Sermons and Prayers

There were five children in the McDonald family.  With two parents that was quite a crowd at the dinner table.  My father sat at one end of the table, my mother on the long edge to his right.  My older brother sat down the other end.  My younger brother … (read more…)

Psalm 144 is a Passover psalm and no doubt that is why the lectionary uses it at Easter.

It celebrates the physical events from the Exodus out of Egypt and the desert wanderings in a poetic way – the Red Sea looked and … (read more…)

What river runs through your life?

Maybe you lived by it.  Maybe you holidayed beside it.

What did your river teach you?

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You know the story of the Emperor’s new clothes.

The Emperor was a very vain man.  He loved fine clothes.  A parade was coming up on his Imperial calendar; it was time to get a new outfit.  So tailors were invited to come up … (read more…)

We have heard the story of Esther- the courageous wife and queen. We have heard the story of Ruth, the loyal and loving daughter in law. Today we come to the story of Mary, a woman who is famous for being a mother – the mother of Jesus.

Amid Catholic and orthodox circles Mary receives a lot more … (read more…)

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