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…]

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…]