Sermons on Luke

Dec 24: Early Service (6 pm) – Unwrapping the Gifts of Christmas

The Story of Christmas: The Gospel of Matthew/LukeUnwrapping the Gifts of Christmas: Mary and Joseph The Story of Christmas: The Gospel of LukeUnwrapping the Gifts of Christmas: Angels and Shepherds The Story of Christmas: The Gospel of MatthewUnwrapping the Gifts of Christmas: Wise Ones The Story of Christmas: The Gospel of JohnUnwrapping the Gifts of…

Avent 3 – Lessons & carols

Isaiah 40:1-8 Comfort, comfort my people!    says your God.2 Speak compassionately to Jerusalem,        and proclaim to her that her compulsory service has ended,    that her penalty has been paid,    that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins! 3 A voice is crying out:“Clear the Lord’s way in the desert!    Make a level highway in the wilderness for our God!4 Every…

Advent 2 White Gift – Nothing is impossible: Joy in Connection

Scripture Reading (CEB) Luke 1:24-45 24 Afterward, his wife Elizabeth became pregnant. She kept to herself for five months, saying, 25 “This is the Lord’s doing. He has shown his favor to me by removing my disgrace among other people.” 26 When Elizabeth was six months pregnant, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a city in Galilee, 27 to a…

Advent 1 Hanging of the Greens: How Can I Be Sure – Acknowledging our Weariness

Scripture Reading (CEB) Luke 1:5-23 5 During the rule of King Herod of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah. His wife Elizabeth was a descendant of Aaron. 6 They were both righteous before God, blameless in their observance of all the Lord’s commandments and regulations. 7 They had no children because…

April 9: Easter Sunrise

Join us outdoors on the Labyrinth for our Easter Sunrise communion service.This service will not be streamed or recorded. Scripture     Luke 24:1-12 1-3 At the crack of dawn on Sunday, the women came to the tomb carrying the burial spices they had prepared. They found the entrance stone rolled back from the tomb, so they walked in.…

April 7: Good Friday

Today we join with Calvary Memorial United Church and Forest Hill United Church to share the story of Good Friday. The Lesson of the Betrayal(Matthew 26:1-4, 14-16; Mark 14:43-48, 53) The Lesson of Denial(Mark 14:60-64; John 18:25-27) The Lesson of the Trial(Matthew 27:1-2, 11-14, 22-26; John 18:29-31, 33, 36-37; 19:1-2) The Lesson of the Crucifixion(John…

Dec 25: Christmas Morning

Scripture Reading (First Nations Version) Luke 2:1-7 When the time drew close for Bitter Tears (Mary) to have her child, the government of the People of Iron (Romans) ordered that the people be numbered and put on government rolls. This happened during the time that Powerful Protector (Quirinius) was the governor of Bright Sun (Syria).…

Advent 4: Lessons & Carols

1st Lesson  The prophet proclaims good news to a people in exile Isaiah 40:1-8 Comfort, O comfort my people,    says your God.2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,    and cry to herthat she has served her term,    that her penalty is paid,that she has received from the Lord’s hand    double for all her sins. 3 A voice cries out:‘In the wilderness prepare the way…