May 9 Eastertide sermon

Rev Neil Whitehouse May 9 sermon Readings: Acts 10:44-48 (34-43 also useful) John 15:9-17 Today, my second Sunday as Minister, I begin by taking advantage of your being regularly here or encouraging you to be!   I want to note this three week period before one of the one most important Sundays of the Christian Year,

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May 2 sermon: Why are you here?

Rev Neil Whitehouse May 2, 2015 sermon ‘Why are you here?’ Reading : Acts 8:26-40, Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch ‘Why are you here?’ is a question I asked to myself when I was called by this church, to be your minister today. ‘Why are you here?’ Is a question I wish to ask you.

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Rev Frank’s June 28, 2014 sermon

“HERE I AM” Genesis 22: 1,7&11 June 28, 2014 Westmount Park United Church “After these things God tested Abraham. God said to him, ‘Abraham!’ And Abraham said, ‘Here I am.’” [Genesis 22:1] “Isaac said to his father Abraham, ‘Father!’ And Abraham said, ‘Here I am, my son.’” [Genesis 22:7] “The angel of the Lord called

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Readings for July 28, 2014

Genesis 22: 1‑14 After these things God tested Abraham. God said to him, “Abraham!” And Abraham said, “Here I am.” God said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains that I shall

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Rev Frank’s June 21, 2014 sermon

“DO NOT BE AFRAID” Genesis 21:17 June 21, 2014 Westmount Park United Church   What a fearful and awesome scene is painted by our reading from the book of Genesis, the story of Hagar and Ishmael being rescued from the brink of death after they have been driven out of Abraham’s household into the wilderness.

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Readings for June 21, 2014

Genesis 21: 8 21 Sarah’s child grew, and was weaned; and Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned. But Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, playing with her son Isaac. So she said to Abraham, “Cast out this slave woman with her

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Rev Frank’s June 14, 2014 sermon

OUR NEXT ASSIGNMENT June 14, 2014 Westmount Park United Church   For centuries the Christian Church has observed the Sunday after Pentecost as Trinity Sunday. That is why the gospel reading assigned to this week in the church year is the very end of Matthew’s gospel where Jesus tells his disciples to “Make disciples of

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Readings for June 14, 2014

Genesis 1:1 – 2:4 In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw

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Rev Frank’s June 7, 2014 sermon

“MANY GIFTS FROM ONE SPIRIT” I Corinthians 12:4 June 7, 2014 Westmount Park United Church In the second chapter of the Book of Acts Luke tells us that fifty days after Jesus’ resurrection, when his disciples were gathered together, they experienced the coming of the Holy Spirit, first as a noise like the rushing of

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Readings for June 7, 2014

Acts 2: 1 21 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested

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