Danger + Opportunity

Dear Friends, So much happens in a week. Thank you to the 500+ viewers who tuned into the livestream of worship last Sunday, and all those who have responded to the financial needs of the ministry at this time – by cheque drop-off, mail and online giving. What a blessing! Our team has never worked […]

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Generosity Abounds!

Dear Friends, A member of our church family shared a story this week of being at the pharmacy and witnessing a customer buying up all the children’s Tylenol on the shelf. A woman behind her was begging for just one bottle for her sick child at home and being denied because the other customer was […]

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Emmanuel: God With Us

A Message from Rev. Maya Landell The sun is shining and when I look out my office window it is hard to imagine that we are in such a state of high alert. The birds are singing and as I sit at my desk it can seem as if it’s “business as usual.” But, my […]

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Lent, A Season to Make Space

A Message from Rev. Maya Landell Lent is upon us – a season to make space, to return to practices that draw you closer to God. What does this look like – God who created you for good, who names you as God’s handiwork – unique, special, gifted, loved. This God yearns for you to […]

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The Return Home

A Message from Rev. Maya Landell Friends, Lent is almost here. Get your Pancake supper tickets after church this Sunday, or call the office, or just come on February 25. Pancakes at 5:00 pm in Stewart East Hall, followed by Ashes Eve service at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary. It has been our tradition to […]

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Daniel in Exile

A Message from Rev. Maya Landell Last Sunday after church, Amy Crawford, one of our Voluntary Associate Ministers, lead our Godly Play storytellers in a refresher course. Amy shared how she greets the circle of children by lighting the rainbow-coloured Christ candle each week in the name of the One who did such amazing things […]

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The Kingdom’s Fall

A Message from Rev. Maya Landell What a week we’ve had. So many prayers to be shared: grief at the death of Gloria Myles; prayers for people in our community and loved ones, including Dale Pringle as he fights a lung infection in the hospital; prayers for those affected by the coronavirus; prayers for families […]

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A Message from Rev. Maya Landell

A Message from Rev. Maya Landell January 31 st – The first month of 2020 ends today. We made it through the longest days and each day is an invitation to deepen into trusting in God’s love. We have not finished the Old Testament section of our reading through the scriptures, and this Sunday is […]

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The Kingdom of Israel

A Message from Rev. Maya Landell The first month of 2020 ends today. We made it through the longest days and each day is an invitation to deepen into trusting in God’s love. We have not finished the Old Testament section of our reading through the scriptures, and this Sunday is Chapter 16, the beginning […]

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God’s Mesengers

A Message from Rev. Maya Landell The Story chapter 15 God’s messengers As I pray into and work on worship/bible study and life connections to Chapter 15: God’s Messengers, I’m distracted by feeling behind on the many emails in my inbox — each one with a story, a need, a question, a care, an opportunity, […]

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A Kingdom Torn in Two

A Message from Rev. Maya Landell As I pray into this Sunday, Chapter 14: A Kingdom Torn in Two: The Story-chapter 14 a kingdom torn in two I am holding the places in our lives where we are torn apart – in our minds, between families, across cultural, political and religious contexts. I am prayerful […]

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Seeking Wisdom

A Message from Rev. Maya Landell What a week. A big thank you to the Elves for undecorating on Monday. Much laughter filled the sanctuary as Jason and I were planning services for the upcoming season of Lent and Easter. We also held Ruth Allen’s funeral; it was a true privilege to have a chance […]

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