Commentary for Pentecost VI, 12 July 2020 Texts for Pentecost VI: Genesis 25:19-34; Psalm 119:105-112; Romans 8:1-11 and Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 By Father Doug Woods Get the readings Hi again. I’m glad you’ve come today. We’re working on the scripture for this coming Sunday, Pentecost VI. I’m going to make a cup of tea. Would…

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Commentary for Pentecost V, 5 July 2020 Texts for Pentecost V are Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67; Psalm 45:10-17; Romans 7:15-25a; and Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 By Father Doug Woods Get the readings     Hi there! One day late this week. It was my grandson\’s birthday yesterday-he’s nine now. And it was Canada Day-our family gets…

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Commentary for Pentecost IV, 28 June 2020 Texts for Pentecost IV are Genesis 22:1-14, Psalm 13, Romans 6:12-23, and Matthew 10:40-42 By Father Doug Woods Get the readings   Gracious God, as I speak, may only the truth be spoken and only the truth be heard. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.   I used…

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Wisdom vindicated by her deeds Read today’s Epistle and Holy Gospel: Romans 7:15-25a;  Matthew 11: 16-19, 25-30 https://anglicanchurchbuckhorn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Pentecost-5-A.mp3 Listen to this message A person could easily ask these days, just what exactly is the world coming to? I mean just take a look around. What about this younger generation? They flock to the beach in…

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Small gesture, big difference Read today’s gospel scripture Matthew 10: 40-42 https://anglicanchurchbuckhorn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Pentecost-4-A.mp3 Listen to this message This is such a beautiful little passage from the Gospel of Matthew. It’s pretty brief but it has quite a bit of depth. It’s almost like a meditation. So, if you wish, you can pause the audio version of…

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Letter to the Diocese from Bishop Andrew – 26 June Is there a different way to utilise our existing bishops, supporting them in new ways through Archdeacons, Regional Deans, the Dean of Toronto and lay leaders, including paid staff and volunteers? Dear Friends in Christ, “How many Anglicans does it take to change a lightbulb?”…

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National Indigenous Day of Prayer The Office of the National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop invites you to join us here for an online video worship service to celebrate National Indigenous Day of Prayer, June 21, 2020 at 2 pm Eastern Time. Come and see Indigenous Anglicans and friends from across Canada for prayer, singing and story. We…

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Harvest is plentiful; workers are few Read today’s gospel scripture Matthew 9:35-10:23 https://anglicanchurchbuckhorn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Pent-2-A.mp3 Listen to this message THERE ARE A COUPLE things that strike me about today’s gospel passage.   First, it is because Jesus is filled by compassion that he responds so openly to the needs of the people Second, the harvest is plentiful…

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Letter to the Diocese from Bishop Andrew – 10 June The bishops are asking clergy and lay leaders to “stay the course” of distanced ministry using technology with virtual and online worship – not because it is easier, more restful or preferable, but because we hope that the summer months will allow parishes to take…

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“Unprecedented” — Word of the Year The Readings for Trinity Sunday https://anglicanchurchbuckhorn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Trinity-A-Unprecedented.mp3 Listen to this message My nomination for Word of the Year is the word unprecedented.   “Unprecedented” has been around for years and years, but in early 2020, the world started taking notice of it in a new way. In early January, the…

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