Stand up straight!

Isaiah 58 : 9b-14  If you remove the yoke from among you, the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil, if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday.  Luke 13:10-17  Now he […]

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Pay forward unconditional love

Pentecost 10 – Year C – 18 August 2019 Jer 23:23-29; Ps 82; Heb 11 :29-12 :2; Luke 10:25-37 “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! Do […]

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Life’s stuff – vain treasures

Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23  Vanity of vanities, says the Teacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. I, the Teacher, when king over Israel in Jerusalem, applied my mind to seek and to search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven; it is an unhappy business that God has given to human beings to […]

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Only One Thing Is Needful

Sermon for July 21, 2019 at Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal Vivian Lewin Readings: Genesis 18:1-10a, Psalm 15, Colossians 1:15-28, Luke 10:38-42 Today’s scriptures offer us two pairs of readings which show salvation in action. Working backwards… the story of Martha and Mary is perhaps the one we know best. Luke tells many stories of banquets […]

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Deut 30:9-14; Ps 25.1-10; Col 1:1-14; Luke 10:25-37 “The word is very near to you; it is in your mouth and in your heart for you to observe” It’s been a busy few days in the life of the Anglican church of Canada, as the General Synod meets in Vancouver until Tuesday.  General Synod is […]

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