Training for the Kingdom https://anglicanchurchbuckhorn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Pentecost-8-A.mp3 Listen to this message Jesus put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree,…

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Weeds among the Wheat Read today’s gospel Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43 https://anglicanchurchbuckhorn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Pentecost-7-A.mp3 Listen to this message The simple and stark reality is that the world is made up of good and evil, light and darkness, brightness and shadow, wheat and weeds. As Jesus says, weeds grow among the wheat. And when he was speaking in…

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Letter to the Diocese from Bishop Andrew – 17 July Bishop Andrew speaks of the inevitability of change and presents ways to learn and discover new perspectives that are facets of change in the Church and in society Dear Friends in Christ, Change. I began my June 26th, 2020 letter to you with the age-old joke: How…

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Timeline Template and Guidelines for Re-opening In his letter to the Diocese on 10 July 2020, Bishop Andrew provides background on the process for parishes to re-gather in person as communities of faith. Links are included to a timeline template and the details of steps to be taken as outlined in the guidelines for re-opening. Dear…

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The Soil Within Read today’s gospel scripture Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 https://anglicanchurchbuckhorn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Pentecost-6-A.mp3 Listen to this message A man goes out to sow. And as he walks, he casts the seeds far and wide. The seeds land every which way. Some on the trodden path, some in the rocks, some among the thorns. But, as he walks…

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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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