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Gord Welsby November 12 Remembrance Day 2017

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Gord Welsby November 12 Remembrance Day 2017

November 13, 2017 Sermons by Kathy Hutchinson Edit

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Why Do We Do What We Do?

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Why Do We Do What We Do?

November 05, 2017 Sermons by Mervin Gallant Edit

No one in church this morning admitted to buying the new IphoneX. But most had some version of a smart phone. Information on CBC's Marketplace this week revealed some of the ways multimedia companies use artificial intellegience and neuroscience to manipulate human minds to focus on their app as long as humanly possible. Just so those older folks who "don't use such devices" don't get too smug, I asked how many folks had heard the phrase "keeping up with the Jones?" Like the Pharisees and scribes of old, we get motivated subconsciously by forces that stroke our self-importance in the eyes of others. Yet Paul encourages us to be motivated by God's word to live out a good example in our own living - an example that is caring and encouraging of the other - and the result can be that the Good News actually begins to change the lives of those around us and indeed the community as a whole. To hear how this message was developed in worship this morning please click on the following link:     To ask a question or make a comment please click on the ``Title`` box above.

Hope for the generations to Come

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Hope for the generations to Come

October 29, 2017 Sermons by Mervin Gallant Edit

Moses did so much for the people of God yet Moses did not himself get to cross over the Jordan River into the Promised Land. In one sense that doesn't seem fair yet, in another sense, that is all our experience. We do our best to fulfill our life's purpose or goal yet it is up the the next generation, or maybe the one after that, to reach the fulfillment of that goal or purpose. Jesus tells us our ultimate purpose in life is to "Love God with all our heart and our mind and our soul, and our neighbour as ourself." We each have a responsibility to strive toward this goal and yet each generation needs to pick up where their predecessors left off. How have we picked up our role in living out this purpose and how have we allowed our successors to take up the vision? To read about how this topic was addressed in worship this morning, please click on this link:      To leave a comment or ask a question, please click on the "Title" bar above.

gods of our own invention

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gods of our own invention

October 15, 2017 Sermons by Mervin Gallant Edit

The story of the building of the golden calf by the people of God while Moses was receiving the ten commandments on Mount Sinai is a well known story of idolatry. When we gather for worship we don't see any statues of calves crafted from gold but there are some pieces of furniture used in our rituals that we sometimes treat as idols. More common, however, is our practice in the broader community (church goers and non-believers alike) who surpplant God with the gods of materialism; money and political ideologies. With a civic election tomorrow it seemd important that we address this tendancy toward worshiping idols instead of God. To hear how this theme was developed in the sermon, please, click on the following icon: sermon 2017 10 15.mp3 To ask a question or make a comment, please, click on the "Title" bar above.

Worldview Makes All the Difference

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Worldview Makes All the Difference

October 08, 2017 Sermons by Mervin Gallant Edit

Picture in your mind an old stump standing up about 1.5 meters high that is hollowed out by rot and/or fire. There is a hole in it about half way up the stump. Now move close enough to the stump to see only through the hole in the stump. Beyond is a view of a gorgeous lake surrounded by distant evergreens that have majestic mountains rising behind them and matted by a beautifully blue sky. Thinking of the two views (from behind the rotted/fire burnt stump and through it to the magnificant scene beyond) as two differnt worldviews, which view depicts how you look at the world? Today's Thanksgiving message challenges us to be aware of both views as the reality that calls us not to be so caught up in our blessings that we get stuck in our privilege nor so caught up in our struggles that we cannot see any hope. To hear the full sermon please click on the following link: sermon 2017 10 08.mp3  To ffer a comment or ask a question, please click on the "Title" bar above.