Sixth Sunday after Epiphany –   February 12, 2017

Rev. Lyle McKenzie              Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria Deut. 30:15-20 Ps.119:1-8 1Corinthians 3:1-9 Matthew 5:17-37 On the Native Women’s Association of Canada website there are stories of missing and murdered indigenous women. Each story begins with these words: For years, communities have pointed to the high numbers … [Read more…]

A Big Thank You to All from Intern Pastor Aneeta Saroop – January 29, 2017

To The Congregation/Council: Thank you for being a congregation that supports vocational training for candidates for ordained ministry. When Melissa and Carolina heard that I was coming here for my internship, they both said something along the same lines: “prepare to be loved”. And you know…I thought…well…yeah…maybe….It’s kind of like when your daughter brings home … [Read more…]

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany – January 29, 2017

Rev. Lyle McKenzie           Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria Micah 6:1-8; Psalm 15; 1Corinthians 1:18-31; Matthew 5:1-12   Aneeta decided not to preach today on this her final Sunday as intern Pastor in this community. Though that was a debate between us, here I am preaching. She also asked to lead much of … [Read more…]

Second Sunday after Epiphany – January 15, 2017  

Intern Pastor Aneeta Saroop                Lutheran Church of the Cross Isaiah 49:1-7; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; Psalm 40:1-11; John 1:29-42  Let us pray: God, may these words proclaimed and our meditations pondered be blessed in your sight for the sake of your light in the world, Jesus the Christ, Our … [Read more…]

Christmas Day – December 25, 2016

Rev. Lyle McKenzie                Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98, Hebrews 1:1-12, John 1:1-14 I have been carrying around a song in my head for some time. I first heard it in the summer, on a greatest hits album by Tracy Chapman. “Save Us All” … [Read more…]

Fourth Sunday of Advent – December 18, 2016

Rev. Lyle McKenzie    Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria Isaiah 7:10-16; Psalm 80:1-7,17-19; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25   Christmas comes quickly every year. But this Advent, reading from the Gospel of Matthew, it arrives a full week early. We heard what the first sentence of the Gospel reading said: “Now the birth of … [Read more…]

Third Sunday of Advent – December 11, 2016

Intern Pastor Aneeta Saroop                     Lutheran Church of the Cross Isaiah 35:1-10; Luke 1:46b-55; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11  At the Crossroads…in this third Sunday of Advent, God prepares the way as we wrestle with Holy Questions, and prophetic words of revolution. Together with our brokenness, our endurance … [Read more…]