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Sermons by Rev. Heather Power

Gratitude for the Harvest

Voices United Choir Sisi Ni Moja https://youtu.be/5CK1r_Kmx0Q Bell Choir Come You Thankful People Come https://youtu.be/cwc_oaj9FSU Gratitude for the Harvest – Matthew 13:18-23 Parkminster United Church – Thanksgiving Sunday – October 11, 2020 Rev. Heather Power I received a rather surprising and sweet email this past week. It was from a couple who were looking to connect with my late mother. You see she was…

Tending the Vineyard

Tending the Vineyard – Isaiah 5:1-7 Sunday, October 4, 2020 – World Communion – Parkminster United Church Rev. Heather Power Many years ago, a colleague that I was in team ministry with coordinated a church bus trip to some Niagara wineries as a Spirituality of Wine tour. Let me tell you, never have I seen a church event fill up so fast!…

Home

Home  John 14:1-6a, 8-14 Preached at Parkminster United Church, Sunday, May 10, 2020 Rev. Heather Power In our reading from John’s gospel this morning, we heard the beginning of what is known as the “farewell discourse” of Jesus. Jesus’ words to Thomas, “I am the way, the truth and the life,” emerge stridently from the center of the text. I don’t know…

Keep Bumbling On

Keep Bumbling On Luke 24:13-24, 28-35  Preached at Parkminster UC, April 26, 2020 – online worship Rev. Heather Power A number of years ago, there was a wonderful TV movie released called “Into the Storm.” Through a series of flashbacks, Winston Churchill, played by actor Brendan Gleeson, examines his role in World War II and the difficult decisions he was called upon…

The “Easteriest” Easter

The “Easteriest” Easter Mark 16:1-8 April 12, 2020, Easter Sunday – Parkminster United Church Rev. Heather Power This is not the Easter we imagined celebrating this morning. There isn’t the brilliant display of Easter flowers in the sanctuary. The swell of the organ, the burst of voices from the choir. The giggles of children ready to take part in our annual Easter…

A Whole New World

Reflection – A Whole New World 1 John 4:7-8, 18-19 March 22, 2020 – Parkminster United Church – Online Worship Rev. Heather Power How shockingly different life has become in just over a week. Like many of you, I have experienced a myriad of emotions. Sleep has not been easy. Tears have flowed more readily. Before I was ordained, I served as…

Strangers in the Night – Lent 2

John 3:1-17                    Strangers in the Night March 8, 2020 – Parkminster United Church, Lent 2 Rev. Heather Power Theologian and scholar Barbara Brown Taylor tells the story of a woman who set out to discover the meaning of life. First she read everything she could get her hands on–history, philosophy, psychology, religion. But nothing she read gave her the answer she…