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um…Stewardship?

Anglicans are pretty cagey about Stewardship. Oh, we have workshops on 'time, treasure, talents', but we really tiptoe around the 'treasure' part. Maybe it's a hangover from the days when religion, politics and money were not suitable topics of conversation. Times change, don't they? In some ways. But we're still... Read More

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The Broken Chain

How do we learn language? Or gardening? Or baking? Or woodwork? Chances are, we learned from our parents and grandparents. Following them around. Getting underfoot. Begging to try to glue those boards or roll that pastry. We speak the language they spoke to us. We tend to hold the same worldview as they did. But... Read More

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Beer and Religion in Country Music by Ian McDonald

Beer and Religion in Country Music  by Ian McDonald It seems in Country music that God, Religion and Beer go together like cake and ice cream.  There is a recurring theme in country music and it is Religion.  Some songs tackle the subject in an inspirational way, some as the theme in a story, and some in a light... Read More

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The still small voice

The still small voice of God...but how to hear it? In today's scripture reading, we heard how Samuel was called--literally called!--loudly enough to wake him from sleep. Called three times before Eli figured out who whas doing the calling. The long history of the church is full of accounts of those who have heard... Read More

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Religion in Modern Music by Ian McDonald

Religion in Modern Music.  by Ian McDonald Since I was about 14 years old music has been a place of refuge and imagination.  So, I thought it would be fun to explore some of my favourite songs from my library of about 5,000 songs in seven different language which I find curious, inspirational, or explore God and... Read More

Who--me?

Fr. Gordon used this Cursillo prayer during his sermon on Sunday, Sept. 3rd. It's a great piece that should be read--and reread!   Who--Me? and the Lord said--”Go!” and I said, who me? and He said, yes, you and I said But I’m not ready yet and there’s company coming and I can’t leave the kids and you know there’s... Read More

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A Church for all seasons; a season for all churches.

As with friends, so it is with churches. You surround yourself with people, some meeting the need for conversation, some who share the same hobbies, some who become friends simply because they move in next door. This group of friends may stay constant over the years or it may change, as your interests... Read More

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You are the light

Several centuries ago in a mountain village in Europe, a wealthy nobleman wondered what legacy he should leave to his townspeople. He made a good decision. He decided to build them a church. No one was permitted to see the plans or the inside of the church until it was finished. At its grand opening, the people... Read More

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Christ has no body now on earth but yours

Christ has no body now on earth but yours... What do we make of that opening line from a prayer by St. Teresa of Avila? What a huge responsibility, you might think. What a huge burden. Yet our faith tells us that we will not be given a burden that is too heavy for us. Look further into the prayer. Yours are the... Read More

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Filling Every Pew

Did that heading make you smile? Or hope? Or remember the past? Remembering the past, really is the answer. Back in the day...and I mean waaay back in the day, Anglicanism became the state religion of England. The church OF England. In a sermon preached by Rev. Patrick Reid in Osoyoos, he recounted how our... Read More