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”

Is it Easter, or is it still Good Friday? – April 28, 2020

The only possible answer to the question above… is Yes. Yes, it’s Easter. And yes, it’s still Good Friday. Here in Nova Scotia, people are senselessly dead for no good reason, sacrificed to the twin gods of ego and self destruction.  Family, friends, neighbours and co-workers around the province are in shock.  Communities, already isolatedContinue reading “Is it Easter, or is it still Good Friday? – April 28, 2020”