In the verses that proceed our reading today, Jesus is being tested by the Pharisees and Sadducees to determine whether he truly was the Son of God, the Messiah,…
  Imagine if you would that you were one of the disciples of Jesus. You have been able to follow and listen to the Son of God himself teaching you…

OUR COMMON WELFARE

October 7, 2018
  The Apostle James was one of the sons of Mary and a brother to Jesus.  He was one of the pillars of the new faith in Jerusalem.  His concern…
  In looking at the words of Paul in Romans 12, we find the apostle encouraging the people to work towards a harmonious relationship with each other and to recognize…

Faith PLUS Action

September 9, 2018
    Faith PLUS Action.  This theme comes through loud and clear in the second chapter of James.  It also comes through in the gospel story…though the word faith doesn’t…

Listen AND Respond

September 2, 2018
  Listen and respond.  In both of the New Testament readings today – the first chapter of the book of James and the seventh chapter of the gospel of Mark…

Behind the Hymns 4

July 22, 2018
Break thou the Bread of Life   Mary Ann Lathbury, the recognized author of this hymn was born in Manchester, New York in 1841.  Another one of her more famous…

Behind the hymns 3

July 15, 2018
Jesus, Thou joy of loving hearts Most of the hymns that have come from the medieval period of the church and originally were written in Latin have been assumed to…

BEHIND THE HYMNS – 2

July 8, 2018
All the way my Saviour Leads Me At the age of 6 weeks Fanny lost her eyesight during a spell of sickness. But this never seemed to hold her back.…

BEHIND THE HYMNS – 1

July 1, 2018
O Canada   No doubt we all recognize our first hymn today. It is our national anthem. The words to the opening verse are slightly different from the ones we…