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New Year’s resolutions: Wake up! Be ready! — Judy Cox

Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44
This is the 1st Sunday of Advent; today we begin a new season of the Christian year, AND a new Year (Year A) in the three-year lectionary cycle. Have you ever seen a calendar of the Christian year? Let me show you this one, subtitled, “A Christian seasons calendar.” It begins with the 1st Sunday [...]



Christ The King Sunday — Elizabeth Ahern

Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 46; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43
When I was a sophomore in high school, I wrote a persuasive paper on how and why abortion should be called murder. I used my freshly acquired skills in calligraphy (this is the times before beautiful fonts) to make my title page look dramatic [...]



Now What? – Bob Munshaw

Isaiah 12; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19
The year was 1988 and I was 19 years old. I had just begun my second year of Bible college. It was my time to make a political statement. As long as I can remember, I have been interested in politics. I versed myself on the issues, and supported the underdog third party (who in Canada’s political system actually has a chance). I felt like the New Democratic Party shared my Christian values [...]



The Posture Of A Saint (All Saints Day) – Jesse Tyrrell

Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18; Psalm 149; Ephesians 1:11-23; Luke 6:20-31
Every Tuesday morning I have the opportunity to share breakfast with my good friend Jim Reinhard. He always orders 1 sausage burrito with hot sauce, a senior coffee with three creams and two Splendas, and a cup of water. After we both order and pay for our food we play a game. We look at our receipt numbers and compare [...]