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…]

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…]