Worship for the Home, with a twist!

Hi everyone. This week, we are doing something rather different. Because we are no longer stuck in our buildings for worship, this week’s service is a joint venture between the congregations of the Lunenburg Lutheran Parish (Zion in Lunenburg and Grace in First South), the Rose Bay Parish (St. Matthew’s in Rose Bay), and St.Continue reading “Worship for the Home, with a twist!”

Worship for the Home for July 12

As we work our way through this summer of 2020, we are blessed to be reminded that we do not go alone. The Bishops of our church, as well as their Assistants, are preparing reflections for each Sunday of the summer. This week’s message come from Deaconess Michelle Collins, Assistant to the Bishop of the Manitoba/NorthwestContinue reading “Worship for the Home for July 12”

Worship in Interesting Times

At the beginning of this year, we thought the big news story of 2020 was going to be the election campaign in the U.S. Then it was going to be the uncontrolled wildfires burning in Australia. Then it was going to be Covid-19. Then it was going to be “murder hornets.” Now it’s the murderContinue reading “Worship in Interesting Times”

Worship for June 7, 2020

This is Holy Trinity Sunday. It’s an anomaly as far as church festivals go. It’s not based on a story (like Pentecost or the Epiphany).  It’s not celebrating part of Jesus’ life (like Christmas or Easter).  It’s not remembering a person (like one of the saints or martyrs). Instead, it’s proclaiming a doctrine, a teaching,Continue reading “Worship for June 7, 2020”

Happy Birthday, Church!

May 31st is Pentecost Sunday this year, the traditional day we remember the beginning of the church as a community. As you know, I am currently working with 4 different communities: Lunenburg, First South, Rose Bay and Feltzen South. As you also know, thanks to Covid-19, we are not able to gather in our churchContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Church!”

The End of Easter

This was not the Easter season we were looking for. And as it draws to a close, we still cannot see the end of the pandemic. But we still cannot see the ending of hungry children in our world. Or violence against people who are different, simply because they are different. Or murdered and missingContinue reading “The End of Easter”

The Good News is Challenge Before it is Comfort

The Good News of God’s love for us is the core of what we are about as church. It is literally the bottom line.  If we lose that, we’ve lost everything that matters. The challenge is that God’s love calls US to love as we have been loved.  We are called to care for othersContinue reading “The Good News is Challenge Before it is Comfort”

Worship during Pandemic – May 6, 2020

“We can’t gather as the church.” That’s what we are telling ourselves, isn’t it? Since health officials are telling us to keep practicing “Social Distancing,” we are forced to stay home on Sunday. (I’ll bet you already know where this is going, don’t you?) But we are not just The Church when we are sittingContinue reading “Worship during Pandemic – May 6, 2020”

Good Shepherd Sunday – May 1, 2020

This Sunday (May 3rd) is the 4th Sunday of the Easter Season. It is traditionally a Sunday to emphasize the care that God provides us, God’s people and, indeed, all of creation. In the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, we can find ourselves wondering about that care.  Is it still there?  Does is still apply?Continue reading “Good Shepherd Sunday – May 1, 2020”