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What’s Holy Week anyway 14-20 April

Holy Week -- most sacred week in the Christian Year text by The Rev'd Glenn Empey Holy Week is from Palm Sunday until Holy Saturday. It includes Maundy Thursday and...
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Was it the fig tree’s fault?

Was it the fig tree's fault? Audio - listen ... Message for Third Sunday in Lent Gospel Reading - Luke 13:1-9  At that very time there were some present who...
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Be a pilgrim: get these excellent resources for Lent

Be a pilgrim: Get these excellent free resources for Lent The Church of England is on the cutting edge with email and online resources for Lent and Easter The Church...
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New stories to tell: ecumenism today

Anglican-Roman Catholic: new stories to tell In over fifty years of formal ecumenical dialogue, Anglicans and Roman Catholics have come a long way in terms of the agreement in faith...
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Cabin or Shelter? Which are you?

Fresh Expressions: Cabin or Shelter? Which are you? Author uses analogy of hiking to describe the church in modern world By Kris Betcker, Fresh Expressions US The brown leaves crunched under...
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You don’t need to go to church … and other fairytales

You don't need to go to church to be a Christian and other fairy tales ... First by way of introduction, some comments and thoughts prompted by the article:  ...
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Planning and Options update

Planning and Options Group Update Most recent update information for all Our tasks The Planning and Options Group is looking at high-level themes and ideas that will connect us with our...
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Seven reasons you should not become a Christian

Seven reasons you should not become a Christian (and one that you should) By John Bowen  8 January 2019, The Institute of Evangelism. (Used with permission from The Institute) The world divides...
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“community link” newsletter

the 'community link' -- brand new newsletter from St Luke's Inaugural issue of the 'community link' Advent 2018 Volume 1 Issue 1 The 'community link' is a fresh, innovative communication...
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The struggle of trust

The struggle of trust A person has to be discerning. A person has to sift through all the information, conflicting reports, and opinions that are foisted upon us -- news,...
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Be like Bartimaeus

Be like Bartimaeus Mark 10: 46-52 click for reading As a result of not being able to see, Bartimaeus was reduced to the sidelines of society from where he was forced...
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Practising collective neighbourliness

Practising collective neighbourliness  “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first...
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Pikangikum — Clean Water

Clean Water for Pikangikum Clean water distribution to homes, cisterns, indoor plumbing and waste management efforts continue Pikangikum, population 3,000, is the largest First Nation Community in northern Ontario. 86...
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Jesus is the bread of life … not was

Jesus is the bread of life -- not was the bread of life A homily for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost by Father Glenn Empey -- read text John 6: 51-58...
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“Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs…”

"Signs, signs, everywhere there's signs ..." Homily for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost by Father Glenn Empey – John 6: 24-35 (click for text) Over the years, there have been times when I...
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Study indicates many baby-boomers turning to churches

Many boomers returning to churches in search for meaning -- University of Southern California study A study over generations that began in 1970 indicates the baby-boomers are engaging more in...
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Conrad Black comments on recent letter from Cardinal

Conrad Black comments on recent letter from Cardinal Lord Conrad Black of Crossharbour, author and former media mogul, recently opined in The National Post about a letter circulated by Cardinal...
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Where are you on the Evangelism Spectrum?

The Evangelism Spectrum – Where are You? The Institute of Evangelism - by Judy Paulsen Judy and Pat often gather with the People of St Matthew - St Aidan in nearby Buckhorn for...
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“The Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed.”

"The Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed." Homily by Father Glenn Empey - Mark 4: 26-34 Wouldn’t it be nice if there were an instruction manual or some...
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Justin Welby and Michael Curry – Sky News interview

Michael Curry - presiding Bishop for the US Episcopal Church - wows the congegation gathered for the wedding of Harry and Meghan The Right Reverend Michael Curry is the presiding...
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US Presiding Bishop preaches at Royal Wedding

US Presiding Bishop preaches at Royal Wedding Bishop Michael Curry - the presiding bishop of the US Episcopal Church - gave a rousing sermon at the royal wedding of Prince...
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The Church needs generous givers — here’s why

The Anglican April 2018 by Peter Misiaszek, Director of Stewardship, Diocese of Toronto Last month’s article on The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Churches garnered considerable interest as evidenced by...
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How come people eat fish on Fridays

Lust, Lies And Empire: The Fishy Tale Behind Eating Fish On Friday A great short article from US National Public Radio by MARIA GODOY It sounds like the plot of a Dan...
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