Pentecost 16

September 4, 2016 Intern Pastor Aneeta Saroop Lutheran Church of the Cross Jeremiah 18:1-11; Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18; Philemon 1-21; Luke 14:25-33 At the Crossroads: Do we imagine “carrying the cross” and following Jesus in discipleship to be an act of life or one of death? As Jesus continues towards Jerusalem, releasing the burdens of the … [Read more…]

Holy Trinity Sunday

May 22, 2016 Rev. Lyle McKenzie Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31; Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15; I chose to use the feminine pronoun for the Gospel reading, because of the connection to the reading from Proverbs and its image of Wisdom as a woman, created by God from the beginning, “delighting” and “rejoicing” with God in … [Read more…]

Day of Pentecost

May 15, 2016 Intern Pastor Aneeta Saroop Acts 2:1-21, Ps. 104:24-34, 35b, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 Let us pray: God send your Sprit to move among us, stirring our hearts in the hearing of your Word; that we might yearn to know you in us, and love you in one another, for the sake of … [Read more…]

Seventh Sunday of Easter

May 8, 2016 Rev. Lyle McKenzie Acts 16:16-34 Ps. 97 Rev. 22:12-14,16-17,20-21 John 17:20-26 God, you are unity in yourself, one in Jesus and your Spirit and embrace humanity and your whole creation in this unity of love, praying we live the same for our neighbour, the earth and for you. Help us respond to … [Read more…]

Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 1, 2016 Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria Acts 16:9-15 Psalm 67 Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5 John 14:23-29 Give us vision, God, to guide our ways in connection with all people and all creation to fulfill the hope of a more caring and peaceful world in the spirit of Jesus. Amen. Visions figure prominently … [Read more…]

Fourth Sunday of Easter

April 17, 2016 Rev. Lyle McKenzie Acts 9:36-43; Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-30 It is one of the most endearing images – God as Good Shepherd, especially as it is imagined in Psalm 23 that we say or sing this morning. Not wanting for anything, but in green pastures and beside still waters, restoring … [Read more…]

Third Sunday of Easter

April 10, 2016 Rev. Lyle McKenzie      Lutheran Church of the Cross of Victoria Acts 9:1-20; Psalm 30; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19 These are quite the Easter readings: One the drama of a life transformation; One a song of complete reversal; One a new vision of worship for eternity; One an epilogue of returning to all … [Read more…]

Maundy Thursday Reflection

March 24, 2016 Intern Pastor Aneeta Saroop                   Lutheran Church of the Cross John 13:1-17, 31b-35 “The gospel reading for Maundy Thursday begins with a meal. Jesus is at the table with his disciples, all of them reclining, propped up on their elbows, dipping pita bread into bowls … [Read more…]