Relections Archives

January 20, 2019 – Catalyst for Hope

Text:  John 2:1-11 Last Sunday, I spoke about the anti-pipeline protest in northern BC, and how it uncovered the complicated issue of the Indigenous and settler relationship in this country. I confessed how my encounter with Indigenous people has led me to admit a particular worldview many of us share that has caused the most(…)

January 13, 2019 – Rethinking Worldview

Text: Isaiah 43: 1-7 The tone of my reflection today was shaped by what I saw last week. Militarized police confronted unarmed Indigenous people with assault and sniper rifles and made 14 arrests. Those who were arrested were doing what their ancestors had always done, protecting their sacred lands and upholding their laws. This image,(…)

January 6, 2019 – The Road Less Traveled

Text:  Matthew 2: 1-12 Today we are celebrating the Epiphany of the Lord Sunday. Epiphany means manifestation or showing forth. We are invited to encounter God, who continues to be revealed in the creation, including the most unlikely people or places we can think of. The ordinary yet radical way of God’s intervention – born(…)

December 16, 2018 – Preparing a Space

                Reflection: What are you preparing for? As the daylight is getting shorter, our advent journey is going deeper. Each Sunday during the Advent we have a different theme that helps guide us in this time of waiting. So far we have explored darkness – how it is(…)

December 9, 2018 – Through Desire

              My reflection today will begin and end with a prayer, because it conveys far beyond what words alone can do. The following prayer comes from a book, All Desires Known written by Janet Morley. She said that the Christian life is about the integration of desire: our personal(…)

December 2, 2018 – Rethinking Darkness

Text:  Luke 21:25-36   Advent, for me, is so much more than an event or a certain period of time leading up to Christmas. Advent is a way of life. We take time to be fully present to the world around us because that’s where holiness resides. It requires our active participation. We slow down(…)

How The Church Changed My Life – Heather Ragot

Like so many stories we have heard over these last few weeks, my relationship with the church began as an infant at my baptism. Christian faith was a birthright given to me by my parents and claimed on the day of my baptism. My parents and the assembled believers at Church on that day prayed(…)

November 11, 2018 – Becoming a Lover

Text:  Mark 10:17-31 Today we celebrate Remembrance Sunday. We remember and say thank you to those who served and sacrificed in times of war and conflict. So many lives were lost, so many people were injured, and the intergenerational trauma of war has been real to many of us. We take time to remember, acknowledging(…)

How the Church Changed My Life – Lori Jorgenson

How the Church Changed my life, and yes, how the church changed me. The church has been my rock. The church has always been a solid foundation for me. One place I could always come back to and it did not matter why I was absent or for how long. My parents set this firm(…)

November 4, 2018 – Eat Your Food

Text: John 6:48 – 58 We live in a death denying culture. When we go to a grocery store to buy meat, for example, we don’t see the slaughtering process, which is bloody and nasty. What we see is the meat wrapped in the plastic package. You probably have seen the hideous part of killing(…)