Looking down, not up

L’Ascension du Seigneur/Ascension Day 2017—Pourquoi restez-vous là ?           Pourquoi restez-vous là à regarder vers le ciel ?  Je trouve que c’est une excellente question à demander aux disciples un peu émerveillé de voir Jésus soudainement disparaître dans les cieux.  En ce jour de l’Ascension—jour où nous avons la promesse que le Christ va revenir parmi nous […]

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Christian Trouble

  HOMILY—5th Sunday after Easter—Meeting Stephen            In the name of the holy and undivided Trinity, one God now and forever.  Amen.            Many things can happen when you wear a clerical collar in public.  I’ve heard stories of clergy being verbally assaulted, even spat upon.  Compared to that, my experience has been […]

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What if Jesus had said no?

GOOD FRIDAY 2017—SERMON—Rev. Dr. D.L. Boisvert          In the name of the one, holy and undivided Trinity: Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.  Amen.          Ask yourself the question.  What if Jesus had said no?  What if he had chosen not to die on the cross?  He certainly could have done that.  Like all of us, he […]

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“I Am Joseph”

It was an incredibly nerve-wracking three days.  If any of you have ever lost a child for any period of time, you know how upsetting and frightening it can be.  Can you imagine three whole days? Yet there he was, sitting calmly in the temple discussing the finer points of the Law, when his mother […]

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Be Holy as I Am Holy

Au nom de la sainte et indivise Trinité, un seul Dieu, maintenant et pour toujours.  Amen. I want to begin by expressing my warmest heartfelt gratitude for the multiple ways in which you have supported and nourished me during this especially trying time: through your prayers, your messages of support and hope, your generous offers […]

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God’s Generosity and Our Own

5 February 2017— In the name of the one, holy and undivided Trinity: Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.  Amen. “And I came to you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling.”  I think these words from today’s reading from First Corinthians are an especially good beginning for a sermon about money.  I jest, of […]

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God in Our Flesh

In the name of the one, holy and undivided trinity: Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.  Amen.          He was born in a small backward province of a mighty empire, a refugee in his own land.  His family was forced to be on the move because government bureaucrats decreed it.  He came not from wealth and status, […]

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That Irritating John the Baptist

Come, Lord Jesus, come.  In the name of the holy and undivided Trinity, one God now and forever.  Amen. I don’t know about you, but people who are always putting a negative spin on things really get me down.  They are the doomsayers, the party poopers.  They are the ones who will always see the […]

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Why Remember?

  REMEMBRANCE DAY—6 November 2016—Why Remember?            In the name of the one, holy and undivided Trinity: Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.  Amen.            Dans mon bureau à la maison, je garde une photo de ma mère, qui est morte lorsque je n’avais que treize ans.  Cette photo ne remplacera jamais ma mère, mais […]

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Bargaining with God

In the name of the one, holy and undivided Trinity: Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.  Amen. When was the last time you bargained with God, or even talked back to God?  Perhaps, in fact, it was only recently.  Perhaps you or someone close to you is dealing with a serious personal or health issue, and you […]

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