Easter 4 – May 7, 2017

Rev. Lyle McKenzie      Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria Acts 2:42-47; Psalm 23; 1 Peter 2:19-25; John 10:1-10 Our National church has encouraged congregations to recognize this Sunday as a “Day of prayer for vocations in rostered ministry.” Although that may seem a little obscure, it is a day to pray for deacons/diaconal ministers … [Read more…]

Easter Festival – April 16, 2017

Rev. Lyle McKenzie      Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria Acts 10:34-43 Ps.118:1-2,14-24 Colossians 3:1-4 Matt. 28:1-10   Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed, Alleluia! They are a bit eclectic, the thoughts for this Easter morning’s sermon. In summary: earthquakes, fantastic, Ed Sheeran, Supermarket Flowers, trembling, “Don’t be afraid,” “Go!” and “ways everlasting.” I … [Read more…]

Easter Morning – April 16, 2017

Rev. Lyle McKenzie     Lutheran Church of the Cross Isaiah 25:6-10a, Psalm 114:7-8, John 20:1-18   Trembling, maybe just from the cold… we come here together. Did you hear Jesus’ question to Mary? Not only “Why are you weeping?” by the angels and Jesus. A question that would be cruel, if it wasn’t spoken … [Read more…]

Lent 5  –  April 2, 2017

Rev. Lyle McKenzie      Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:6-11; John 11:1-45   (Breathe deeply before and after this Gospel reading, big deep breaths that you can hear… consciously through the reading) Let’s review this year’s journey of Lent: Lent 1 – In the wilderness of temptation but assured … [Read more…]

Lent 4 – March 26, 2017

Rev. Lyle McKenzie      Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria 1Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41   (…invited to continue to keep your eyes closed for this meditation on the story, if you wish… may risk going to sleep…) It is a marvelous story… carefully told to show what it speaks of… healing … [Read more…]

Lent 3 –  March 19, 2017

Rev. Lyle McKenzie      Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-11; John 4:5-42 At the ELCIC National Convention this summer, we are planning a National Reformation Commemoration Worship on the Friday evening of the convention. It will take place at St. Gianna Beretta Molla Roman Catholic Church in south Winnipeg. … [Read more…]

Lent 2 – March 12, 2017

Rev. Lyle McKenzie      Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria Genesis 12:1-4a; Psalm121; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; John 3:1-17 Last Sunday, the first Sunday of Lent, we heard and Clark spoke about, Jesus’ temptation/testing/trials in the wilderness. Three times he was tempted/tested by the devil/evil, and three times Jesus responded by saying “it is written.” Jesus … [Read more…]

Lent 1 – March 5, 2017

Rev. Clark Wilkie         Lutheran Church of the Cross Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7, Psalm 32, Romans 5:12-19, Matthew 4:1-11 Remember Who You Are! I’m going to throw a philosophical question at you.  Was Jesus the Son of God because he overcame temptation, or did he overcome temptation because he was the son of … [Read more…]

Transfiguration of Our Lord – February 26th, 2017

Rev. Lyle McKenzie      Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 2; 2 Peter 1:16-2; Matthew 17:1-9   Have you seen a vision? What was it like? Did it change you? Could it change others?  Could it change the world? Our answers depend in part on how we understand the word “vision.” Is … [Read more…]