Day of Thanksgiving – October 7, 2018

Rev. Lyle McKenzie      Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria Joel 2:21-27 / Psalm 126 / 1 Timothy 2:1-7 / Matthew 6:25-33 Let’s pray… God, we hear Jesus’ words about not worrying and feel like we have little faith when we do. Move us beyond our fear to seek your dominion and righteousness … [Read more…]

Pentecost 18 – September 23, 2018

Rev. Lyle McKenzie Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria Proverbs 31:10-31 / Psalm 1 / James 3:13-4:3,7-8a / Mark 9:30-37 Jesus doesn’t give up on his followers, even when they don’t understand, even when their minds are on earthly things of greatness and power, that couldn’t be more in contrast “on the way” with Jesus … [Read more…]

Pentecost 17 – Holy Cross   September 16, 2018  

Rev. Lyle McKenzie  Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria Proverbs 1:20-33 / Psalm 19 / James 3:1-12 / Mark 8:27-38 There’s a blessed lot going on today: Holy Cross, Holy Creation, Holy Baptism, Holy Communion – Holy, Holy, Holy. There’s a holy lot going on, and what’s it mean, what can we do? And, holy, … [Read more…]

Pentecost 16 – September 9, 2018

Rev. Lyle McKenzie Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria Proverbs 22:1-2,8-9,22-23 / Psalm 125 / James 2:1-17 / Mark 7:24-37 The rich and poor have this in common: the Lord is the maker of them all. Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity, and the rod of anger will fail. Those who are generous are blessed, … [Read more…]

Pentecost 14 – August 26, 2018

Rev. Lyle McKenzie    Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria 1 Kings 8:1,6,10-11,22-30,41-43 / Psalm 84 / Ephesians 6:10-20 / John 6:56-69 Thank you God, thank you Jesus, for bread. Do you love bread? I love bread. I didn’t grow up in a home of home baked bread. Nor are we one. Some of … [Read more…]

Pentecost 13 –  August 19, 2018

Rev. Lyle McKenzie – Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria 1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14 / Psalm 111 / Ephesians 5:15-20 / John 6:51-58 “That’s a big table…” The National Anglican Lutheran Worship Conference was in Victoria in July, and one of the sessions and worship times was at Church of the Cross. It brought people … [Read more…]

Pentecost 8 – July 15, 2018

Rev. Lyle McKenzie – Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria 2 Samuel 6:1-5,12b-19 / Psalm 24 / Ephesians 1:3-14 / Mark 6:14-29 “Kingdom Rocks! Standing Strong for God” was the name and theme of the children’s day camp this past week at St. Luke, with St. George’s Anglican and ourselves. Over 40 children and close … [Read more…]

Pentecost 6 – July 1, 2018  

Rev. Lyle McKenzie     Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria 2 Samuel 1:1,17-27 / Psalm 130 / 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 / Mark 5:21-43 It has to be one of the most compelling Gospel stories about Jesus – actually two of the most compelling, as a story within a story. A healing within a resurrection … [Read more…]

Pentecost 4 – June 17, 2018   

Rev. Lyle McKenzie    Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria 1 Samuel 8:4-20, 11:14-15 /  Psalm 138 /  2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 / Mark 3:20-35 Words, the importance of words, words of wisdom, Jesus’ parables, showing us the dominion of God, that’s near. We had the privilege of being present for our oldest granddaughter’s confirmation … [Read more…]