Homilies (sermons)

Please note:  Since the parish is currently unable able to gather as a community of faith because of Coronavirus precautions, homilies will now be available in audio and text format on the parish website.

Homily: Pentecost V – Wisdom vindicated by her deeds

Wisdom vindicated by her deeds Read today’s Epistle and Holy Gospel: Romans 7:15-25a;  Matthew 11: 16-19, 25-30 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 spite…

Homily: Pentecost IV – small gesture, big difference

Small gesture, big difference Read today’s gospel scripture Matthew 10: 40-42 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 my…

National Indigenous Day of Prayer

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…

Homily: Pentecost II – The harvest is plentiful; workers few

Harvest is plentiful; workers are few Read today’s gospel scripture Matthew 9:35-10:23 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 but…

Homily: Trinity Sunday – ‘Unprecedented’… Word of the Year

“Unprecedented” — Word of the Year The Readings for Trinity Sunday 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 word…

Homily: Pentecost — Gifts of the Spirit

Gifts of the Spirit Read today’s epistle – 1 Corinthians 12: 3b-13 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 everyone.”…