Recent spiritual gatherings

April 11, 2021The poetry and prose of Easter — On the second Sunday of Easter, we heard John’s account of Easter morning (John 20:1-18) and reflected further on the meaning of resurrection * Order of service (PDF)

April 4, 2021The two souls of Easter — On Easter Sunday, we heard the end of the Gospel of Mark (Mark 16 — the empty tomb) and reflected on the mystery and meaning of resurrection

April 2, 2021Good Friday and “Hurt” — I offered a reflection on a music video by Johnny Cash — Ian

March 28, 2021 — On Palm/Passion Sunday, we heard the story of Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem (Mark 11) and then sang and read our way through the rest of Holy Week as we celebrate the sacrament of communion * Order of service (PDF). To watch a video of the complete service, click here.

March 21, 2021 — On the fifth Sunday of Lent, David Faber offered a reflection on having a “Clean Heart.” To watch a video of the complete service, click here.

March 14, 2021 — “All of me” — On the fourth Sunday in Lent, we celebrated P.I.E. Day (“Public, Intentional, and Explicit“) and the church’s Affirming status.

March 7, 2021Chosen families — On the third Sunday in Lent, we heard a story about Jesus’ family (Mark 3:20-21, 31-35) and reflected on recent changes in family life.

February 28, 2021 — “Goodbye to all that” — On the second Sunday in Lent, we heard a story the church calls the Transfiguration (Mark 9:2-9) and reflected on traditions that we might want to leave behind in changed circumstances.

February 21, 2021 — Serious business — On the first Sunday in Lent, we heard Jesus’ call to take up the cross (Mark 8:27-36) and reflected on what we mean by death and resurrection. We also celebrated the sacrament of communion.

February 14, 2021Healing communities — On Valentine’s Day, we completed the first chapter of Mark (Mark 1:29-45) and reflected on what we mean by healing and salvation.

February 7, 2021 Words of power — We read further into Mark (Mark 1:21-28, Jesus teaches with authority) and reflected on what authority means to us today.

January 31, 2021 — The Worship Committee led the service. It included some favourite songs and a discussion of the various roles people play in the life of Mill Woods United * Video of the complete service

January 24, 2021Just how near is the kingdom? — We read further into Mark (Mark 1:14-20) and reflected on what “the call of Jesus” might mean in 2021 * Order of service (PDF file)

January 17, 2021What’s so good about The Good News? — We heard the beginning of the Gospel of Mark (Mark 1:1-13) and reflected on some of the many meanings of baptism and “The Good News” * Order of service (opens PDF file)

January 10, 2021“This is not who we are” — We celebrated Epiphany with a reading of the second chapter of Matthew and a reflection on the light and dark epiphanies revealed by the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6

January 3, 2021 — Beginner’s mind — On the second Sunday after Christmas, we heard the beginning of the Gospel of John (John 1:1-18, “In the beginning”) and reflected on the new year that lies ahead.

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