Where are the gaps?

I started planning and discussing options for new ministry this fall that fill gaps --  ministry that will connect with the needs of more of our members and others.  Like many congregations, financial support for St. Andrew's has declined a bit from last year, and...

Mind, Body and Brain

My training in science and in the history of science confirm that, while we know a great deal, we still have much to discover and understand.   The book, Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership (Paulist Press, Revised edition 2015) includes some interesting research about...

Foresight, Vision, and Faith

Yesterday was Pentecost, a day in which we celebrate the gift and gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Today, while scanning for a book to use for spiritual reflection, I spotted and picked up Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership by James Sipe and Don Frick, and noticed a sticky...

Pentecost Ponderings

It is 2 days until Pentecost, an event with many different edges. It was originally a harvest festival, a time of hopefulness and gratitude.  I thank Pentecost for prompting lots of fun activities and events related to Pentecost.  There used to be a You Tube video of...

Pentecostal Wonder

Here is my story and message for Cross Connections, June 1, 2017 (A sad note about Walt:  while he was an exceptional leader in many ways, his antipathy to homosexuality and to critical examination of scripture spurred him to lead his congregation from the ELCA to the...

River Canoeing July 15

I just posted information about this on the Andychurch Outdoors Facebook page.  I would like to do a 1 day canoe trip on either the Bow River (between the Graves Bridge and a pick-up point at Fish Creek Park or further south and east) or the Sheep River (between...

Community Ministry Fund

Community Ministry Fund In Genesis, God is reported as making us in God’s image.  Above everything else, God is self-giving, and it when we give of ourselves that we are most like God.  One of my favourite offertory hymns, ”Your Work, O God, Needs Many Hands”, has the...

Gods or Idols

I was asked today for the first time for a copy of my message on Sunday.  Here is my story and message. God or Idols 2017 05 21 Acts 17:16-34 Paul at the Areopagus  Story: A Strange Dream I take the 2nd Commandment, do not make images of any created thing and worship...

Historical Irony and Victoria Day

Victoria Day approaches and irony reigns supreme. The first camping weekend for many families arrives with its promise of a special kind of freedom and escape from the busy life of the city.  I remember how many First Nations people treasure promises made to their...

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