Wisdom vindicated by her deeds Read today’s Epistle and Holy Gospel: Romans 7:15-25a;  Matthew 11: 16-19, 25-30 https://stlukesanglican.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Pentecost-5-A.mp3 Listen to this message A person could easily ask these days, just what exactly is the world coming to? I mean just take a look around. What about this younger generation? They flock to the beach in…

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Small gesture, big difference Read today’s gospel scripture Matthew 10: 40-42 https://stlukesanglican.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Pentecost-4-A-1.mp3 Listen to this message This is such a beautiful little passage from the Gospel of Matthew. It’s pretty brief but it has quite a bit of depth. It’s almost like a meditation. So, if you wish, you can pause the audio version of…

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National Indigenous Day of Prayer The Office of the National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop invites you to join us here for an online video worship service to celebrate National Indigenous Day of Prayer, June 21, 2020 at 2 pm Eastern Time. Come and see Indigenous Anglicans and friends from across Canada for prayer, singing and story. We…

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Harvest is plentiful; workers are few Read today’s gospel scripture Matthew 9:35-10:23 https://stlukesanglican.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Pent-2-A.mp3 Listen to this message THERE ARE A COUPLE things that strike me about today’s gospel passage.   First, it is because Jesus is filled by compassion that he responds so openly to the needs of the people Second, the harvest is plentiful…

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“Unprecedented” — Word of the Year The Readings for Trinity Sunday https://stlukesanglican.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Trinity-A-Unprecedented.mp3 Listen to this message My nomination for Word of the Year is the word unprecedented.   “Unprecedented” has been around for years and years, but in early 2020, the world started taking notice of it in a new way. In early January, the…

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Gifts of the Spirit Read today’s epistle – 1 Corinthians 12: 3b-13 https://stlukesanglican.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Pentecost-A-rev.mp3 Listen to this message “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in…

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Is this the time …? Read the assigned scripture for Ascension https://stlukesanglican.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Ascension-A-SL.mp3 Listen to this message When I was looking over the readings for Ascension a few weeks ago, I was struck by a question the disciples asked of Jesus.  In our day and in these times, you may have some questions too.  I do.…

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Abide… dwell in, live in. Read today’s gospel passage – John 15: 9-17 Please note: This gospel reading is actually the reading assigned in Year B. This was a mix-up in the three-year cycle of readings. Apologies. It should have been the gospel for Year A. In any event, the homily here does correspond to…

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“Let not your hearts be troubled” Read today’s gospel passage – John 14: 1-14 https://stlukesanglican.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Easter-V-20.mp3 Listen to this message “Let not your hearts be troubled.” Peaceful words as in the words of soothing song. Let not your hearts be troubled.   Jesus said those words to his disciples. It was just before the Passover. It…

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Listening for the voice Read today’s gospel passage – John 10: 1-10 https://stlukesanglican.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Easter-IV-20.mp3 Listen to this message There’s a thing about figures of speech, it seems to me. They’re hard to figure out. Today’s gospel reading is a kind of figure of speech: an analogy. A shepherd is someone who looks after the sheep but…

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