particularly hectic week. It has been that, with the adjustment to Heather being away  and numerous hours…