Posturing vs. Purposing

Posturing vs. Purposing 4th Sunday after Pentecost Pastor Mitch Coggin June 25, 2023 Proper 7A I’m sure you remember the early days of COVID when we were trying to figure out how best to be vigilant against a virus that was infecting persons right and left. The basics were: keeping two-meter distance, wearing a mask,… Continue reading Posturing vs. Purposing

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Traveling Wisely

Traveling Wisely 3rd Sunday after Pentecost Pastor Mitch Coggin June 18, 2023 Proper 6A Obviously, I have been away of late…traveling both within Canada and to visit family in Indiana and Ohio. Over these last 27 days, we have traveled over 4600 KM to reach our Montreal destination and over 4100 km to reach Indiana… Continue reading Traveling Wisely

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The Adventure of it

The Adventure of it 2nd Sunday after Pentecost Harold Mcnabb June 11, 2023 2nd Sunday after Pentecost The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I… Continue reading The Adventure of it

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Conversations with the Nations

Conversation with the Nations Trinity Rev. Wayne Stretch June 4, 2023 Trinity In the scriptures these past weeks, we’ve been reading Luke’s description of the early days of the church that has been called a Christian Camelot – a marvellous harmony of souls beloved by others and demonstrating the impact of the resurrection in their… Continue reading Conversations with the Nations

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Encourage!

Encourage! Pentecost Pastor Mitch Coggin May 28, 2023 Pentecost A Last week, I was in Montreal at Presbyterian College to teach at the 2nd annual Encouragement Conference. The conference invited pastoral leaders to focus on encouragement and renewal through worship and reflection. The conference was held in conjunction with graduation week. How fitting that former… Continue reading Encourage!

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Patience, Power and Prayers

Patience, Powers and Prayers Easter Dirk Ryneveld May 21, 2023 Easter A I received a phone call recently from our interim moderator, Wayne Stretch, asking if I was available to lead the service this morning. At the end of our conversation he casually said, “by the way it is “Ascension Sunday”, but that I did… Continue reading Patience, Power and Prayers

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Love in Action

Love in Action Pentecost Pastor Mitch Coggin May 14, 2023 Easter A In John 14, Jesus said, “If you love me, keep my commandments.” How do we love God? What are Jesus’ commandments? How do you act when you love someone? Consider something or someone that you love like your grandchild. You want to spend… Continue reading Love in Action

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Knowing Whose We Are

Knowing Whose We Are Easter Pastor Mitch Coggin May 7, 2023 Easter 5A I invite you to consider that who we were in the past is not who we are now or who we might be in the future. And, where we were in the past or where we are now, and is not where… Continue reading Knowing Whose We Are

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The Faith We Live

The Faith We Live Easter Pastor Mitch Coggin April 30, 2023 Easter 4A Our scripture is found in the 23rd Psalm, a passage you know well. No matter what translation of this scripture you know, it is a scripture about hope. We most often hear this Psalm read at a funeral. However, Psalm 23 is… Continue reading The Faith We Live

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