Moment of Clarity With Rev. Lorrie Daly-Price
Boxing Day Service

Boxing Day Service

December 29, 2021

“Did you know Boxing Day was originally a day to give rather than receive? Before Boxing Day came to be associated with turkey sandwiches, football, and discounts, it was known as a day to serve people in need. Historically, the church visited those most vulnerable on Boxing Day and gave them money and gifts. The day wasn’t about giving―it was about giving our best.” (excerpt from united-church.ca)

 

This will be a special service highlighting how we give including our time, talents and donations to the church. Giving is about more than making a gift. It’s about lighting the way for everyone. 

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

December 29, 2021

There are many kinds of nights. Some nights embrace us with a holy light, coming from a place within yet beyond the stars. Christmas Eve is among them. We feel a silent night deeper than all nights and filled with tenderness and love. Amid these feeling we are touched by God's listening and empathy, by that side of God which shares in the joys and sufferings of all living beings, everywhere, with a tender care that nothing be lost.

May your Christmas this year be filled to the brim with meaning, love and thankfulness ready to be spilled out in the lives of others as we walk in God’s footsteps and share in the light. The stars are shining brightly. 

Prepare the Way!

Prepare the Way!

December 6, 2021

This week we have a number of key scripture readings. It is one of those weeks where it is hard to just concentrate on one of them. In Luke’s gospel we have the entrance of John the Baptist who is the hinge to the salvation story. We also hear an Old Testament reading from the book of Malachi which is the end of the old story. In effect we hear Luke saying: “God told you the Messiah would come. You've had enough indications that the news would be announced when it was time. So, why should you now be surprised with this news?”

 

Luke lays out the world situation and all the players, those with political and religious power. Then to make things abundantly clear he refers back to the Prophet Isaiah. He wasn’t telling them anything new. Here is the link to the past and the connection to the future. 

 

John the Baptist was simply the courier, the welcomer, the preparer, the reminder, whose message was, and still is, designed to get the people’s attention. His message, the King of Kings is coming! Get yourselves ready. 

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