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September 19 – Jesus Loves Losers

Mark 8: 27-37  Sunday School Activities 17th Sunday after Pentecost)  I try to imagine the experience of the people around Jesus in the faith story this morning, walking along a road, a dirt road, dust kicked up with every step.  They’re bantering back and forth, maybe talking about how great it is to be in Jesus’ company.  Maybe being itinerant they’re wondering where their next meal will be.  Then Jesus asks innocently enough, “who do people say that I…

September 12 – Back to School

Philippians 1:21-30  Sunday School Activities This week was a big one for our students, parents, caregivers, teachers, school staff and administrators.  For most of them, it marked the official start of school.  After spending so much time trying to do the impossible – putting pieces of different puzzles together to create one picture – both physical and virtual doors opened, and learning began for another school year.  There…

September 5 – Embracing Hypocrisy

Mark 7: 24-30  (15th Sunday after Pentecost)  There is a story of a person that is pulled over by the police and asked for their license and registration. “What’s wrong, officer,” the driver asks. The officer says, “well I saw you waving your fist as you swerved around the lady driving in the left lane, and I observed your flushed and angry face as you shouted at the driver who cut you off.” “Is that a…

August 22 – Just Keep Swimming

Matthew 16:13-20 Joint Worship with the Waterloo United Churches One of the things that I have loved in this time of worshipping together in this way is our virtual coffee times that we share each week. Those at Parkminster know how much I like to get my ministry teammate Joe going during them, but more than that, I have loved laughing and…

July 25-Faith Journey-Ariarani Ariaratnum

Summertime by George Gershwin; Bob Hudgins You are Mine by Douglas Haas; Sandi and Bethany McMullan My Faith Journey  Ariarani Ariaratnam  I was born in 1938 in a small village in the northern part of Sri Lanka — which was then called Ceylon. Most of the families there were Hindus, but a small number (including mine) were Christians. We worshipped at a small…

July 11-Faith Story-Deb Siertsema

Sally Gardens and Humours of Winter – Debbie Miethig 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;…

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…