From the Rector’s Study
I prefer communicating verbally rather than on paper or social media. COVID-19 has us living differently. I hope my messages provide a spiritual lift in these troubling times. – The Rev. Bryce Sangster
Sermon by the Rev. Mary Bell-Plouffe. I must confess that when I took a close look at the gospel assigned for this morning, I was disappointed. All through Easter, beginning with Maundy Thursday, we’ve been hearing the Gospel of John. Today, we’ve switched to Luke’s gospel.
I have a friend, a biblical storytelling colleague named Dennis Dewey. Dennis was actually the first person I heard do biblical storytelling, And it knocked my socks off — I thought ‘I could never do that’.
Video and Bulletin of Easter Sunday Service
Video and Bulletin of Good Friday Service
Video and Bulletin of Maundy Thursday Service
Video of Palm Sunday Service
Nancy Wright-DeKuyper, Christ Church Lay Reader – Forty days and forty nights….the season of Lent. But it seems that we have been living in this period for a much longer time due to the global pandemic of COVID-19. It feels much quieter for me, trying to focus on the meaning of this time, when it’s customary to give up or let go of something that matters.
Priest-in-Charge The Rev. Mary Bell-Plouffe – Last Sunday during coffee hour, we talked about the challenge of the 10 commandment passage we’d heard, and God being a jealous God,
punishing children to the 3rd and 4th generations for the sins of their parents. We wondered how that would be heard by today’s young people.
Priest-in-Charge The Rev. Mary Bell-Plouffe. – Martha was preparing supper when Eli came in from the Temple that night. Eli sat down heavily on the bench, and sighed. Martha knew her man well enough, after all these years,
to know when something was wrong.