Archive for April 2014

Second Sunday of Easter 2014 - The Reverend Geoffrey Chapman

Monday, April 28th, 2014

What if Thomas simply missed his friend? The resurrection is a wonderful, beautiful gift of God. But when Jesus returned as the resurrected Lord, everything was changed forever. Things were never the same. Every time we grow, create, build, and bring new life into the world, our lives are changed forever. God promises to restore and heal, but never to return things to the way they were.

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Easter Sunday 2014 - The Reverend Geoffrey Chapman

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Not just every Christian but every Canadian seems to observe Lent by living through the cold months of February and March, and we all breathe a collective sigh of relief and joy when Spring arrives along with Easter.

Yet the Easter message of Christ's Resurrection does not fit with seasons like winter and spring, or any cycle of life and death, war and peace, light and darkness, life and death. God is beyond every season and every cycle. 
Happy Easter to everyone celebrating the Lord's Resurrection!
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Maundy Thursday 2014 - The Reverend Geoffrey Chapman

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Some symbols or actions in the Bible can be deconstructed or demystified. The Holy Eucharist is not among them. Reverend Geoff wrestles with the simple question, "what does it mean that we eat the body and drink the blood of Jesus:" a question that uncovers deep mysteries in Scripture and in our lives.

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Palm Sunday 2014 - The Reverend Geoffrey Chapman

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

"Hosanna in the highest heaven," the people of Jerusalem cried out. 'Hosanna' means "save us." Perhaps "saviour." From what did the people of Jerusalem feel they needed saving from? This is a sermon about the call of the disenfranchised throughout the world to God for salvation: salvation from war and tyranny, from hunger and thirst, from death and despair. 

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Fourth Sunday in Lent - The Reverend Geoffrey Chapman

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

God creates out of nothing. For many Christians, this is the very essence of who God is. This is a sermon about our God, who creates light out of darkness.

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