Archive | June 2016

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National Aboriginal Day and Acknowledgment of Traditional Territory

This is a version of the opening devotion for a meeting of the Trinity United Church Council, held on Wednesday, June 22: Tuesday, June 21 was National Aboriginal Day, first proclaimed in 1996 by then-Governor General Roméo LeBlanc, to recognize and celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. […]

Every child is precious (June 19, 2016)

(I am still catching up on posting my teaching times from past Sundays, but given the events of the last week, I wanted to put my effort for Father’s Day ahead of the others. We began the Father’s Day service with a joyous celebration of new life, the blessing of a child. Just before the […]

“Hit the road” (from Jan. 24, 2016)

“Hit the road, Jack”. That’s basically what people in Jesus’ home synagogue said. Actually, they went beyond hit the road, to hit whatever’s at the bottom of the cliff they wanted to toss him over. So what happened to Jesus on that day? Things started out well. Jesus read a familiar passage from the scroll […]