Highlights this week :

Holy Week is April 13 to 20, see the details here

Maundy Thursday – 5pm Soup Supper, 7pm Meditative service, 8pm : Film ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

Good Friday 10:30am service – choral, hymns, readings (featuring Allegri’s Miserere)

Sunday April 6 – Easter Sunday  Doug preaching

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Sermon “The Jesus We Want”


April 13, 2014    Doug Norris

(Psalm 118, Matthew 21:1-11)

When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, “Who is this?” The crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Albert Schweitzer, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952, was a theologian, a music scholar, organist, medical doctor, and he spent much of his career in a small hospital he founded deep in the heart of the Congo. It was his response to the question of who Jesus is and the inevitable companion to that question : So, then – how shall I live? Read more ›

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Sermon: ‘Breaking Out’

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Karen J. Bowles – April 6, 2014

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This morning reading of the Ezekiel vision packs a punch doesn’t it? – Ezekiel in his valley of dry bones. I must admit my sleep over the last few weeks has been visited by dancing skeletons vast armies of the un-dead, ghouls and mummies aided not a little by the popular depictions of such things.  We are still two weeks away from Holy Week – a journey filled with – passion and despair and betrayal and derision and mounting tension overflowing into violence and death- And here we sit in the fifth Sunday of this season of  Lent – Read more ›

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Sermon : ‘Here’s Mud In Yer Eye’


Doug Norris  -  March 30, 2014

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To see the world in a grain of sand…

This was one of my favourite lines of poetry in high school. William Blake. In high school I was on the competitive poetry reading team. Perhaps you didn’t know such a thing even existed. We got very little press. None of the visible glory and cameraderie of the Senior Football Team.

 To see the world in a grain of sand, and heaven in a wild flower.

to hold infinity in the palm of the hand,

and eternity in an hour… Read more ›

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