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Sermons by Rev. Heather Power

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…

May 2 – Carry On

Sunday School Activities Matthew 5:1-12 Asian Heritage Month Allegreto by John Stanley – Neil Murray Earlier last year, Raymond Chang went to Walmart. It was his first trip out of the house after he and many other Americans had started self-quarantining to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus. Soon after he walked into the store, two women looked at him, and…

April 25 – Road Trips

1 John 3:16-24  New Member/Adherent Sunday Sunday School Activities Allegro in B Flat – Neil Murray For as long as I can remember I have loved roads. Roads are the circulatory system of our communities and the original information highway. Without roads, there would be no villages, cities, or towns.  They are the lifeblood of our connectedness, even in a cyber age.…

Tears of Grace and Truth – March 21

John 11:1-7, 17-45 – Lent 5 Sunday School Activities This morning’s gospel lesson is a puzzling text. Many scholars have told us that the story of the death and raising of Lazarus is the gospel writer’s rehearsal for the death and resurrection of Jesus.  Others remind us that this is a story of hope: Jesus can restore life when all hope, when…

Lent 3 – March 7, 2021

Sunday School Activities John 2:13-22 Last Monday, The Record posted an article entitled “That last ‘normal’ thing you did before the world fell apart” and recalled stories and memories of a time pre-Covid.  Do you remember some of the last things that you did before our world changed? (If you do, feel free to type it into our Zoom chat or in…

Lent 1 – February 21

Sunday School Activities Mark 1:9-15 It’s almost fitting that Mark is our lectionary gospel ushering us into the season of Lent this year. How perfect on a Sunday when we have our Annual Meeting afterwards that Mark keeps it short and sweet and gives us the overview of Jesus’ baptism, temptation and launch into ministry. Unlike Matthew and Luke, Mark offers no…

Prophetic Voices January 31

SS Activities Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Last week, like many of you, I watched the presidential inauguration in The United States. I was mesmerized by Amanda Gorman, whose poem The Hill We Climb left me in awe of its wisdom, beauty, and honesty. It was noted in one article that “the young Harvard grad was sharing a stage with leaders multiple times her age,…

Call Stories – January 24

Sunday School Activities Mark 1:14-20 Last week I was invited by two of the Regions in The United Church to serve as chaplain for students having their final interviews as they prepare to be ordained or commissioned in The United Church of Canada. While it was certainly a bit different – having to be fully virtual via Zoom – the experience brought…

Christmas Eve Communion Service

Voices United Choir – A Quiet Invitation Christmas Expectations Here we are, Christmas 2020. A Christmas – and a year – most of us could never have imagined.  So many of the rich traditions that have made this holiday celebration so meaningful through the years will have to be abandoned or adapted this year. No flying or driving to go and see…