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Suffering Service
8:30am, Sunday, October 21, 2018
Passage: Mark 10:35-45
Series: General
Duration: 17 mins 32 secs
Some people expect that Christianity is a place where we lead an easier life. Visiting pastor Tom Pietsch points out that we are following Christ, and Christ suffered. And strangely, it is through our sufferings that God makes us the servants and witnesses that we prayed to be. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 22]
Where the Heart Is
10:30am, Sunday, October 14, 2018
Passage: Mark 10:17-31
Series: General
Duration: 20 mins 14 secs
Visiting pastor Wilhelm Stern considers the rich young man who asked advice from Jesus, and got more than he bargained for. He walked away, sad. Would we have reacted any differently? Can we? [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 21]
Faith Freedom Future
8:30am, Sunday, October 7, 2018
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 57 secs
Lay reader Marlene Pietsch presents this sermon written by national Bishop John Henderson in advance of the previous Friday afternoon's Synod vote that narrowly missed the required two-thirds majority to allow the ordination of women as well as men. [Organ - Pentecost 20]
A Call to Healing
10:30am, Sunday, September 30, 2018
Passage: James 5:13-20
Series: General
Duration: 12 mins 11 secs
Lay reader Sue Westhorp talks about the kinds of healing that we find in our community of ordinary, broken people. How is this possible? [Organ - Pentecost 19]
Who Is the Greatest?
10:30am, Sunday, September 23, 2018
Passage: James 9:30-37
Series: General
Duration: 14 mins 52 secs
Lay reader Sue Westhorp ponders the thrust for power that seems so much a part of our human nature. Even the disciples walking with Jesus were discussing who was the greatest, and who would hold positions of honour in the coming kingdom. Is this part of our make-up, too? [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 18]
Who Do You Say I Am?
8:30am, Sunday, September 16, 2018
Passage: Mark 8:27-38
Series: General
Duration: 17 mins 12 secs
Visiting Pastor Brett Kennett probes the clash between Peter and Jesus about the nature of the Messiah's calling. But then he turns the question around, because it is so topic in today's selfie age. Who are we? Where is our worth? [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 17]
Blessed Are Those Whose Help Is in the Lord
10:30am, Sunday, September 9, 2018
Passage: Mark 7:24-36
Series: General
Duration: 20 mins 25 secs
Visiting Pastor David Bryce explores the direction and purpose of the help God offers us -- which may not be at all what we expected. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 16]
Knowing the Commander's Intent
8:30am, Sunday, September 2, 2018
Passage: John 10:11-18
Series: General
Duration: 26 mins 21 secs
In the military, officers are trained so that, even when they cannot contact their commander, they still know what to do, exactly as the commander wants them to do it. We have our mental habits that sometimes limit our freedom, because we forget our Commander's intent, even though Jesus left very clear guidance, over and over again. His intent is that we have faith in him, and that we love just as he has loved us. As visiting Pastor Fred Veerhuis makes clear, that's a tall order — fortunately, he also empowers us. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 15]
The Forgiveness Choice
10:30am, Sunday, August 26, 2018
Passage: John 8:2-11
Series: General
Duration: 31 mins 20 secs
Visiting Pastor Fred Veerhuis gives us deep background on what was really going on with the woman caught in adultery, and provides a fresh insight into the cost of forgiveness. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 14]
Walking in Wisdom
8:30am, Sunday, August 19, 2018
Series: General
Duration: 22 mins 13 secs
To complete his time with us, visiting Pastor Dean Zweck explores the common theme of Wisdom in today's readings. What does it mean, in our own times, to live wisely? [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 13]